A few months back my parents surprised me with the best gift ever. They took me out for lunch and explained how they wanted to tell me what my college graduation present would be. They wanted me to take part in the decision. Little did I know what that meant at the time. Then, they told me I could choose anywhere in the world to travel to with my mom! It would take place right after I graduate in May. After much consideration, I decided that this possibly once in a lifetime opportunity would take place in Italy. And, as a little bonus, we decided that a sidetrip to France would work out as well!
My mom and I have started doing research, including using Rick Steve’s travel book on Italy. We have made a preliminary plan where we will go to the following cities:
2 days in Rome/Sorrento
3 days in Florence
2 days in Venice
2 days in Paris
We will be busy planning more details over winter break in a few weeks. So, I was hoping for some feedback! We do want to spend some time visiting sites, but only the most important ones, as we would also like plenty of time to wander and enjoy the cultural experience. If you have been to any of these places, what were your favorite things to see and do? What did you like most about the overall experience? Where did you stay? What did you eat? How did you move from one city to the next? Do you have other tips? ANY suggestions would be very appreciated!