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Italy September '08 Itinerary

The countdown has begun! We will spend three full weeks in Italy in September, and I can't wait! Here is our itinerary:

We fly from LAX to AMS, then a short flight to MXP, where we will meet our friends, Fiona and Steve. We traveled to Italy with them in 2003, and had a delightful time. They are easy going, fun, and up for whatever we suggest. They love good food, good wine, and "leave the driving to us". OK, we all leave it to "Brad'll Do It".

We will begin with four nights in Varenna, on Lake Como. I have been to Bellagio, but Varenna is new to all four of us.


Next, we will spend 5 nights in Lerici, with day trips to explore the Ligurian coast.
Brad and I have been to Camogli and Portofino, but we look forward to visiting Portovenere, and beautiful vistas of the sea.


Then a whole week at Diana's! Whoo Hoo! I am most looking forward to visiting with Diana, Micha, and my buddy Max at Baur B&B. We look forward to relaxing in the luxurious comfort of the property, beautiful drives to nearby towns, showing our friends the wonders and beauty of Piemonte. I know there will be figs, Brachetto, and laughter. Diana is stocking up on coffee as we speak!


If we must leave Acqui Terme, at least I get to end our trip in one of my favorite Italian cities: Bologna. This last 6 days will be all about food and shopping! We will probably take Fiona and Steve to Ravenna and Parma for day trips as well. I am sure there will be many many lattes consumed from this spot on Piazza Maggiore!


Comments (8)


Sounds like an AWESOME trip! I am so happy that you like Bologna so much, it is really one of my favorites. And one day in the future I will stay at Baur BB myself!


What a wonderful itinerary, Palma. Every place that you're going to visit sounds so beautiful!

I had been planning to visit Bologna in September (before the allure of Umbria made me change my schedule!) It would have been fun to meet you and Brad for a cafe in Bologna -- but some other time, I hope!

Meanwhile, I'll be watching your trip planning for ideas for my 2009 trip.

Four perfect places!! I can't wait to live through your travels once again :)

Sounds like a great trip! Didn't you just get back from Italy? :)

Barb Cabot:

What a great itinerary and what fun to be with good friends. Fiona and Steve are in for a treat!


Planning a Back to Italy trip already? How long has it been since you got back from there? All of two weeks? LOL

Sounds like another wonderful trip.


Love this trip itinerary! Can't decide which part makes me the most jealous-a week at Diana's with her fabulous hospitality and breakfasts, the beauty of the Liguran coast, or the food and shopping in Bologna. I too will look forward to traveling with you through your blog and seeing your purchases in the flesh at your October GTG!

Tou know, Bologna is a little train ride from me!

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