A New Year A New Trip: Italy here we come!
Our blog is called Two Broads Abroad and in the last year the only country we visited was Mexico for a wedding over Memorial Day weekend. A fine trip, yet not THE trip. So now that we are somewhat settled into our new digs it’s time to get serious and get going. This year it’s Italy! I’ve visited many times for work, Nahid never. We are excited.
We actually decided on Italy as far back as September. Nahid, being the planner that she is, signed up for alerts from various online ticket sites. I, on the other hand, trolled the web when I got bored at work. After looking for more than a month, we had resigned ourselves to the $1200-1300/ticket range. Anything under that would be a score. Sometime back in October, while eating at my desk, I checked out Cheap Tickets, selected a random Tuesday in April and counted the days Nahid had banked at work and hit “send”. While I was wiping the smudge of avocado off my face an incredible price came up. I mean really incredible, like $300 a ticket off incredible. I immediately called Mz. Riz, got the okay and then booked the flights. We just saved $600!
Our research tells us that Italy is expensive, so saving on the airfare is a great way to start this trip. Next up was where to go? Rome and north? Rome and south? My mom’s family is from the south of Italy, Naples and Palermo to be exact. So my vote: south. Nahid said sure. Now we plan, and that is where we are asking for your suggestions.
We plan on five days in Rome, 2-3 days in and around Naples/Pompeii then Positano/Amalfi Coast for five or six days.
So please leave your suggestions for hidden gems, great eats, whatever. We want to hear from you!