Are you planning to spend a month in Italy? We hadn't intended to go but the opportunity arose so we grasped it with both hands. Early in 2013 our son departed to spend six months in Sicily on a student exchange program. The remainder of the family decided to take the opportunity to join him at the end of his program and tour Italy together.
We would begin in Sicily and meet his host family before taking off to enjoy some of the locations we'd heard so much about. We intended to immerse ourselves in culture, partake in regional cooking, photograph anything and everything and generally soak up Italy for the best part of a month. Oh, and markets. The girls wanted lots of markets.
We planned the trip ourselves, booked and paid for everything in advance online. We decided to share our experiences here as a resource for others who may be planning their own adventure and as a personal record for our own enjoyment. See how we planned and spent One Month in Italy.