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10 Days in Italy w/Teens - Advice on Budget/Restaurants

kyfamily | Jun 7, 2012 01:56 PM

We are going to Italy for 10 days with our teens - 18, 15, 14. We are a "foodie" family and trying to stick to a food budget of 300 euros/day. We are looking for authentic, local trattorias, house wine, fun, animated/lively atmospheres. One big meal a day

Here's what we have so far - need some help!

Day 1 - Arrive FCO w/3:30-6:30 tour of Vatican - staying in Apartment near Vatican City
- Advice for quick, inexpensive lunch - pizza near Vatican
- dinner reserved at Ricollio at 9:30 - is this too late after all night travel and Vatican Tour?

Day 2 - Heavy lunch near Colisseum - after our 12:30 tour - recommendations? We are planning on doing the Italy Tour at Night just stopping for quick bites and drinks

Day 3 - Looking for good breakfast spot/bakery - in Trastevere. We then head out at 12:30 pm for Pisa - Luminaria Celebration that night - any advice? Are there many food vendors in the festival like setting?

Day 4 - Heading to Lucca - best advice for dinner? Ristorante Giglio? Da Francesco, Gigi?

Day 5 - Day Trip - Cinque Terre - best advice for big lunch? Any village except Corniglia

Day 6 - Day Trip - Via Reggio - best advice for happy hour late lunch/early dinner

Day 7 - Tuscany Tour w/private driver to wineries - gastro/wine tour

Day 8 - Booked the evening Cicceti Tour - 5-6 local "off the beaten path" restaurants for tastings

Day 9 - Completely open for suggestions - want a very lively experience

Day 10 - Embarking on Greek Isle Cruise

Any and all suggestions appreciated and recommended. This is my first post - on a blog like this ever - so please be kind to me :)

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