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Italy – The Itinerary

After playing around on Google Maps for the better part of an afternoon with my good friend Alex, we now have a rough itinerary for the first stop in Europe:  bella Italia. We plan to arrive there in late August and spend 3-4 weeks traveling the country, mostly via car. The highlight, at least for me, will be watching the famous Rolex Cup sailboat race in Sardinia.

Alex was born in Milan and spent summers throughout his childhood in Lake Como and Sardinia, so he knows these areas especially well.  He helped us map out a wonderful itinerary though Milan – Lake Como – Verona – Bologna – Genova – Sardinia – Naples – and various small towns in Tuscany.  In Sardinia, which he knows best, we even know which hidden beaches to hit, what restaurants to visit and what to order there!

Google Maps has some impressive functionality for planning and sharing our itinerary, which you can peruse below:

We’ll post more maps in the coming months to share our travel plans and where we’ve gone.  The planning process for a trip like this is half the fun!

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