I am new to italki so I am wondering around. Figure this would be a good place to start this conversation. My fiance and I are planning to tour Italy for a month for our Honeymoon next year. We plan to tour around different cities but at some point during our trip we would like to stay somewhere for an extended period of time with like an airBnB and rent a home. If we have this opportunity to live in Italy for a month - where should we live?
I would recommend you to choose Roma for an extended period of time. You could rent a home downtown and then you could visit the best places by walk (traffic in Roma is very bad), and even discover nice places unknown to most part of the turists. You could visit every day a different place and you would never get tired of it ^_^
I hope this was helpful,
Great that you will be visiting Italy! Let's see if I can help with suggestions.
I lived in Naples for 14 years and have had several friends from abroad visiting me there. They all fell in love with the city, and some of them even came back for a second/third time at some point to spend a longer period of time there. The city has many history treasures, great food, and plenty of human warmth. There's a lot of bad publicity around Naples, I know - but while there you will only notice how 'intense' everything is - in a good way. The old historical centre is the place where you should be. It's totally affordable, and you'll find a lot of BnB or Air BnB there (many friends of mine offer this as well). The old centre is also where the major universities are, so it's full of life every day and night. Naples is literally "layered", so you'll find Ancient Greek and Roman elements, side by side with amazing XVII century stuff, plus a thriving contemporary urban scene (graffiti etc.). Many many fantastic and very peculiar historical gems to discover for a traveller! Also, lots of artist-led, community-led places for a night out, which offer top music acts, cinema clubs, theatre, dancing nights "for free" (guests only pay an entrance fee of your choice to support their activity). People are generally very warm-hearted in Naples and I'm sure you'll have the feeling of "having found good friends" after only a couple of weeks. Around the city (within reasonable distance, if you set your basis in Naples), you'll also have a chance to explore other very nice places that are worth a trip (Pompeii, the islands of Ischia, Capri, Procida, and many more!)
Let me know if you need any further tips! I'm happy to help!