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    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
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Please critique transportation arrangements, leaving in a week!

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Hi kind Fodorites , I leave next week for my 26 day family odyssey . Wish me luck with 9 people , 4 kids (10,11,12,14) and a Mom who isn't quite as mobile as she used to be. At least she has been there before. My sisters and families have not.....
Anyway here is where we are going and how we are getting from point A to point B. if you think of anything that would make it easier on me feel free to chime in.
Thank you again in advance,

Day 1 June 28: arrive Napoli via overnight flight from west coast
Cab to hotel for one night
Recover from jet lag see archiological museum, eat pizza!

Day 2 June 29: depart Napoli for villa rental on coat, near S.Agata s due Golfi
Hydrofoil to Sorrento, car pick up from port
While on Amalfi coast we plan to,
Visit Pompei , bus to train guide will meet us there.
Private boat rental to Capri on July 4th
Hike the path of the gods
Bus/ ferry rides to various towns

Day 9 July 6: depart coast for Rome
Driver will take us to train, fast train to Roma
We have rented apt in the Trastevere area, for 6 others in hotel nearby.
I have never stayed in this area and am looking forward to it.

-One question, thoughts on the Roma pass? We will be hopping on tram to get to sights. It may be a good value! We are here for 5 nights

Scavi tour,coliseum and Forum tours booked. Vatican museum and Borghese gallery booked

-Favorite places to eat?

Day 14 depart Rome for Lucca
Cab to airport p/u 2 cars to drive to Lucca
Stop Orvieto maybe Pisa?
Day 15 driving day, wherever we are feeling, return cars at end of day or next am
- suggestions?
Day 16/17 train to Florence probably am and back afternoon to just wander in Lucca.
Only thing I have booked so far for Florence is fresco workshop for 4 of us (we are artist want to be's)
- suggestions for things kids would like? I am thinking of course Duomo, maybe Boboli gardens and Pitti palace? Science museum? Skipping David this time.

Day 18 :leave Lucca via 2 rental cars again
They want to see Lake/s hike see Dolomite area.
I had originally booked us in Lake Como but now have changed that to Lago d' Iseo. Smaller easier to drive, less expensive and I haven't been there. Been to Como twice:)

We will keep the cars for 2 days to explore.
-suggestions?

Day 20 :we split up here for 1 night
Boys (4, 2 adults,2 kids) going to Modena area to test drive Ferrari and do car museums
They will keep one car
Girls will drop car off in Bergamo and take train to Verona , opera night:)

Day 21: depart Verona/Modena for Venice via train
Staying in wonderful apt, 4 nights
Nothing special booked here just the usual, outer islands,gondola etc.
It is festival that weekend so should be much going on!

That's it home day 26! I'm tired just thinking about it!
Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated and I promise to keep detailed notes for anyone else who might be traveling with such a big group.

Thanks again in advance, Kim

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