Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Crete/Athens June 2017
  2. 2 Heathrow Terminal 2 - Immigration, Bags & Pick-Up
  3. 3 Krakow and Prague-one week
  4. 4 Barcelona, Bilboa, Cuena, Madrid
  5. 5 Cordoba Overnight?
  6. 6 3 days in Normandy (with an 8 year old)
  7. 7 For a Taste of Four Cultures on Two Contınents
  8. 8 Marseille vs. Genoa
  9. 9 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  10. 10 Trip report (long): Greek Macedonia, some insights into London's airports and the discovery of perhaps the worst airline in the developed world.
  11. 11 Trip Report 13 Days with 13-year-olds in Greece
  12. 12 Where to stay in September in the Swiss Alps
  13. 13 London Pass vs. OysterCard,or get both?
  14. 14 The Dordogne & Loire Valley?
  15. 15 Itinerary help for 2 weeks vacation
  16. 16 Early Itinerary Munich to Croatia
  17. 17 ST.TROPEZ - 1 day Excursions
  18. 18 Uffizi Phone Number
  19. 19 Itinerary Help Needed. 8 Days in Greece~
  20. 20 I have six days in Spain - where should I go?
  21. 21 Help needed/wanted to central/east Europe
  22. 22 Piedmont as a destination
  23. 23 Italy Hotel Recommondations
  24. 24 Comments on Munich, Saltzburg, Lucerne hotels
  25. 25 10 days in Italy with 5 and 10 year olds in July :)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Rome and Venice in December

Jump to last reply

Here is my current working itinerary:
Depart dec 9th from SEA
10, 11 Iceland
Land in Munich and train to Dresden 12, 13 Dresden
14 Seiffen
15,16, Nuremburg
17, Rothenburg
18, 19, 20 Munich (maybe steiff factory?)
21, train to Venice., 22 Venice
23, 24, 25, 26, 27 Rome.
Fly to Paris. 28, 29, 30, 31, 1 Paris (30th is the louvre!!)
Eurostar to London 2, 3, 4, 5 London
6 fly to NYC
6, 7, 8, 9 NYC
Fly back 10th of Jan

Mostly wondering about Italy this post, but let me know if something above really doesn't work.

Random Germany question: if I buy Christmas ornaments at the markets, how much of a hassle is it to find packing materials and ship them home? Anyone done this?

Is 2 nights doable for Venice? I really don't want to cut it entirely but I'm not sure if I want to take another night away from Rome. Especially since I've gathered weather can be unpredictable. Gondola ride, yes or no? Assuming that is not just a summer thing. I realize it's touristy but I think it would be an interesting POV of Venice.

Should I take a train from Munich to Venice or fly? I'm thinking of buying a German rail pass which looks like it would cover my train to Venice but only if I take a certain train. Haven't quite figured it out yet. There are so many domestic flight companies- are there any that I should definitely avoid?

Is Florence doable somewhere? I really wanted to see Michelangelo's David as that's one of those iconic artworks I studied in high school, but I'm not sure if it's advisable to try to fit it in.

Do you have any recommendations for any companies that do excellent walking tours of Rome or Venice in English?

Should I try to eat out on Christmas Eve and Day or should I count on cooking at my hostel? Would the Jewish quarter be a good bet for either/both days?

Are there any historical sites or museums that I should have advance tickets for other than the Vatican and the coliseum? If so, how far in advance should I do that?

Right now I really don't have anything definitive in mind except Christmas Mass and wandering around. Not a fan of Rick Steves but the library had his European Christmas book and I rather liked the idea of seeing all the different nativity scenes. Il presepe? Are there any particular ones I should definitely see? Where are they generally in the churches?


Any things unique to Italy that I haven't mentioned and should be aware of?

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement