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Rough itinerary rome, venice and stresa

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I have looked and looked at so many trip reports and used so much advice from so many of you. For the first time we are taking train travel only and not renting a car - thanks to KY bourbon especially for train tips!

We are: me, my sweet mother (72) my DH and our dear friends. A group of 5.
Any advice to the trip itinerary would be appreciated. I know we are probably missing some major sights but I am trying to balance activity level and interests with "must sees". Please let me know what I have missed!

We are really just stopping overnight in Florence for our dear friends to see David - we have been before and I know we are missing a lot!
May 31st – Friday Arrive in Florence –-3:45pm arrival, Hotel Monna Lisa, walk to see Duomo and possibly a return to the Uffizi just to see Botticcelli
June 1 – Saturday - Florence - David at 11:30
*Depart for Rome at 3:05

June 1 – Saturday - Rome – arrive at 4:30, check in to apartment - in Trastevere, shop, eat dinner in area - perhaps walk into central Rome but I think we will be tired.

June 2 - Sunday - Rome – Spanish Steps area, Trevi Fountain, Borghese Gallery and Gardens booked for 3:00pm

June 3 –Monday - Rome – 9am Scavi tour (booked), Walks of Italy 2:00pm (booked) Sistine, Vatican and into St. Peter’s. Not sure how tired we will be, could stroll the Centro Storico area – Piazza Novanna to Piazza della rotundo to the Trevi Fountain

June 4- Tuesday-Rome –9am, private tour - Marti Marcilli – Colosseum/ Forum/Palatine Hill 4 hours
Lunch In the afternoon we could go to the Capitoline museum and go to the rooftop café for lunch? after that: Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

June 5th –Wednesday - Rome – Pantheon and Castel St. Angelo, Walk over - pass by Palazzo Gaddi , Santa Maria Sopra Minerva , Piazza Novana

June 6th –Thursday - Rome – Depart to Venice at 10:55 am
June 6th –Thursday - Venice, arrive at 2:35 , get the 72 hour pass
La Fenice Opera House – self guided tour if time permits and possible
St. Mark’s in evening for music and wine, Café Florian

June 7th – Friday – 9:30am private tour - Monica Bittante tour (booked) 3hrs – she will come and get us at apt.
Visit Peggy Guggenheim modern art museum, take vaporetto up and down grand canal, Ca’ Rezzonico (great views of the canal), Gondola Ride in the evening

June 8th – Saturday – Islands, Torcello, Burano, Murano
Restaurant is "Da Romano" in Burana 1pm reseravation

June 9th –Sunday - Leave at 10:50 pm for Stresa - we will take local train to Lake Stresa and then taxi in to hotel (la Luna nel Porto in Stresa) , enjoy and relax a little on the terrace, walk the area
Al Buscion – wine bar with good snacks as well

June 10th – Monday – Borromeo Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori, etc)) , Ferry Ride to Villa Taranto
June 11th – Tuesday – Locarno (train trip) – train up and ferry back – most of the day

June 12th – Wednesday – Cable car up to Monta Mottorone, Isola madra

June 13th – Thursday – Local islands, Grand Hotel, etc.. Hit any little local island that we didn’t get covered and relax.

June 14th – Friday – return to the States.

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