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12 days around Italy with a car, need cheap B & B's

12 days around Italy with a car, need cheap B & B's

Old May 10th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Some helpful information:

www.slowtrav.com/italy/trains/index.htm

www.ricksteves.com

Have a good trip.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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When looking at B&Bs be sure to check for amenities. Many modest one do NOT have air conditioning - and if it's 95 and humid - I think you might regret that. Also confirm if you are comfortable with a shared bath and stairs instead of elevators. (Since taking trains will be cheaper than a car - rental, tax, insurance, gas, tolls and parking - you might have more to spend on lodging,)
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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I just wrote about a beautiful and inexpensive B&B near Genoa and Milan, in case you want to take in the Italian Riviera. Wrote about it on my blog here: http://brooklynbabysocial.com/2012/0...e-me-to-there/
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Old May 12th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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thank you for these replies - What is the cheapest decent one we may get as I would like to spend money on seeing the sights rather than sleeping in a classy hotel.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Caz_Laws, I don't think any of us can tell you which one of these recommendations you should select. Several posters have offered suggestions. Look at the websites provided, read up on tripadvisor.com, and/or purchase a guide book. Then make your decisions and book according to your preferences (amenities, location, price, etc.). Good luck and have a wonderful trip!
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You can also go to slowtrav.com (SlowTravel) and check their hotel and B&B reviews. Tripadvisor.com is also full of reviews.

The idea of staying outside the center of town is not so good if your are traveling by train, since the trains take you into the center. Also, you waste time going to and from the center to sightsee. Three days in Rome is barely scratching the surface, so you don't have any time to spare.
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hi caz,

looks like you've had a load of good advice about using trains and finding accommodation. another good source of info about trains is www.seat61.com, and about all things Roman - roninrome.com

as for accommodation, you could perhaps usefully spend a few hours becoming familiar with trip advisor. if you put in, say Pisa, as your destination, and your travel dates, you will find that you can choose between hotels and B&Bs. you can ask for them to be put in price order [low to high or high to low] and for them to be shown on a map. places in the suburbs can be a false economy as you will spend money, and perhaps more importantly on a short trip, time, getting to and from your accommodation.

have a great trip!
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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Rick Steves' guide books list BnBs in all ranges. Also, there is a Karen Brown guide to Italy for BnBs.
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