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13 Days, 7 Cities, 3 Kids...Our Dream to Trip to Italy (Day 1)

13 Days, 7 Cities, 3 Kids...Our Dream to Trip to Italy (Day 1)

Jan 15th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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So enjoyable! Hate to see it coming to an end. Good luck with Flickr--hope to see your pix.
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Jan 18th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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great report - i bet your kids never forget that football match! we took our DS to an England v Italy rugby match in Rome 2 years ago and he is still talking about the atmosphere, the crowds, the shouting and whistling...DD is soooo jealous.

what a terrific way to end a great trip.
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Jan 18th, 2012, 04:46 PM
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A memorable report
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Jan 19th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Sounds like DS 1 & 2 fared pretty well...especially liking the tub! What else impressed them...different no doubt from adult views?
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Jan 24th, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Great pictures! Very detailed and lovely report. I enjoyed it very much.
thank you for sharing.
We are leaving in March and Can't wait to experience all with our kids!
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Jan 25th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Thanks so much for posting your pictures, they are fabulous. Our family of four is going in June so I'm getting more excited after reading your report.

We have a Canon EOS camera with a couple of different lens. My husband has a "sling" carry case(fits around one shoulder and can either be carried more on the front of your body or back).

My question; did you feel safe carrying your camera through the large cities? Of course reading reports about the cleverness and quickness of thieves and pickpockets, we're a little nervous about carrying the camera around Rome especially. But we would hate to miss out on all the fabulous photo ops as well.

Thanks again for sharing your report. Traveling as a family is such a fabulous experience!
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Jan 25th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Thanks again for a super trip and excellent shots. Sigh!
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Jan 26th, 2012, 09:14 AM
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I noticed you asked the Fodorites for suggestions on APPs for Italy...did you use or more than others? Did you find them helpful? Please share them. We have a 3G iPad, was yours 3G? I read your report where you said you had problems connecting the internet at the apartment, I was wondering if it was the wi-fi you were talking about?
thank you!
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Jan 27th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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I have enjoyed your trip report, especially since our family of four plans to be in Italy at the end of May. I hope we have as good a trip! I think the pasta making would be great fun for our children. Could you tell me the contact information for the place that you visited on your tour? Thank you!
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Jan 27th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Finally had a chance to get back to this lovely trip report! Really enjoyed reading about your family's experiences. I teared up at the pigeon "heart" in the sky.... In addition to hearing about the super time that you all had, it is instructive to hear about a successful "whirlwind" trip -- it shows that you can cover a lot of ground -- even with kids -- with proper planning and preparation. It sounds like you had a nice balance of structure and flexibility. And you wrote a really enjoyable trip report to boot!
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Jan 31st, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Hi Lisa
Im in the process of planning my trip for next month and would love the information on the name of name of the mask making and also the cooking and wine tasting. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Hi Lisa,

I'll be in the same 3 cities with my 2 kids this summer so I've really enjoyed your trip report.

Is this the Alessandra you used as a tour guide in Rome? (I found this on another thread.)

"Rome: Alessandra Recalchi at email: [email protected]
Also, Alessandra's husband, Mirko has a car service and can pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel as well as pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station. Whatever you need. He is cheaper than a taxi and very very reliable and a good driver.

Here are some ideas of what they can do:
Rome: Alessandra will meet you in front of your hotel and take you on a 3-hour private walking tour of Rome. Visit the Coliseum, Forum and Pantheon. 135 Euros total

Alessandra will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you on the city bus to the Vatican. She will give you a private 3-hour tour of the Vatican museums, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. She will leave you at a great spot to have lunch. 135 Euros Total

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May 1st, 2015, 04:57 PM
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bookmarking for the great info...
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Amazing trip report! Useful AND entertaining!
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