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1st timer- Help me plan a romantic getaway to Italy

May 29th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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Progress has been made! I have purchased out airfare so I think this will help me narrow it down some.

Depart Sun Sept. 30 arrive Rome 10:45 am
Depart Venice October 15 at 1:45 pm

Thanks again for everyone's input. i am making substantial progress. Or so I think!

Best Regards,
Nick
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May 29th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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hi, Nick,

I think that you've made a good start - for romance, it's difficult to beat Venice.

My idea would be this-

4 nights Rome, [I'd suggest longer, but that should be enough to give you a taste and a chance to recover from jet-lag.] If you can, arrange to see the papal audience on the wednesday.

train to orvieto, spend night, pick up car.

drive to greve and stay at cnotes' suggestion. 5 nights.

drive to Venice. drop car. sat 4-5 nights. go home.

if you wanted to have another experience, you could add in a brief stay on Lake Garda on the way to Venice, but in october, you're getting towards the end of the season.

please don't try to have more than 4 stops - this is a holiday, not a route march!

Have a wonderful time,

regards, ann
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May 30th, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Jun 1st, 2007, 08:46 PM
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I have decided with much help fro mall of you to fly into Rome, spend 4 days/nights, rent a car and drive to Florence, spend 4 nights there, 4 nights in venice. I have two nights that are unsettled. I am awating reply from the hotels I contacted for rates in October. I didn't realize this was such a high peek season and convention month. I enjoyed everyone's trip reports! EXTREMELY HELPFUL!

Best Regards and Happy Traveling,
Nick
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Jun 1st, 2007, 09:20 PM
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For hotel ideas, search on www.venere.com
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 04:30 AM
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hi, nick,

with that itinerary, i would add a night each to rome and Venice. THere is so much to see in both that you will easily fill the time, and if you did run out, you can fit in a day trip.

alternatively, you could spend a night in Verona on the way to Venice, or a couple of nights on Lake Garda. that would make a nice break between the towns, but October is the beginning of the off-season on the lakes, so there might be less gonig on. [but after Florence and Rome, you may be greatfely for the rest!]

regards, ann
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 06:21 AM
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Do not drive in Florence. Train to Florence then get a car later if you must.
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Bobthenavigator is absolutely right!!!
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Does Pisa and or Milan interest you?
 
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