Cinque Terre or Venice in October

Jul 31st, 2003, 06:17 PM
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Cinque Terre or Venice in October

I am fortunate to be going with my husband to Milan on a business trip the first part of October. We have a long weekend before he starts business in Milan. I was thinking we should go to Venice but after reading all the glowing reports on Cinque Terre, I am contemplating that location. I haven't been to either place so which would you pick?
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Jul 31st, 2003, 06:42 PM
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I'd take Venice. There is nothing like Venice in all the world. 5 Terre is very pretty, but there are many, many pretty coastal areas in the world.
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Jul 31st, 2003, 06:59 PM
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I second venice. It is a place unlike anywhere else in the world
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Jul 31st, 2003, 07:48 PM
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Venice!!! (no contest - IMO)
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Jul 31st, 2003, 08:35 PM
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A dilemma that has no wrong choice. My wife and I will be in Cinque Terre in early October, so you'll probably want to go to Venice to escape out of control hikers like ourselves.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 04:02 AM
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Hi Ronda,

Tom has given you good advice. I suggest you follow it.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 04:42 AM
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Venice!!!! Liked Cinque Terra but nothing compares to Venice. Can't wait to go back one day.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 04:54 AM
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Venice,definitely...and before you go, rent the movie Summertime (in Venice) with Katherine Hepburn.

Have a great trip. Linda
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Aug 1st, 2003, 06:02 AM
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Venice, Venice, Venice! And someday when you return to Italy for a longer visit, you'll have a chance to go to Cinque Terre.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 06:12 AM
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Just returned last month. Spent 3 days in Venice. Wish I would have spent a week! Venezia gets my vote.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 06:49 AM
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I've not been to CT so can't be objective but I'd imagine Oct. is an ideal time for Venice. Not too crowded. You might want to have a look at what special events are going on then here.
http://www.initaly.com/travel/info/events.htm
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Aug 1st, 2003, 07:14 AM
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It depends on what you like to do. Do you want to spend time hiking, visiting the different villages, and going to the beach? or do you want to spend time going to churches, museums, and strolling the quaint streets of Venice? I wish I knew about Cinque Terre, cause it looks really nice.
 
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Maitaitom: We will also be in the CT at the beginning of October (arriving on the 2nd, leaving on the 7th.) Pin a yellow rose to your shirt so I'll know you when we pass on the trails! (I'll wear a red one behind my ear.)
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Aug 1st, 2003, 07:53 AM
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Here's another vote for Venice.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 08:22 AM
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Cinque Terre deserves all the glowing reports it gets...but then so does Venice. As Rufus and jamikins said, there's no place like Venice anywhere in the world.

So, to paraphrase Horace Greely: go East, young woman.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 09:23 AM
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Thanks for the input! Looks like Venice it is for a long weekend. Now I have to start researching hotels. Since this portion of the trip won't be on business but on us, I must find someplace reasonable and, of course, quaint with the feel of the area.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 09:30 AM
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Tom will be the one with a a maitai in his hand!
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Aug 1st, 2003, 09:58 AM
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"Pin a yellow rose to your shirt..."
"Tom will be the one with a a maitai in his hand!"

TravelerGina, I don't usually hike with a rose attached to my shirt, but you might look for a black cap that does have the phrase "Mai Tai" included. To mess up the fashion police, I will be wearing it backward because you probably have a good chance of passing me on the trail. We're staying at Villa Margherita in Levanto.

Wren, I'm afraid I stick to wine and limoncello in Italy, however if a mai tai is available, i would never pass up the opportunity.


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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:18 AM
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Maitaitom: Well, if we're hiking behind you, I may recognize you by your hat. We're staying in Manarola and will also be enjoying the local wine and limoncella. Have a great time; I know we will!
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Aug 1st, 2003, 10:57 AM
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If you are looking for Venice hotel recommendations, we like the Ala which is reasonable and on a charming square. It is very convenient to the Grand Canal and a vaporetto stop. Some rooms are on a small canal and it is fun to hear and see the gondolas passing.
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