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Dina4's Family Adventure: FRANCE and ITALY trip report

Dina4's Family Adventure: FRANCE and ITALY trip report

Jul 18th, 2006, 07:32 AM
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Hi Tiff,
thank you for your really nice comments.

it really was so great to have Remo. I wish we could have afforded to keep him all day and night because I still have a long list of places we didn’t get to. Especially the places that it only takes a few minutes to pop in and out, and yet a long walk to get there.

Yes, I am definitely “romesick”. (I love that phrase!)
“One really needs time to do it justice.” -- Wouldn’t it be great to stay a month? My friend who told me about the Casina Valadier in the Borghese garden has lived in major cities all over the world, and he said Rome might be his absolute favorite place to live.

Thanks again, everyone!
It was really fun to write a trip report for the first time, and it’s such a relief that people actually found it helpful!

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Jul 18th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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I loved your report. Thanks so much for taking the time.

We always travel with our son (age12) and love every minute of it.

I can understand the hill town toxicity. We were in Tuscany and Umbria this June and my son said, "OH no, not another hill town". We ended up cutting our time short in Umbria and spent an extra day in Rome because of it. Not a bad trade.
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Jul 19th, 2006, 02:26 AM
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Thanks so much for the report, dina. Especially Rome. Although you were there for a similar amount of time as us, you did different things, so you've given me ideas for next time.
got to stop now - the weather seems to be breaking after the hottest week any of us have known in Cornwall, so i'd better batten down the hatches!
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Jul 22nd, 2006, 06:46 AM
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Yes, dina, thank you so much for taking the time to post this report and keep following it up. I have really enjoyed it and found it most informative, in particular the Rome part because I go in October with my 15yo daughter.

annhig - am just back home from a week sweltering on the north Cornish coast - actually it was only Wednesday that we found really hot. The car temperature indicator that day was 34 degrees! Thank goodness our rented house faced north and east and stayed deliciously cool! All those seaside houses that face west over the sea must be unbearable in the evenings. But by all accounts it was even hotter here in Gloucestershire due to no seabreeze and humidity and it seems we were much cooler at the coast.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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Julia, Annhig, and Ralstonian,
thanks so much for your nice words! Glad you enjoyed it.
I hope everyone is cooling off!!!
It's hot everywhere...
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Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Thank You for all the information.
We made our first trip in 2007 and hope to go again 2009.
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here is my winter trip with family to Rome, Sorrento, Southern Tuscany, Florence Dolomites and Venice


And here is my foodie trip to Northern Italy - Parma, Bologna, lake Como and Milan

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Feb 24th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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I am so sorry to add my trip reports here to your link. It was eant to go on that other thread where the poster actually asked for them!!

Enjoying your report.

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Feb 24th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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i figured that -- no big deal!!
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