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Dolomites, Lakes, or Cinque Terre at Christmas in Italy?

Dolomites, Lakes, or Cinque Terre at Christmas in Italy?

Dec 9th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Dolomites, Lakes, or Cinque Terre at Christmas in Italy?

Dolomites, Lakes, or Cinque Terre at Christmas in Italy?

I don't know where to spend the Holidays in Italy? On December 16, I have to leave Bergamo, and I can go one of three directions, all leading to different parts of Italy. Eventually I will see most of it, but it's where to go first, and specifically where to go during late December I'm concerned with.

After Bergamo, I can head

1) South to the Liguria coast, Cinque Terre, and up to Genoa
2) East to Brescia, Lake Garda, and up the Dolomite Alps to Trentino/Alto Adige, and on to Belluno before turning around (note: I don't like skiing, thought I love scenic photography)
3) West to Lecco, Como, Maggiore lake district

There you have it, three clear options. So where would you go first, and why? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Note: The two destinations that don't get picked will be seen in January.

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Dec 9th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Oh boy, here we go again lol.

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Dec 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM
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I wouldn't go to any of the lakes in December or January. But that's just me.

As to the other options, follow the better weather or flip a coin.

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Dec 10th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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how is sandy going to get from Italy to Brazil? mom's credit card, maybe...

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...6&tid=35168392

or maybe we should just stop topping him/her/it.
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Dec 10th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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If Sandy can be in Italy from at least Dec. 16th into January and then is going to hop down to Brazil, no more sugggestions from me unless I can tag along.
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Dec 11th, 2008, 12:39 PM
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But according to Sandy's (or rather sandia's) posts on TA he is going to be in the Persian Gulf between January 20 and March 10.

How will he fit Brazil and Canada in (especially as sandia's planning 4-6 weeks in southern Africa this winter)?
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Dec 11th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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and Kyrgyzstan, Tibet and China in late June/early July.

Sure wish I had the resources to travel like Sandy!
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Dec 12th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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I was thinking Africa and Brazil were possibilities he had now dropped in favour of the Middle East-Tibet-China trip.
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