France and Italy

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Oct 9th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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France and Italy

Hi Fodorites. I am from way down under in New Zealand and am taking my 8 yr old daughter with me to France and Italy next April. We have 2 weeks to spend there. We would like to visit 3 areas in each country. What would you recommend seeing and doing and what would be the best form of transport?
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Oct 9th, 2004, 12:50 PM
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Paris, Venice and Rome. Fly between Paris and Venice.
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Oct 9th, 2004, 01:01 PM
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Hi Kiwi,

6 places in 14 days is sort of rushed, especially with a child.

I agree with Michael.

Fly into Paris and out of Rome. See www.volareweb.com for cheap flights between Paris and Venice and Rome.

See www.trenitalia.com/en for train schedules between Venice and Rome.
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Oct 9th, 2004, 01:10 PM
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Hey, this is really weird. My post above appeared here and not in the Paris thread where I posted it.
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Oct 9th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Again degas? How much of the family recipie have have you consumed today?
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Oct 9th, 2004, 09:49 PM
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Six days France, eight days Italy.

In France, four nights in Paris; two nights at www.chateaudejonvilliers.com and explore Chartres, and/or Versailles and/or one or more of the Loire valley chateau by rental car.

Fly www.volareweb.com from Paris to Venice or Rome. Allocate at least three nights to your first choice city (Rome, Florence or Venice); then add a mnimum of two nights each in two of these five: Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona or Siena. Do it all by train (unless you choose Siena, then travel there by bus from Florence).

It will take a goodly amount of reading to determine what destinations you truly want to make your itinerary your own. You need the biggest picture-filled book (one for each country) you can find at your largest public library or bookstore - - tackle each one, cover to cover, as you would read a novel.

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Oct 10th, 2004, 11:43 AM
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Thank you for all the advice,...plenty of research ahead but thats half the fun!!!
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