Going to Italy in May

Apr 26th, 2002, 04:14 PM
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Going to Italy in May

Will have 1.5 days in Rome, 3 days in Florence/Portofino, 1.5 days Milan. Need info on airport transfers, private tours, where to eat, etc. How to spend the precious time in each city.
Please help !
Apr 26th, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Do you mean May 2002, the month that begins in just 4 days from now? Is this a trans-atlantic trip? Have you ever been to Italy before? Is everything else booked? (specifically, hotels? transportation between these destinations?) Is anyone else looking after you? Are you solo? do you speak any Italian? Do you want solutions that will save you money? help you cope with a general lack of experience traveling in a foreign country?

Are you going anywhere else, on this trip?

This isn't meant to seem like an interrogation - - I just wonder which if the various important questions you need to focus on, especially f you are down to very little time.

Best wishes,

Apr 26th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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Hi Marina,

The 2 restaurants in Florence that I really enjoyed were Quattro Leone, and La Casalinga (very basic, but great and reasonable).

If you are arriving by train in Milan, the train lets you off in the center of Milan, and it is an hour drive to Milan Malpensa airport. There is a shuttle bus outside of the station that is 4.50 Euros. If you take a cab, it is around 70 Euros. There is an internal airline called Volare that has very cheap airfares, and you may want to fly back from Florence to Milan. Just make sure that you fly into the correct Milan airport b/c there are two of them.
Apr 27th, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Milan, we like the Hotel Palace. See the Duomo, be sure to go up to the top to walk around the roof, and the Brera picture gallery.

I'd spend all three days in Florence.

Rome see mostly the Vatican museum and St. Peters.
Apr 27th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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Yes, Rex,it does sound like an interrogation, and it's exactly what you always do with new people. Yesterday you posted saying that new people should have all their questions answered nicely and today you did it again-you question whether they've done all the essential things and you assume that they couldn't have because they didn't come here and ask you to make these decisions for them.

They didn't say they don't have hotel reservations, transportation or any of those other things you're questioning them about. They just asked for info on tours, restaurants, sites to see. Maybe they got a sudden, great deal and are jumping on it. Get a grip.

If you insist on inserting yourself into every thread, can't you at least just answer their question? They didn't ask you to take them to raise!
Apr 28th, 2002, 10:00 AM
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Message: We were just in Rome. We took a private tour with a wonderful guide, Giulia Bernardini. We did two tours with her, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's and Ancient Rome. She was great. You can reach her at [email protected]. Tell her Mark and Terry sent you!

I also recommend the guide books "Access Rome" and Rick Steves "Italy 2002." Both excellent sources to have as you travel in Rome.
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