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Honeymoon, Italy & Paris - Need help with travel, hotel & locations

Honeymoon, Italy & Paris - Need help with travel, hotel & locations

Old Dec 22nd, 2000, 09:19 AM
jodi Pala
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Honeymoon, Italy & Paris - Need help with travel, hotel & locations

I will be getting married in June and would like to plan approximately a 3 weed honeymoon in Italy & Paris. While in Italy I would like to go to Rome, Florence,Venice, Milan & Calabria(hometown). I plan on staying about 3 days & 2 nights in each. Am I missing anywhere good or going somewhere bad? Any suggestions on how to travel to each destination, planes or trains. Seeing that it is our honeymoon, I would like to stay in some nicer hotels. Are there any hotels that are known to do a little extra for honeymooners? I would appreciate any help on any one of these questions. Have a wonderful holiday!!
Old Dec 22nd, 2000, 09:43 AM
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Jodi, After planning and living through a wedding, you may wish to rethink the plans for the honeymoon. Two nights in each location leaves very little time for any relaxation. The stress of this type of itinerary may be a ticket to disaster. I would concentrate on just a couple of places for you and your beloved to enjoy together. Good luck!
Old Dec 22nd, 2000, 10:01 AM
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For a three-week honeymoon, skip Paris and do Italy right. Previous poster is correct - 2/3 nights per location is going to be very stressful. Think 3 or 4 locations, and daytrips from there.
Old Dec 22nd, 2000, 10:45 AM
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Jodi, I think you could make this work but I would suggest is leaving out Milan. If you search Milan here you will find that it does not have the charm of the other cities you have mentioned. You could do trains between all the locations in Italy (not sure about Calabria) but you might want to consider flying from Paris or check into a night train and get a sleeper compartment. In my opinion you could easily do 5 cities in 3 weeks and still be very relaxed.
Old Dec 23rd, 2000, 05:37 AM
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Jodi, I agree with Elvira, as I often do. Either do Paris and France right or
do Italy right but do not try to mix them. If you must do Calabria then the Amalfi coast is the perfect honeymoon
location. You throw in the major art cities and Tuscany and you have a great
3 week sojourn. Paris is too far. Let me
know if you need specifics.
Old Dec 23rd, 2000, 10:16 AM
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I agree with many of the replys. Your trying to cover to much with Italy and Paris. Made a decision.

Je suis fou de Paris! I have been to France three times and last September I spent two weeks in Paris and I have to go back. There is just to much to do and see in that city. There are also many short tours you can take from Paris that are only part of a day or a couple days. Examples: Versailles, Mont Saint Michelle, Monet's home at Girveny or Fontainebleau. There are many tour buses in Paris.

As to hotels. Go to www.parishotels.com and under the Paris Hotels sections there are hundreds of hotels to pick from in all price ranges and services. They give prices, services and pictures of hotel and rooms. You can also make resevervations from the site. The last two years I have stayed at the Hotel Residence Monge which is about a half mile south of Notre Dame and the cost of a double was 550F or about $70. The hotel was clean and plesant, but for your honeymoon you might want to check out some three star hotels at the same web site. You may want to call Julie at Hotel Residence Monge for any suggestions. Her phone number is 011 33 1 43 26 87 90 and if you dial 10-10-811 first you can call for only 12 per minute.

If you do go to Paris, I found a great resaurant last September. It is La Table D'Aligre (near Bastille, Metro: Ledru-Rollin), 11, Place D'Aligre, 75012 Paris Tel: 01 43 07 84 88 World class menu at VERY reasonable prices. Typical is 120F ($16 or $17). They have the food that you would expect to find in Paris.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me.
Old Dec 24th, 2000, 11:17 AM
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please listen to the above. If Italy is more important than France
( and I love them both) then
pick 3 locations in Italy and do side trips from there. The trains work pretty well, in June you may want to have arranged your tickets and seat reservations in advance to ensure your places. I have files on Venice and Florence; if you'd like to see them, email me.
Even when everything goes according to plan, it essentially takes most of a day to get from one city to another, even if the actual journey is only a couple of hours. Checking in and out, packing and unpacking, traveling, etc takes more time than you think, not to mention the wear and tear. Plan the trip so that the last 3 or 4 days you are relaxing at some resort-y kind of area, so that when you return home you have some quiet and serene time as the last memory of your trip, in addition to the preceding sightseeing.
Old Dec 24th, 2000, 12:53 PM
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Why not go to Sorrento, stay in a cosy hotel from which you can
visit Pompeii, the Amalfi coast and Naples, a fascinating town
with great food & museums and the life of "dolce far niente".
Old Dec 25th, 2000, 10:53 AM
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Dont miss Tuscany!Montipulciano,Montalcino,and the hotel/restarant Del'Amorosa in Sinalunga is to die for!!(15 milesfrom Montipulciano).Have fun!
Old Dec 26th, 2000, 02:04 AM
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Why not stay in Sorrento - I've heard its a great place to by my friends with fantastic views and theres plentyy to see. I'll be going there for our wedding anniversary there next sept. I'll be staying at a highly recommended family hotel called IL NIDO hotel on the hills in sorrento. As it's our anniversary they have arranged for a sea-view room and a free limo ride from the airport! And the rates are excellent ! you can also take day trips to Rome, Pompai, Capri, Amalfi coast.

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