Italy slurge

May 19th, 2005, 10:37 AM
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Italy slurge

I was hoping to plan "one" splurge (fabulous hotel) in Italy. I realize everyone has different tastes, which city and hotel would you splurge for?

Thank you all =)
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May 19th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Positano !
Poseidon or Palazzo Murat is a splurge for me.
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May 19th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Where in Italy are you going? There are fabulous splurge hotels all over the country!
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May 19th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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When you choose your splurge remember that your splurge money will go a lot further in some places in Italy than in others. For example, a modest hotel in Venice may seem like a splurge. For your itinerary I think Hotel Lungarno in Florence would be my splurge. The other locales are splurge enough.
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May 19th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Eleni,

I'm going for my honeymoon 16 nights:

1) Venice
-Maybe Lake Garda
2) Florence
3) Tuscany
4) Positano
-Maybe a few nights in Ravello
5) Rome

How do you suggest I spend my 16 nights? I'm open to your recommendations. We have a reasonable budget $500+ per night for hotels.

Thanks in advance,
Natalie
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May 19th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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$500 per night?! That's easily 3 times my budget! For that rate you could find a splurge at every locale. If you do go to Garda, check out Villa Cortine Palace.
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May 19th, 2005, 10:57 AM
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You posted the same question yesterday with a lot of great answers. Try looking at your post by clicking on your underlined name.
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May 19th, 2005, 11:03 AM
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Hi Natc,

There were really so many great ideas on your other thread!

I loved Rex's idea, I copied and pasted the thread for you.

Grand Hotel Villa Feltrinelli, the site is www.villafeltrinelli.com, It's on Lake Gardo.

Now that is my idea of a splurge!

Have fun! T.
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May 19th, 2005, 11:30 AM
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I think with a budget of $500.00 a night one could splurge all over Italy!! Do have a wonderful honeymoon natc!
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May 19th, 2005, 11:33 AM
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Indeed LoveItaly, indeed!
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May 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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<We have a reasonable budget $500+ per night for hotels>

For your "one splurge" you mean to spend even MORE than $500 per night?

If that's your average nightly hotel budget, you can easily splurge every place you stay.

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May 19th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Look at the website fot Hotel Russie in Rome. Fabulous.
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May 19th, 2005, 12:58 PM
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It would be a toss-up for me between Le Sirenuse or Hotel Poseidon in Positano, and Hotel Lungarno or Villa San Michele in Florence/Fiesole.
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May 19th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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For me about 300 euro ($400) was as much of a splurge as I needed in Roma and Positano. I'd consider spending extra budget on meals, or a nice souvenir to take home.
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May 19th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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This price range is out of my league, but I'd suggest looking at the Luxury Hotels forum at Flyertalk.com .

Also, if you are planning to spend about 400 Euros per night, consider whether you want an "ordinary" room at a very "top" hotel, or perhaps a suite at a slightly "lesser" hotel.

I seem to recall that there are special deals with AMEX and getting upgrades with certain luxury hotels, but you can no doubt find that out at Flyertalk.com .
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May 19th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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La Saracina in Tuscany near Pienza
http://www.lasaracina.it/menu_eng.htm

Very, very, very romantic and way under $500 per night. Tuscany is much less expensive than Rome, Venice etc...
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May 19th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Oh, sorry, you asked for a splurge...San Michelle. I have never stayed there, but I have dreamed of it many times.
http://www.tablethotels.com/Hotel/-/494/?&google=1
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May 19th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Have a look at the websites for Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler - they both have annual best hotel in the world lists (compiled from reader opinions/experiences) . I've stayed at seveal of those listed for business (and even one or two for vacation) and they have all been fabulous.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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I saw this old post from two years ago. Thanks fodors for your HELP back then! I came in handy for most of my recent trip.
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I agree with Grasshoppers suggestion of Hotel Lungarno in Florence.Beautiful hotel and rooms, plus right on the river
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