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bd16 Jan 9th, 2007 02:20 PM

Italy Trip in March 2007
Hello fodorites,
This is my first time logging on to this chat room. It's quite addicting. I have a few questions for our trip in March or early April. Will be visiting venice, florence and rome (3nts each) in the exact order.
1. I'm constantly looking for better airfares to italy departing from SFO. We prefer to arrive in Venice and depart out of Rome. The lowest fare I've gotten is around mid $600s to $700s, should I go ahead and confirm this now or should I be expecting lower fares in the next month or so?
2. Can anyone suggest an affordable but decent B&B or hotel in Venice or Florence under $200? We've picked daphne inn veneto for our accomodations in Rome. Have not confirmed it yet though. This was highly suggested by other fodorites and looks like a good bargain.
3. Is it necessary to purchase train/rail tickets now or should I just purchase them when we get there in march or early april?

I'll probably have more questions along the way. =) I appreciate all the suggestions or recommendations you may have.

Happy Travels,

tcreath Jan 9th, 2007 02:33 PM

Barbie, several of us already answered your post. I noticed that you mentioned you are new. To find your original post, click on your name and you will find it to the left.


bd16 Jan 9th, 2007 03:10 PM

Thanks Tracy!

bd16 Jan 9th, 2007 03:14 PM

Just found airfare for sfo-venice and rome-sfo for $602 USD total using leaving march 12 and arriving march 22

Holly_uncasdewar Jan 9th, 2007 04:54 PM

"Leaving march 12 and arriving march 22"

Oh, my. I'd pay a couple hundred more just to get there around March 13, if I were you.

bd16 Jan 9th, 2007 05:14 PM

oops i mean returning march 22

gard Jan 10th, 2007 12:20 AM


My wife and I went to Rome in July 2005 and I have made a trip report with pictures and links from the trip on my homepage . I have also made an interactive map that shows the location of some of the attractions and some of the places we went to eat and drink. You can find the map on .

We also went to Venice a few years back and you can find a similar trip report on this page . I hope this helps a little in the planning of your trip :-)

Gard - trip reports and pictures

jgg Jan 10th, 2007 08:22 AM

We fly from the west coast and for $602 I would jump on it. Just make sure you know what the taxes and fees are as sometimes they can be quite high.

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