itinerary advice northern Italy

Mar 9th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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itinerary advice northern Italy

Traveling with my family this summer. Will be flying in and out of Milan. We will take the train to Rome and spend four days, southern Tuscany for four days then have four days until we fly out. I want to work our way north and need advice on place(s) to stay. Venice is a choice but I don't know areas north of Tuscany at all. We are interested in site seeing and good food but before we leave relaxation somewhere may be welcomed. Ability to travel back to Milan is important. Our children are 18 and 14.
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Mar 10th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Hi Pier2008,

I would choose either the lakes (Orta, Como or Maggiore) or the Ligurian Coast (CT, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli). Seafood is great!
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Mar 10th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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I would research the italian lakes, especially Lake Como. Very relaxing.

If your flight out is early in the morning then Stresa on Lake Maggiore might work better.

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Mar 10th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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I like the idea of the lakes. Recommendations on places to stay? Are they easy to travel to Milan?
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Mar 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Hi pier --

The lakes are only about an hour from Milan. You might want to look into Varenna, Bellagio or Menaggio (all on Lake Como) for accommodations. I'd suggest booking quickly, though. We are going in May, and when I booked a month or so ago, most places are already booked!

Good luck,
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Mar 11th, 2008, 05:00 AM
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Hi P,

>Venice is a choice

And a very good one, too.

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Mar 11th, 2008, 07:03 AM
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I assume you already have your tickets. But, if by chance not, why fly into Milan when you don't want to go there or any place nearby? You could fly into Venice and out of Rome. Relax in the middle in southern Tuscany. (For the latter it's much easier to get around with a car.)
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