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Nov 19th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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MichelleY - Thank you, I hadn't thought of that, you could be right. Glad you enjoyed the report.

donco - Thanks for reading! We can't wait to see Rome. We also hope to see Sicily during our next trip. Who knows when that will be, though!

Happy travels!
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Nov 19th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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now THAT was an excellent trip report!!!
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Nov 19th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Thanks! I just hope everyone got through all my bad spelling and grammatical errors - yikes!
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Nov 20th, 2005, 10:15 AM
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Just wanted to say thank for this great report. IMHO,very enjoyable and helpful, which you said was your goal. So sorry to hear about the train experience, but it made for an interesting story...

Looking forward to more.
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Nov 21st, 2005, 02:56 AM
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I booked train tickets from the US and it was a disaster. I would say to buy them at your first stop in Italy. They are much cheaper and easier!
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Nov 21st, 2005, 05:32 AM
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Kimberly,
I have to agree with you. We didn't want to book them from home, but it would have been wise for us to book them at least a day or two in advance. I think we were enjoying our trip so much that we didn't think of this little precaution.

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Dec 16th, 2005, 10:07 AM
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Feb 2nd, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Mr. Green,
thanks so much for your great report --i've printed it out to help me with my trip to Milan and Florence. I'm going to order "Florence in Detail" but wondered if this book had a little section on essential practical info (buses, phones, local dishes, etc.) -- or is it solely about the cultural history of the city? I was hoping to avoid buying two books but it may be unavoidable... I like that "Florence in Detail" sounds like it has good walking tour information.

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Feb 2nd, 2006, 12:09 PM
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I'm glad you enjoyed the report and found it useful!

This is the only book you'll need in Florence. It has sections for food, hotels and attractions. The major features, as you said, are the walking tours.

I have to admit that we never used the food part of the guide for any place that we went in Italy. (Maybe we should have???) So I can't comment on the book's recommendations.

The book is divided into sections of Florence (for example South of the river, Santa Maria Novella area, etc...) Each section has its own map with one page for attractions, and the other for hotels.

It also includes descriptions and sometimes photos of each attraction.
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