My Itinerary for Italy - France - Spain

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May 9th, 2017, 06:19 PM
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My Itinerary for Italy - France - Spain

Leaving from New York direct to Milan

Bus to Turin - 2 nights Center Historic location

Train to Santa Margerita - 3 nights Beach Location

Train to Villefranche-Sur-Mer 3 nights - Water View

Rent car in Nice - travel to Luberon

Gordes - 4 nights - under 1 mile from Village

Car return to Avignon - Fast train to Barcelona 4 nights - Gothic District
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May 9th, 2017, 06:30 PM
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Oops - I meant to stay any thoughts. Thanks..
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May 9th, 2017, 07:09 PM
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Sounds like a nice trip. When will it take place ?
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May 9th, 2017, 07:10 PM
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I haven't been to Turin, but have to say that we loved Santa Margherita Liguria (went last year for three nights at the Hotel Miramare and absolutely loved it), and the area around Nice is beautiful, as is Gordes and the Luberon. In my opinion you've given a good amount of nights to each.

Have fun! Others will chime in soon, I'm sure.
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May 9th, 2017, 07:43 PM
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Thanks....We leave from NYC early September....Turin is City that my husband has always wanted to visit and we Fly into Milan, so a short trip after an overnight flight.

We are staying at Metrople Holtel in Santa Margerita, I think similar to Miramare!
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Thanks....We leave from NYC early September....Turin is City that my husband has always wanted to visit and we Fly into Milan, so a short trip after an overnight flight.

We are staying at Metrople Holtel in Santa Margerita, I think similar to Miramare!
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May 9th, 2017, 08:10 PM
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Looks like your hotel is very close to the train station in SML. It’s a lovely little town, and there is such a beautiful walk from SML to Portofino, along the water. And right next to Villefranche-sur-Mer is Beaulieu-sur-Mer, where the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Kerylos are located (you can walk from one to the other). It’s absolutely gorgeous. Sigh.
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May 9th, 2017, 08:23 PM
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Iwantogo, we were set on staying in Antibes, it was hard to find a convenient location with the car...and now staying in Villefranche -su -Mer, without a car...Trains easily go up and down the coast...minds changing all the time. Thanks Fodors!
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May 10th, 2017, 02:03 AM
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Make sure you do the lovely Maurice Rouvier walk from Beaulieu to St Jean Cap Ferrat, passing the villa once owned by David Niven on the way.

I was in SML a couple of weeks ago. We visited Camoglia and actually preferred that over Portofino.
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May 10th, 2017, 05:39 AM
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Thanks....sounds great!
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If you want to stay in the heart of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona, and yet be in a very quiet plaza with tons of history, I highly recommend the unique Hotel Neri. Part of the hotel dates from the 12th century, and the other part from the 18th century, and it's as modern and elegant as it gets. By far our best hotel experience after much traveling in Spain the past 30 years:
http://www.hotelneri.com/en/hotel-re...eaux-barcelona
https://www.booking.com/hotel/es/nerihr.en-gb.html

15 % discount if booked and payed 15 days in advance:
http://www.hotelneri.com/en/promotions

The hotel is on the Plaça Sant Felip Neri, a very special place in Barcelona that relatively few know about. The Neri plaza was important from the middle ages, Antoni Gaudí used to go to the Neri church opposite the hotel to pray every day, and a dramatic Civil War history lives on, visible for everyone to se, in the square: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/...elip-neri.html
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May 10th, 2017, 07:21 AM
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Thanks, Kimhe. I checked it out and there is only one bedroom deluxe Apartment available for my dates.....not sure that's what I was looking for but we are 4 and need 2 rooms. I booked 2 rooms at The Whittmore - looks interesting and has great reviews. I booked all hotels with free cancellation, happy with my selections and rooms are getting sold out fast! However, I appreciate the recommendation I think people book free cancellation then cancel so I check the website all the time.
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May 10th, 2017, 07:23 PM
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If you are going by train you need the correct spelling your Italian beach location: Santa Margherita Ligure (last word is pronounced LEE-goo-ray)
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Thanks I know....
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