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Oct 18th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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NY to Venice (nov 8) - Venice to Rome (nov 14) - Rome back to NY (nov 17)

Hello All, and Thanks in advance.
So here is my trip "NY to Venice (nov 8th) - Venice to Rome (nov 14th) - Rome back to NY (nov 17th)" I can shift the days. no problem there. Would like non-stop flights on a nice airline. Looking to get to know the feel of both city's. What are your recs for airline and hotels/places to stay, places to eat....
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Oct 18th, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Please guide my trip to Italy..Thanks in advance
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Oct 18th, 2012, 09:15 PM
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You can search flights in itasoftware.com. You won't find many non-stops to Venice. Most are to Milan or Rome.
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/search.htm

You need to state a hotel budget before anyone can make suggestions.
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Oct 18th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I'm thinking 3500-4500$ for the whole trip. 100$ to 200$ a night, want to switch it up abit nice place for two days another cheaper place two days and so on. thought it will give me a full view of the town.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I would move at least one of your days to Rome, probably two. Then it would be Venice (11/8-11/12) and Rome (11/12-11/17. You can search on thisboard for "inexpensive Venice hotels". I don't think I would move hotels every 2 days. You won't be spending that much time inside. Venice, in particular has a small central area so you will see most everything within walking distance.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 05:19 AM
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Thanks for all the great feedback/direction so far.

Now I stated my budget of • 4500$.

So looks like my direct flight options are slim. Looks like it will be • Delta.

Any other directions before I book my flight? Thanks in advance.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Make sure you book a "multicity flight into Venice and out of Rome.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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We stay at this B&B in Venice - rates are 100 euros a night
http://www.aitagliapietra.com/

Agree with mamcalice - fly into Venice and home from Rome so you dont have to spend the time and money to backtrack to Venice.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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I did a quick check on ITA and Delta is indeed your only option for non-stops both ways. Which is a good idea - I would personally NEVER sacrifice going non-stop just to be on a nicer airline...

Each of these is JFK-VCE (Venice) and then FCO (Rome) - JFK for the return home. Prices include all taxes/fees.

You'll take a train from Venice to Rome.
About $80 USD per person in 2nd class.

#1 $969 - depart 11/8 and return 11/16 (one day less than original plan)

#2 $1133 - depart 11/8 and return 11/18 (one day more than original plan)

#3 $1143 - depart 11/8 and return 11/17 (original plan)

You don't really save coming back a day later since you'll need another nights hotel, but you DO get another day in Italy! You need to decide what's best for you.

Before I suggest hotels, I need to know what is left in your budget after flights and train tickets.

I agree that whatever number of total nights you end up with that you plan for three nights in Venice and the remaining nights in Rome.

This is for two reasons:
1) Venice is MUCH smaller than Rome and
2) Venice hotels are more expensive

Until then...
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Oct 19th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Note that if you fly out on Nov. 8, you'll arrive on Nov. 9. There's one day of your trip gone already. Can you leave in the evening of the 7th?

I'd allow more than 3 nights in Venice -- because you'll arrive jet-lagged and sleepy and will need a day or so to recover. So maybe 4 nights in Venice, 4 or 5 nights in Rome.
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