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Aug 27th, 2003, 03:46 PM
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Only 5 more days...do we need any reservations?

Leaving for our honeymoon in just 5 days. Do we need reservations in advance for anything? Going to Rome, Amalfi Coast, and Venice.

Museums, famous sites, restaurants, etc...
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Aug 27th, 2003, 04:56 PM
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It's painful to tell you, but absolutely yes. I realize that you have a lot to do before the wedding. But 4 hours on the internet - - try www.venere.com - - could net you 12 hours of reduced frustration when you arrive in Italy.

I wouldn't worry about restaurant or museum reservations at this point.

Or was that your only question? Re-reading, perhaps you already DO have all your hotels reserved.

Whatever the case, congratulations on your new life in marriage... and..

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Aug 27th, 2003, 05:06 PM
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The next step, after a disastrous honeymoon without any reservations to anything, is the "Divorce Court"..
Congratulation...
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Aug 27th, 2003, 05:35 PM
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Please, please say you have your hotels reserved. The last thing you will need upon arriving at any of these very touristy destinations is to be trapsing the pavements trying to find accommodation.

As far as Museums, famous sites and restuarants go I think booking the day before or the day you intend to go will be fine.

How are you travelling between cities? Some frustration may be saved if you book trains in advance.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 05:43 PM
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I notice you mention museums, restaurants, sites, etc. but not hotels. Hopefully you're not referring to hotels also as part of the "etc".
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Aug 27th, 2003, 09:24 PM
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No no...hotels have been booked for months. Just wanted to know about other things.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 09:39 PM
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Whew-that's a relief! I think it's because you asked also if you need reservations for anything so many assumed you also meant hotels.

You shouldn't need reservations for sights but maybe for popular restaurants.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 03:21 AM
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Now that you have relieved our collective anxieties, you might consider a reservation for the Borghese Galleries (mandatory), assuming you are in Rome for at least, say, three days?

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Aug 28th, 2003, 03:27 AM
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Hi by

You can make reservations for the Secret Itineraries tour of the Doge?s palace by calling 011 39 041-520-9070.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 03:46 AM
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While you do not need reservations, it is highly recommended that if you plan to go to the Sistine Chapel that you get up very early and go first thing in the morning. Otherwise it gets very crowded and the lines are hideous.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 04:22 AM
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Previous posters have recommended the two sites for which you probably should make reservations in advance--the Borghese Gallery in Rome and the secret itineraries tour of the Doges Palace in Venice.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 08:34 AM
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Quite honestly, unless you have very specific ideas in mind (like an audience with the Pope!) you don't need anything beyond your hotel and plane reservations. Even if you don't have train tickets yet, you can always take a later train than you'd hoped and wander around the area before waiting. That can make the trip even more fun!

You will have an amazing time -- and enjoy every moment about your wedding day (take a second with your new spouse to stand aside and just look at the room and appreciate all of the people who are there for you and all of the hard work you each put into this day). Don't think any more about the details -- we had more fun with unplanned things on our honeymoon than the planned stuff!
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Aug 28th, 2003, 08:39 AM
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Have a wonderful honeymoon...
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