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Packing for 10 days in Italy

Old Dec 20th, 2008, 01:17 PM
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On winter trips, I like to wear a long-sleeve silk underwear top under the outerwear top. It's very thin and easy to wash out each night. Then, barring any spills, the outerwear top can be worn multiple times before it needs washing.

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Old Dec 20th, 2008, 03:10 PM
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Here's an idea of what I pack. I'd pack the same for 10 days or a month. This is built for Spring/Fall in British Isles or North of the Alps. I'd wear about this weight for winter in Italy unless you are going into the Alps.

http://www.polyvore.com/mens_travel_...set?id=1440268

Jeans are comfortable but not convenient for travel so I leave them at home.
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Old Dec 21st, 2008, 09:23 AM
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I would exchange the jeans for something warm but lighter. Jeans are a "never dry" issue if you get caught in the rain or for some other reason they should get wet and they are so heavy it makes for a more difficult time making the weight restrictions.

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Old Dec 21st, 2008, 10:41 AM
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I would do a practice run with your cosmetics. It's a shame to check a bag that could have been carried-on just because of too many toiletries.

If you downsize into 1 or 2 oz. bottles you can take everything you need to 10 days. Remember the 1 qt. rule is only liquids, things like blush, bath powder, etc. are not counted in this allotment.

I'd take the black blazer. Could you wear it + the cardigan layered on the plane?

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Old Dec 21st, 2008, 11:28 AM
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I skipped the jeans on my recent trip to Rome, Pompeii and Capri and was very grateful for it as most Italians weren't wearing them (unless they were extremly stylish teens). There are many wonderful, affordable accessories to be found in Italy!
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Old Dec 22nd, 2008, 04:18 AM
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Kristina,
I am VERY impressed! You took more than I'm planning on taking and fit it all in! I'm going to give it a try!

AND, I'll stop at Target on my way home from work and see what kind of travel bottles I can get. I have thick curly hair and hotel conditioner rarely works for it!

And next, I'm looking at llbean!
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Old Dec 22nd, 2008, 04:26 AM
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I would ditch the blazer and take my longest, thickest smart winter coat. And a hat. Even if it's not that cold in the daytime (and I've been the coldest I've ever been in Venice at Christmas), you will need them at night.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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What a great thread to find. I am beginning to try to pack for 23 days in France and Tuscany. Harder to do than it sounds...especially with the wired weather.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Even with mixed weather at this time of year, you won't really need the same clothes as the OP needed at Christmas No coat, hat or gloves, for a start!

When we took 3 and 4 week holidays in Italy a few years back, I found we didn't really take any more than we'd take for 1 or 2 weeks, we just washed things more. I think you are female, from one of your other posts? For myself I basically take

- daytime: 2 cotton skirts to alternate, all my short-sleeved white tops, 1 cardigan just in case, 1/2 pairs comfortable sandals

- evening , 2 linen skirts & 2 thin cotton/linen jackets to alternate, all my short-sleeved black tops/vests, 1 pair smarter sandals

- plus basics like undies, flipflops for the room + pool/beach if applicable, 2 swimming costumes & 1/2 beach towels if applicable, books, toiletries.

Even if it rains it's not generally for long and IME you won't want any heavier clothes.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Are you packing anything to wear to bed, around the room or down to breakfast?

I would also ditch the blazer and quilted jacket and bring instead a long cashmere sweater that could be dressed up or down. You could also (if you wear them) wear this with leggings or yoga pants.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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cybor, are you replying to the OP who was travelling at Christmas 3.5 years ago, or kraines who is travelling soon i.e. late spring/early summer (I assume, since she's starting to pack)? Rather different requirements?

Also don't understand why you would want to wear something different to breakfast from what you are going out in for the day in?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:01 AM
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"cybor, are you replying to the OP who was travelling at Christmas 3.5 years ago, or kraines who is travelling soon i.e. late spring/early summer (I assume, since she's starting to pack)?"

I wondered why this thread was resurrected after 3 years.

I'm also traveling next June to Italy and started to pack this week.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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"Also don't understand why you would want to wear something different to breakfast from what you are going out in for the day in?"

I like to eat breakfast before I've bathed and dressed, so will either pack something like yoga pants and a top to wear down to the breakfast room, or just wear the clothes I wore the day before.

And yes, it's an old thread. Somebody could always start a new one...
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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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First question - No I didn't realize that it was an old thread.

Second one - was answered by Therese. Add to what I said that I was also referring to having something to wear around the room, balcony, etc.
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