Planning My First Trip to Italy

Jun 9th, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Planning My First Trip to Italy

Hi, I'm new here. (just signed up today...very excited!!) I'm planning my first trip to Italy in late september/early october. never been to europe before. I want to visit five major cities in Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence, Pisa & Rome/Vatican City for two weeks. which city should I fly in first and what's the order of the cities I should put on my itinerary? your help is greatly appreciated!
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Jun 9th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Fly into Milan and out of Rome to get the best weather.... heading from north to south as the weather gets a little cooler.

I'd do Pisa as a day trip from Florence. Your order is fine.

Are you talking about 12 days out of 14 on the ground with 2 travel days? If so, I might skip Milan and fly into Venice. Then spend 4 nights each in Venice, Florence and Rome.
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Jun 9th, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Either fly into Milan and out of Rome or reverse as those two airports have more non-stop flights from the US and are usually less expensive.

You can visit Pisa by train from Florence (about 1 hour, 6€) so no need to change hotels.
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Jun 9th, 2011, 08:36 PM
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Is there a reason you only want to visit cities?
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Jun 9th, 2011, 08:44 PM
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alright..check out this one as well..might be helpful
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