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Rome/Italy in October - Purchased Tickets Impulsively

Rome/Italy in October - Purchased Tickets Impulsively

Jul 26th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I'd heard that airfares to Italy drop considerably in the Fall. Are any of the airports consistently lower than others?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Congrats. I did a TR when DH and I based in Perugia. Maybe it will be of help.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...in-and-bus.cfm

Have a wonderful time!
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Jul 26th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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TDudette - I thought I had read your trip report, but I checked that link, and I haven't, so I am off to savor your report. I recall some challenges with public transportation and timing for your many day trips but perhaps those were posts. Did you once stay at Hotel Fortuna? That is the hotel I booked.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Bologna.

If you need a rental car, kemwel.com is having a sale right now. I just booked 13 days, pick-up/drop-off at the Marseille airport, for $162. Yes, dollars, not euros. I'm using my credit card to cover the insurance, which is allowed in France but not in Italy. So, Italy rental prices will be higher.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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We stayed at Locanda della Posta up in the historic center. The challenges you recall were in that post. Ellenem was another poster about Perugia. You should see her name in my TR.

Be happy to share any info.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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TD: When I went back and read more slowly - I had read your trip report - but I got the joy of reading it again. There were so many sweet moments in your trip report that made me smile. Your husband fulfilling his dream of being squeezed between two Italian woman, calling each other "boomie", your husband running off the train to validate, and the Amuse bouche of a singular french fry. Priceless.

I am struggling with what towns to leave out - in order to move more slowly so that we can have more slice of life moments - which is what we treasure on our trips. Our three bases in Umbria are Perugia (3) and Spello (3) and Oriveto (2). How would you you order these towns in priority: Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto (not sure if you went here).
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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With 15 days in the same general area, you might be able to see a great deal. Some towns can be visited in 1/2 day. We stayed in Spoleto* and it was a great favorite as a base. It's historical area is incredible. Gubbio is a gem and I'd have to choose it first but by a nose among the 3 you mentioned and Todi last. But, as you know, what calls out is SO personal and you might have a totally different response.

We visited Montalcino and Montepulciano in the same day (with a driver). I loved Orvieto and think it will be a lovely base. If you take photos, you can get good ones of the Duomo from the Archeological Museum across the street, btw.

Others can help here as well, but I'll go check the notes and see what other towns we saw. Are you going to be driving?

*We stayed in Hotel Clitunno but when I googled it, Aurora came up so I don't know if it has changed hands. It had a super restaurant.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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The other 7 nights are in Rome. I will only have the car for the Spello portion of the trip - picking up the car as we leave Perugia and dropping it off in Orvieto. Thanks for your thoughts on the towns - I do appreciate it.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Zoecat - Thanks for the tip on Kemwel for the car rental. I checked and it was less expensive than via Autoeurope its sister company.

Not only was the Kemwel (renting w/Hertz) price less, it came with the added bonus of no deductible. With Autoeurope (renting w/Avis), I would have had to pay extra at the counter for no deductible. So I booked it!
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