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Should we cut Venice out of our itinerary??

Oct 3rd, 2012, 04:42 AM
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You mean that aguaminerale isn't Zeppole? Hmmm. Her identical twin?
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I'd cancel Switzerland and Milan AND any other city in your list before I'd even consider cutting Venice out.

Venice is THE most romantic destination in the world, no other place comes close
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Hi to keedm002 and welcome.

I think you could trim Milan to 1 or 2 nights and still see great things there. You mentioned Lake Como in a second post? In my opinion, you should read about Venice and Lake Como and choose one of those for the 3 or 4 days if that is correct about your itinerary.

I'd have a difficult time choosing between them but I don't see how you could miss Venice if this is your first trip.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:59 AM
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AquaMinerale,

You certainly are well up to speed on past history, zeppole, bob, etc., for someone who joined in August.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:36 AM
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I think people who talk about themselves in the third person are weird.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Cut Venice from your itinerary?

What kind of Podsnappery is this?

Are you mad? Are you as daft as a cooker?

Venice is probably one of the most romantic cities in the world, and you will be going at an ideal time, after all the Summer cruise-ship tourists have left their snap-snap- snapping of photos of Piazza San Marco behind.

Why do you want to go to Milano?

Do you plan on shopping for nibbles at Peck? Cashmere scarves at Loro Piana? A bespoke suit at Battistoni?

Most of Milano was bombed during WWII so the city doesn't have the atmosphere and architecture of a place like Venice.

Where are you going in Switzerland?

Switzerland is a big place and is as varied as the US in terms of regional culture and topography.

Now, Miss Thing, if I were going to Switzerland on a romantice honeymoon, I would prolly hit up Luzern and the Bernese Oberland--especially Wengen.

Really, though, sweetie darling, if you want travel advice here from those us who come down from Mount Fodorolympus, you have to try harder and give us much more to go on.

Really.

Tschuss,
The Great and Fabulous Thingorjus
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Over two dozen responses telling the OP why people would choose Venice. The OP asked a question. Most (not all) of the answers were similar, but not what the OP really wants. If something takes that much convincing, then it probably isn't a good choice for the OP. I realized that it was silly, unreasonable and a waste of time on my part to try and convince the OP when her priorities and interests are different (not better or worse) than mine.

To the OP: you can always come back to Venice for an anniversary trip or second honeymoon. For now, you are young and it is your trip. Enjoy all your games, long lunches, shopping etc.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Thanks Sassafrass. I guess the thing is - I know (or from what I hear) Venice is beautiful, incredible, unique and romantic. But I was trying to decide whether dividing 5 nights between 2 locations in a 4 week honeymoon is worth it to see Venice. We have talked about it and decided although Venice is obviously a must see, the added travel/checking in and out and hassle that goes with moving around too much does not make for a relaxing honeymoon! We will definitely be back, but it may be 10, 15 years, and then that will be great as we can take our (future) kids with us.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Sigh..........
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Keedm002, Trying to convince me to go to a soccer game, no matter who was playing and if the game was free, would be a waste of your time. I would not walk across the street to see the game. Yet, I went hours out of my way on one trip, just to stash my luggage and have a few hours walk in Venice. That is how much I love Venice. It is very difficult for people (like me and other posters, I am sure) who are passionate about something to accept that someone else may have other passions. Do I think you are making a mistake? Absolutely, but that is my own bias based on my personal interests, not yours.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Keed, you know your mind and evaluated the answers. I hope you have a great honeymoon and best of luck in the future!
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Oct 4th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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This not for the OP, but for others who might come to this thread. I collected some photos that I took on two different trips in May (2008 and 2011) to address the recurring issue of "But Venice is so crowded!" Check them out at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwxKYeQ
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Oct 4th, 2012, 02:42 PM
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<< The OP asked a question. Most (not all) of the answers were similar, but not what the OP really wants. >>

I don't believe that simply saying yes or no is an adequate answer. I answered no - do not cut it out but did not spell out the word no - I responded with the reason why not to drop Venice.

Perhaps I wasted my time as well typing a considered response when I could have given a simple NO.
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Oct 4th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Hi Adrienne,

All your assistance and others helped us understand why we would want to keep Venice in our itinerary, and why we wouldn't. It has helped me make a decision based on all the descriptions of Venice, and my own thoughts and interests/priorities.
From such assistance, I have decided although Venice is probably more romantic, we would prefer to spend 4 nights in Venice, and have the chance to have a day or 2 of shopping, to buy food to take back to our room and relax, and of course a chance to see a football game. I don't want to rush the time in Milan in order to rush my time in Venice as well, despite how beautiful it is.
The irony is that if I weren't on my honeymoon I probably would go to Venice! But I need it to be a relaxing holiday (I wont have any annual leave left when I get back and I work full time + run our soccer coaching business). If it weren't for the soccer, we would choose Venice over Milan but that is not the case so based on all your helpful suggestions I have decided it is a better option to spend the nights in Milan.

Thanks again.
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Oct 4th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Venice may be underwater by then. I think you have made a very unfortunate decision.

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Say what????? The very reason to go there is that it IS your honeymoon, and it's probably one of the most romantic places on earth.

I can't imagine soccer trumping romance on a honeymoon, but what do I know?
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Oct 5th, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Soccer can be important by why go to Milan when Barcelona is out there
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Oct 5th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Seattle Michael - thanks for that...Sigh...We're leaving Monday for Venice - a lifelong dream!
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Oct 5th, 2012, 06:10 AM
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"I can't imagine soccer trumping romance on a honeymoon, but what do I know?" St Cirq, That is exactly what I thought, and why I realized the OP had such different interests from me that my recs were of little value.

SeattleM, Beautiful pics!

Hannabilly, hope it is magical for you.
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Oct 5th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I'm glad you've made the decision that suits both of you. The romance of the occasion is between the two of you and that can be found just about anywhere; it is not dependent on your surroundings but on yourselves. I hope you have a beautiful wedding day, honeymoon and married life!! Cheers to you!
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Oct 9th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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what st. cirq said - you'll always have serie A, la liga etc but you won't always have Venice. a few more years and it may be gone.

and with your itinerary, you can have both! [and being a footie fan myself, i understand why you want to go to the games, but I love venice too].
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