Thanks for all the Italy info

Old Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:35 PM
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Thanks for all the Italy info

I can't ever remember a time in my life when I didn't want to go to Italy, and 7 weeks from now it will become a reality. I want to thank all the posters to this board who provide wonderful insight and suggestions for what I believe will be a memorable trip. On April 1, I will leave for Rome, via Mexico City, and meet 2 of my adult children in Rome on the 3rd. We will spend 5 nights in Rome, 2 in Venice, 3 in Florence, 3 in San Gimignano, and the last night back in Rome.

We will take the train from Rome to Venice, and Venice to Florence, and pick up a car when we leave Florence, returning it to Rome. I think that we have a pretty good idea of the "must sees" in the cities, but would love some suggetions for non tour book sights or activities.

Thanks so much!

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Old Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:44 PM
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Go to Amazon and buy the small book by Reid Bramlett named TOP 10 TUSCANY.

Buy alabaster in Volterra.

See the abbey at Mt. Oliveto Maggiore

Have gelato daily.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2004, 03:52 PM
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I'll second Bob's recommendation of Top 10 Tuscany. It's one of the Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides and you'll find it enormously helpful.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
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Cabo - Even after you go to Italy you will still always want to go to Italy. It's the BEST!!! On the plane coming home you will be plotting/planning ways to go back!
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I agree with kybourbon. I always want to go to Italy. In fact, I was there this past September and going back again the end of April. You will love it.
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Cabo - You timed your Rome visit just right. Head over to St. Peter's on Palm Sunday morning at 10 am for the Blessing of the Palms procession in the square. Info is available on the Vatican website under 2004 calendar. I don't think it will be quite as crowded as the Easter mass.
Your time allotted for Rome, Florence and Venice seems just right. I haven't been to San G yet but I understand it is small so I hope you are planning some day trips from there.
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