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Travelling with 3 elderly parents - need help for acco in Rome and Venice

Travelling with 3 elderly parents - need help for acco in Rome and Venice

Old Feb 24th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Travelling with 3 elderly parents - need help for acco in Rome and Venice

Hi!
Its a trip of a lifetime for us.DH and I have been to Italy twice in the last 3 years and loved it enough to plan to go back again in June 2013. But this time apart from our 5 year old son, we also wish to take our parents (60,75,81)....all are in good health (for their age) and have never been to Europe ....so super excited.

The itinerary is as follows:
1. June 22 morning - Land in Venice
2. June 25 noon : Train to Rome
3.June 29 evening: Fly back home


For the apartments, we are good with two bedrooms 2 bathrooms...need lift or max 10 steps..and if possible walking distance to places.
The following are the apartments where I request for advice. If you have any other reccos, would be grateful:

Venice:

http://www.sleepinitaly.com/venice/c...medici-nid?r=s

Rome:
http://www.sleepinitaly.com/rome/pia...opolo-grey?r=s
http://www.sleepinitaly.com/rome/pia...o-borghese?r=s
http://www.sleepinitaly.com/rome/mon...apo-africa?r=s

Thank you again for being so helpful every time
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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The Venice apartment in this trip report (traveling with parents) might work for you. Three bedrooms.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...lian-caper.cfm

Popolo Borghese is better located. The grey is too far out.

Capo Africa apartment is really not close to anything except the Colosseum. If you stay at Capo, I would make use of the little electric bus (117)that runs through the historic center.
http://www.atac.roma.it/files/doc.asp?r=9

If you state your budget, you will get other apartment suggestions.
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the respose kybourbon. Will definitely check the apartment that report.

Budget : 150-180 Euros per day
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Five adults and a five year old, in 2-BR, 2-bath? I'd definitely look for accommodation with some nice living space. We were in Rome, over Thanksgiving, with 2 couples, a single, and a toddler: this is an wonderful location: http://www.residenzagiubbonari.com/
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Thanks just27...will try this one too.

Any feedback on the apartment I have chosen in Venice....especially location please?
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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Your apartment in Venice doesn't have an ideal layout for your party of 6. I would definitely look for a three bedroom. Is your budget of 150-180 Euro per person, per couple, per room, per night for everyone? It may be a little low if it is per night for everyone. Can't exactly pinpoint the location from the information available.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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Thanks mamcalice....space we will adjust I guess ( we live in such houses in Bombay ....the budget is per night for all....could go up a little!
Need feedback on the location esp.

And need help for choice in Rome......we always go through sleepinitaly....but since I am super late in planning this time....don't see many available. Any options?

Thanks again
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I don't know the specific apartment in Venice, but the Canareggio is a little out of the way (even though Venice is small and walkable from most places).

Just as another possibility, I recommend contacting venicerentals.com. Tell them what you're looking for, including a central location, and see what they come up with. I do think your budget is a little low for 6 people, but see what venice rentals has to offer.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Thanks downtownbrown! Any suggestions for Rome?
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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60 isn't elderly unless there are health issues.

Venice is all walking all the time except when on a,vaporetto, and that is all crowds all the time. Absolutely Worth it, just don'!t overplan!
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Thanks Ackislander

Just need a home in Rome now!
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