Two week Italy itinerary

Aug 7th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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I would not take the tours to Murano etc given your short time and lack of enthusiasm.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 07:59 PM
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I do like Burano, Murano was alright and I honestly did not care for Torcello. Opinions on this obviously do vary. Regardless, I would not take a tour to these islands, all these islands are easy to get to using the vaporetti (water bus). Why not wait until you are in Venice to deceide if you need a second day there or it you'd like to make a day trip to these islands. IMO, there is no need to carve the entire Venice sightseeing itinerary in stone prior to arriving.
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Aug 8th, 2010, 06:07 AM
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I'm with justshootme. Murano is all about shopping for glass, but you will see most of the same in Venice proper. I enjoy Burano and Torcello, but they are 40 minutes away, so a basic visit will take at least half a day. I don't think you have enough time for this.
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Aug 8th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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We stayed at the Albergo Del Senato in Rome, overlooking the Pantheon. It was very nice, they have double windows to keep it quiet. http://www.albergodelsenato.it/
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Aug 8th, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Glad to hear we can miss the Venice island tours (this time) without too much regret. That will give us more time to enjoy Venice itself. -- Appreciate the Rome hotel suggestion too. Zerlina made me feel like we can't go wrong with an affordable places in the city centers. Good to hear.
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Jun 1st, 2011, 08:39 PM
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We just returned from our 2 week trip to Italy. It was WONDERFUL!!!! We followed the advice from bobthenavigator and others.... We flew Delta into Venice and out of Rome. We spent 3 nights in Venice, 2 nights in CT, 3 nights in Florence with a day trip to Sienna and a bike tour, and 4 nights in Rome. We stayed in a convent near the Colosseum in Rome and thought it was quite comfortable, affordable,and welcoming. We did do a day trip to Murano, Burano, and Torcello out of Venice, and thought it was well worth it. Thank you all for your excellent input. We could not have asked for a smoother, more lovely trip.
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