Umbria trip-fly into rome or florence

Old Jan 27th, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Umbria trip-fly into rome or florence

We are flying from new york and are going to umbria in July. We're planning to rent a car since we like exploring the countryside. Is there an advantage to flying into Rome or Florence? Its about the same price and we don't have much interest in seeing the sights in Rome. Is the drive more scenic from one or the other?
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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From NYC there is a big advantage of being able to fly non-stop into Rome. To get to Florence you need to connect at a European gateway like Paris or Frankfurt.

Delta flies JFK to Pisa non-stop, so that is an advantage.
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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The flight to florence has one stop in rome, and the return flight is direct to new york.
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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thanks for the pisa tip-hadn't thought of that!
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Interesting. I was not aware of any non-stop flights from FLR to NYC (JFK or EWR). What airline is flies that route non-stop?

Not sure where you are headed in Umbria, but Assisi is about the same driving distance from FLR as it is from FCO, so there is no real advantage to connecting in Rome then flying on to FLR.

You might want to do an open jaw itin. Into FCO, then out of FLR or Pisa so you don't backtrack.
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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I found the nonstop flight on kayak on Alitalia but it's operated by delta.
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It really depends where you are going in Umbria, it is a large region with some areas closer to Florence and others closer to Rome..I drove from Florence to the Lake Trasimeno area and although it was mostly highway (I think its the A1) eventually proceeded east thru Tuscany which was quite scenic)...Umbria is a beautiful part of the country and you will enjoy it!
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