Venice?

Old Mar 27th, 2004, 04:50 PM
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Venice?

We only have three days left at the end of our trip to Italy. Is Venice worth the train trip from Cinque Terre or would a trip to the Lakes region be a better final destination?
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 05:47 PM
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If you haven't been to Venice, yes, yes, yes!
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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Venice is surreal. I go every summer and it amazes me each time I see it. Allow yourself the priveledge to be amazed once.
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 06:24 PM
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i would also suggest venice..it is unique...the lakes are not that unique and are not changing as fast as is venice
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Old Mar 28th, 2004, 12:59 AM
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Venice. It's like nowhere else.

We took the train from Levanto (10 minutes from the Cinque Terre) to Venice; left mid-morning and walked off the train early evening.

Where are you flying out of? If Milan, you could probably do two nights Venice and one night Lake Como (depending on your departing flight time) to get a little feel for that area, if you are really set on seeing a bit of the lakes.
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Old Mar 28th, 2004, 03:40 AM
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Very strange question, almost surreal. Forget the Lakes region if you haven't been to Venice.
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Old Mar 28th, 2004, 11:32 AM
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I agree.
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Old Mar 28th, 2004, 04:20 PM
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Venice--it's a unique world treasure. There are lots of lovely lakes in lots of mountains around the world. There is only one Venice.
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Venice all the way. If you've never been, don't miss the chance to go and I'd stay all 3 nights if possible.
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My husband and I spent 3 weeks in Italy including Lake Como and 1 week in Paris for our honeymoon. Venice was hands down my favorite part of the entire trip. Don't get me wrong, the lakes are beautiful and serene, but there is nothing like Venice.
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 04:22 AM
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The responses are almost as sureal as the question. It is a long trip from the Cinque Terre to either destination, and Iwould like to know more about the overall itinerary and destinations, as well as the departure point/plans for leaving Italy before commenting.

Is it "only three left" of 10? 25? 45? Is the itinerary driven by a week with relatives in Livorno?

I urge incorporating Venice as much as the next person- - but this is a logistics question, and there is not enough info for a good answer.

And I have never quite understood the concept of "you MUST see this before that. I may have lived my entire travel lifetime "out of order"!

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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 07:40 AM
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...ditto to rex's questions, and where are you flying home from?
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 07:40 AM
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...ditto to rex's questions, and, where are you flying home from?
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 07:54 AM
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The question was Venice or Cinque Terre. Sue can probably handle her own logistics.
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 08:02 AM
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Venice is worth any trip, no matter how far! Don't miss it.
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 08:15 AM
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I took the question to mean Venice from the CT for the last 3 days, not "or."

I ditto Rex's questions too.
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Definitely, Venice, if you've never been. It is a magical place, an experience to absorb.
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Old Mar 29th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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If I read the question correctly, "... Is Venice worth the train trip from Cinque Terre or would a trip to the Lakes region be ... better", the choice is clear; if you have to ask, Venice is preferable to the Lakes.
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I think Venice is a magical place. A couple of years ago we did an Italian itinerary which included a month in Sicily and on the Amalfi Coast. Finally decided since we were going to be in Italy anyway, we must go to Venice.

Last year on a trip to NY from our home on Maui, we decided to go to Venice because we're most of the way there anyway. That's how much Venice can take hold of your imagination. You don't visit Venice, you experience her. The name she is known by to many is La Serenissima. Go. Learn why.
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