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Which Italian Destination Should we visit first?

Which Italian Destination Should we visit first?

Old Jun 28th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Which Italian Destination Should we visit first?

My DH and I are planning a trip to Italy in Sept 2009. We plan on visiting Venice, Capri, and the Amalfi coast. I believe Delta flys in and out of Venice and Naples. I thought we should fly to Venice for 2-3 night stay, then travel to Capri. Do we take take the train from Venice to Naples and them a ferry to Capri??? After a 3 night stay on Capri, we will take a ferry to Positano for our remaing stay on the AC. Then flying out of Naples back to the states. Does this sound like the best route? Any other suggestions on how to get from Venice to Capri? Should we do the trip in reverse and fly to Naples first? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 08:45 AM
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I would be inclined to do it in reverse as getting to the Venice airport is much easier and less time consuming for your departure day...just a thought.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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I agree with crazy, but for different reasons: I like to save the best for last.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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I like your original plan. On my first trip to Italy we ended with the Amalfi Coast and it was so relaxing. And I would take the train from Venice to Naples and then ferry to Capri. No interest in stopping off in Rome?
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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I've read here on Fodor's that there are only very early in the AM flights out of Venice, thus making it more sensible to stick to your Venice-Naples sequence.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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Hi d,

It is easier to get to VCE from Venice than to NAP from Positano, unless you are willing to hire a limo - about 110E.

Check the schedules out of Venice VCE.

If you find an acceptable one, then fly INTO Naples.

Otherwise, stick with your original plan.

Enjoy your visit.

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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 11:21 AM
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I would go to Venice first, it stays warm in the south longer into September. I like to save the relaxing destination to the last part of the trip, too.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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I'd fly from Venice to Naples, it's much faster than the train and there are inexpensive airlines that do that route
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Delta has a good flight out of Venice about noon that I like. They do not fly into Naples. I would start south and then fly to Venice.
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Old Jun 28th, 2008, 04:08 PM
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If I were you I would go to Venice first, then Naples and then I would catch the plane in Rome. It's easier, there are more airlines flying from Rome and it's actually cheaper.
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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for all your suggestions. Not certain, which route, but siding towards arriving in Venice first. One suggesion was to fly from Vencie to Naples rather than taking the train. I need some help with this one. Where do I look for these flights? Any particular website. Also which website do I use to review the ferry schedule from Naples to Capri? Thanks again for your help!
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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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Hi d,

> Where do I look for these flights?

www.whichbudget.com
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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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There really aren't any budget flight options from Venice to Naples at this time on whichbudget. The cheapest flights you will find will be on Alitalia or Air One. I looked at these the other day for someone for an Oct. 2008 date and it was $169 one way (flight 1 hr 15 minutes - train 7 hours). Who knows what the schedules and costs will be for 2009. You can't book flights or ferries that far in advance. Ferries usually don't release their summer schedule until late March or April.

I would put Venice first because of weather and the extremely early flights to the US from there.
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