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Check out TripAdvisor.com http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...i20-Italy.html there is a lot of information on travel in Italy. Topics include travel itineraries, good restaurants to eat at, hotel pricess, and other topics. I used it extensively to plan my visit to Italy last year.
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I'm assuming you're going to stay in Florence and do a day trip to Siena, as opposed to staying overnight?
Yes.
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The train ride from Rome to Naples is fast and easy (2 hours, I think). One night and two days in Naples sounds good, but I would consider lopping off a day to spend more time in Rome. I love Naples, but for all-purpose touring, Rome can't be beat--particularly for people who've never been to Italy before.
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The train ride from Rome to Naples is fast and easy (2 hours, I think). One night and two days in Naples sounds good, but I would consider lopping off a day to spend more time in Rome. I love Naples, but for all-purpose touring, Rome can't be beat--particularly for people who've never been to Italy before.

approx 1 hour between by Eurostar.
And I would spend as much time in Rome as I could.
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The train ride from Rome to Naples is fast and easy (2 hours, I think). One night and two days in Naples sounds good, but I would consider lopping off a day to spend more time in Rome. I love Naples, but for all-purpose touring, Rome can't be beat--particularly for people who've never been to Italy before.
Naples is going to be a Father-Son adventure. We are getting tuxedos made up together (Father's day gift). Then I'll stop over at Ambrosi, EG Cap, Scafora, et al.
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approx 1 hour between by Eurostar.
And I would spend as much time in Rome as I could.

What would be on your "to do" list other than the obvious?
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Naples is going to be a Father-Son adventure. We are getting tuxedos made up together (Father's day gift). Then I'll stop over at Ambrosi, EG Cap, Scafora, et al.

Wow, that's awesome. Two days it is, then. What kind of dinner jacket are you going to get?

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What would be on your "to do" list other than the obvious?

FOOD. Eat until you can't eat anymore, go back to your hotel and rest up for the next meal, go back out and eat, return to the hotel, etc.
post #23 of 190
all the major spots have already been mentioned, Firenze and the Tuscan towns Lucca, Siena (if you go there you MUST stop by Nannini and try the panforte), Rome and Napoli.
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Yes.
I would not recommend that. Evenings in Siena are lovely and there are a few good restaurants there. I'd stay over. I would also stay overnight in Lucca.
post #25 of 190
Napoli is a shithole. It's out of the way and ugly.

If it were me, I'd probably spend most of my time in and around Abruzzo, but for you and others that probably want the canned and condensed version of Italy I'd say spend three or four days in Rome to see all the touristy stuff there before you cross it off your list and put a notch on your belt. See the various duomi, order a beer at McDonald's, eat at trattorias, see the Coliseum, Vatican, try to find your way around using the embedded stone street signs (vaffancuolo! that guy in a suit on the moped cut me off and I turned down Via Innocent III instead of Via Innocent II), etc.

Firenze is nice. Spend three days or so there for the shopping and the more refined beauty of its tourist traps. Gelato by the Piazza della Signoria, get robbed by gypsies, give a Euro to the Albanian with one leg, etc.

Stop by Pisa after Florence for another notch.

If you want Italia and not Italy, I'd say rent an old Fiat and hike it up Gran Sasso. Then maybe head to Pescara to watch women strip down and tan on their lunch breaks, get gelato by the beach, have a full dinner at a local restaurant (calamari zuppe, whatever seafood was caught that day, poached pears, etc.), then pack up and get ready for the trip to Sulmona for the confectionaries the next day. From there you can take a train to pretty much anywhere you want.
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FOOD. Eat until you can't eat anymore, go back to your hotel and rest up for the next meal, go back out and eat, return to the hotel, etc.

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Wow, that's awesome. Two days it is, then. What kind of dinner jacket are you going to get?
I'm on the fence about it...(my Father is DB all the way)

1) 6x2 DB with peak lapels in midnight blue with silk facings

or

2) SB with peak lapels in midnight blue with silk facings and a dove gray vest (will also order a black vest as well)
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FOOD. Eat until you can't eat anymore, go back to your hotel and rest up for the next meal, go back out and eat, return to the hotel, etc.

Yes, that way you can look like next typical fat American. Fuck actually sitting down and enjoying your meal, just stuff your face with starch and make sure you tell the waiter you don't like mineral water and ask where the cheese is on your seafood pasta.
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I'm on the fence about it...(my Father is DB all the way)

1) 6x2 DB with peak lapels in midnight blue with silk facings

or

2) SB with peak lapels in midnight blue with silk facings and a dove gray vest (will also order a black vest as well)

Have you spoken to tailors in advance to see that they can fit you on such an accelerated schedule? I'd hate to drop 4-5k on a dinner jacket and only get one fitting...
post #30 of 190
wow - someone needs to get a life and stop vomitting posts like a desperate douche...
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