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post #76 of 190
In early October why not include Venice? I cannot believe an Italian topic could make 5 pages without mentioning it.

If going with others which included my parents who wanted to see Italy I would start in Venice then Florence and Rome with a side trip to Naples for your suit.

Personally I would walk or cycle around Tuscany or the Alps for 10 days.
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In early October why not include Venice? I cannot beleive an Italian topic could make 5 pages without mentiioning it.

If going with others which included my parents who wanted to see Italy I would start in Venice then Florence and Rome with a side trip to Naples for your suit.

Personally I would walk or cycle around Tuscany or the Alps for 10 days.

Why Venice, it's a horrible experience.
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And I'll ask again: have you been to Pescara?

That cradle of civilization?
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That cradle of civilization?

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If going with others which included my parents who wanted to see Italy I would start in Venice then Florence and Rome with a side trip to Naples for your suit.

Personally I would walk or cycle around Tuscany or the Alps for 10 days.

you don't want to end your Italian itenerary at Rome [when you're already travel weary]__ best to start at Rome when you have the energy to explore__ then end it in Venice__ Piazza San Marco is etched in memory 4ever.

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Why Venice, it's a horrible experience.

why horrible? i thought it was dreamy__ well, you're european so, you've probably been everywhere even as a kid.
post #81 of 190
I'd fly into Rome, spend a couple days there, rent a car and spend a few days north (Florence, Sienna, and Venice as destinations, maybe San Gimignano, Pisa, Perugia, Assisi, etc. as short stops), spend a few more days in Rome, take the train down to Naples for the day (or two if you want to see Sorrento or Pompeii), and finish with a day or two in Rome. Have fun!

You might try to stay at religious houses. Some places only take guys though. I once spent a week at the Benedictine headquarters in Rome. Gorgeous. Interesting dinner conversations.
post #82 of 190
I'm the sort of person who like to feel at home when i go on holiday - i know strange - so i usually spend a good week to 10 days in just one place and in italy i would usually go up in the hills - this is y all time favorite place - its so beautiful and secluded
ITALY CLUB TERME MILLEPINI
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why horrible? i thought it was dreamy__ well, you're european so, you've probably been everywhere even as a kid.

Venice is incredibly crowded, there are just so many tourists it's simply unbelievable. I've stayed a couple of days there on a hotel (San Clemente) on a private island. And it was a joy to spend a quiet evening there after a day of venice.

It is a very beautiful city to see, but you can't really appreciate it simply because it's to busy. If you go there, get a drink at cafe florian. It's overpriced, they charge you for the street musicians that are playing there (a music fee), they charge you for the use of their glasses, their tables and chairs etc etc. But its the oldest cafe in Italy http://www.caffeflorian.com/.
post #84 of 190
I've only been to Venice a couple times, but in my limited experience the keys are: stay out of the way and go during the slower periods. I was there last week and we had a house in Cannaregio. It was like a small town, albeit one of the most spectacular small town in the world. Also, tourist season hadn't seemed to hit its peak. In the Fall, I'm sure it would be about the same.
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This thread has some serious retarded in it.
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This thread has some serious retarded in it.

How is that any different than the usual?
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How is that any different than the usual?

The others have to do with politics and what clothes to wear. This one is about something important.
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The others have to do with politics and what clothes to wear. This one is about something important.

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Venice is incredibly crowded, there are just so many tourists it's simply unbelievable. I've stayed a couple of days there on a hotel (San Clemente) on a private island. And it was a joy to spend a quiet evening there after a day of venice.

summer is too, hot and crowded. i went mid-April, which is a "shoulder" [in travel lingo]__ accommodation was cheaper; weather was mild; and it was not too crowded__ spent 3 days in Rome__ awesome place__ so much history :: took an early local train to Florence and got there before lunch, so i virtually had a day and 1/2 to do the rounds__ saw the statue of David, but what really struck me was Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"__ made a notebook cover of it [ripped from a calendar] back in elementary cuz for some reason i liked it__ being right there within spitting distance was just surreal.

what's dreamy about Venice was the atmosphere, the vibe. the whole scene__ 2 halcyon days, then off to Munich on a night train.
post #90 of 190
Rome 4/5 days
Orvieto- half day, on way to Florence (main line stops) Lovely hilltop town
Florence-2/3 days

Then either hit up Venice from Florence (on new Frecciarossa) for 2 days. It's a tourist hell trap any time of the year, but there are quiet corners. Might be seen as a pity to come all this way and not see it in the flesh.
Or, head out the Genova/Cinqueterre for 2 days. The latter is quite lovely and a nice contrast to the big tourist cities.
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