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Trip Intinerary

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Trip Intinerary

I was wondering if someone could give me their opinion on my itinerary for a 2 week trip (May 26-June 11)?? Milan (2 nights), Venice (4 nights), Florence (5 nights), Rome (5 nights) . Also..since its going to be a 2 week trip, we really cant spend very much on hotels because it will add up (i.e $100/night is the absolute max)...any suggestions on good hotels not too expensive?

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1. Re: Trip Intinerary

Hi, I think your palan is grea (but my husbend think you dont have to stay in milan at all or more than one night). We think you'll have a problem with the sum of 100$ per night in the season you're going to stay and that you'll have to take motels/pensions out of the main areas in every city or out of the city at all. We think that it is sometimes better to shorten a little the trip and stay in the city and get the real feeling of it. For example - in venice there are no cars and a lot of canals and brides, if you stay at mestre/lido there are cars there and it all looks completely different.

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2. Re: Trip Intinerary

Hi,

You will really struggle on 100 dollars a night in any of the places you want to visit.

I like Milan; it has a beautiful cathedral ��� the Duomo, the Theatro alla Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele all right in the very centre of the city. A few metres away are the main shopping streets with all the designer names. It is a short bus ride to the Castello Sforzesco, also well worth a visit. If you arrive by train spend a little while admiring the architecture of the railway station.

You can probably just about see the main tourist places in Venice in your four days. Personally I���m not a big fan of Florence so I would spend more time in Venice this trip and move on to Rome. Don���t forget you will lose time travelling, its over 300 miles from Venice to Rome.

Murray

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3. Re: Trip Intinerary

Hi

My wife and I went to Milan and Venice in June last year. I have posted trip reports and pictures from this trip on my homepage http://gardkarlsen.com. On the page you will find some info on how to get around, which hotels we used etc. I hope you will be able to find some useful information there :-)

Regards

Gard

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4. Re: Trip Intinerary

Thanks for your advice....although now Im starting to worry about running out of money...it does look like finding hotel rooms at $100/night is near impossible..unfortunately, we already have our plane tix...so we are gonna be there for 2 weeks for sure.....

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Have you tried google.com ? (Type in) $100 hotel room rome italy

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6. Re: Trip Intinerary

Iam a huge fan of Florence. Don't miss it. 2 nights in Rome is enough. Same with Florence. Stay a MINIMUM of 3 nights in Venice or you will regret it!

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As far as reasonably priced places to stay, you might want to check into staying in some religious guesthouses. There is a great book called "Lodging in Italy's Monasteries" that even provides you with a reservation request letter to fax to the convents/monasteries. My husband and I are going to Italy in June 2005 and are planning to do this for parts of our trip.

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8. Re: Trip Intinerary

I do not think you can reasonably take in Rome in 2 days. It is too big and too intense to give short shrift. Stick to your intinerary.

To save money, you can try hostels, university dorms (which reant rooms out of session), even camping. I do not know your ages, but when I was in college, I camped at a campground on one of Venice's islands and took the boat back and forth every day/night.

You can also save on a night's hotel fare by taking the overnight train between Rome and Venice and sleeping in a couchette car.

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