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could use some northern italy advice...

hello everyone,

i'm planning a trip to italy in june with family - my parents are more of the elderly true tourist types and i'm much more of a younger off the beaten path kind of traveler. anyway, we fly into milan and have to figure out what to do for a week before meeting up with other family in the tuscany region.

long story short, i'm absolutely racking my brain as to what to do/where to go during that first week. i think ideally we'd pick a few towns and have a base there while going…

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Somewhere nice between Venice and La Spezia

Am looking for suggestions for 3 nights to chill out and people watch and a bit of sightseeing and am wondering about the coast around Rimini, San Marina, or Bologna or anywhere special in the interior area around there. Would be next September.

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Toddler-friendly accommodation around Lake Maggiore/Como

Hi all,

Heading to Europe next year for 6 weeks and keen to spend a week in Northern Italy around Lake Maggiore area. Any suggestions for affordable villas/houses in those areas that would also be relatively safe for an 18mo i.e. no big drops, stairs, open balconies etc.

Cheers in advance,
Julian

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Orvieto or Tuscania?

Hello everyone,

Which city would you recommend to choose- I can either visit Tuscania as a half-day trip after a night in Viterbo (and come back to Viterbo to continue to Rome), or Orvieto (maybe on my way to Rome- is there a place to store baggage?). I also saw Assisi as a very nice place to visit, but seems a bit more difficult to reach. Any other alternative is also welcomed :)

Thanks (and thanks to all the replies to my previous post).

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Tight connecting flight at Rome-Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino, any advice?

Hi all,

I have a flight Brindisi-Rome with Alitalia (Economic class) arriving 1 November at Rome-Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Terminal 1 at 20.15 h and then I have a connecting flight departing from Terminal 3 with Qatar Airways departing at 21.50 h.

Alitalia told me that I cannot collect my luggage at final destination as both are separate flight tickets so I would have to pick up my luggage at Rome and then checking it in again with Qatar Airways for my final destination which is Uganda.

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News about the Sistine Chapel

New lighting and air conditioning to be added, may limit number of visitors:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/11196445/Sistine-Chapel-new-lights-and-limits-on-tourists.html

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Booking company to avoid!

Just left Rome and have now arrived in Florence. I would like to warn people about the perils of booking with "romeinapartments". Mostly I think you get what you pay for but on this trip we certainly did not. I booked what was described as an "elegant" flat for three, very close to the Vatican, in via della Giulio Cesare. The only thing that turned out genuine was the central position of the place. It was beside a Metro station and within easy reach of the Vatican. However everything else was a…

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November-Rome-Florence-Tuscany...last minute planning!!

Please help!! I am taking my mom to Italy- we are leaving next week, and the only things I have booked are our flights and a place to stay in Firenze the first two nights. We are flying in and out of Rome, going to be there nov 8-18, and I plan to stay in Rome the last few days. Other than that things are up in the air.
Considerations
- I have been to Italy twice before but my mom has never been to Europe.
-she picked Italy and really wants to see Tuscany.
-she is 65 so I am probably looking…

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Advice for Cagliari, Sardinia?

I'm going to be in Cagliari from November 10-24. Do you have suggestions or ideas for what we should do? I plan to explore the city on foot, take a guided tour of ancient ruins outside the city, and eat lots of seafood. I've heard the archeological museum is amazing but its exhibits are not translated, still I hope to spend time there. I'd love to take a cooking class but have not been able to schedule one. Any other ideas are very welcome.

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Venice at Christmas

Hey guys,

I am traveling to Venice Italy for Christmas (will be there December 24-28) and was hoping for a few suggestions of restaurants and other things to check out that will be open on Christmas Day so I can go ahead and make reservations. Looked into it a little already and found that Caffe Florian is apparently a good place for Christmas breakfast (and boasts famous hot chocolate) so now focusing on a spot for a nice dinner on the 24 and 25. Also going to be in Milan for 2 days before…