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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…

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Canadian needing advice about re-locating to Verona

Hello Everyone,

I am a Canadian dual citizen with Italian citizenship looking to move to Europe. I have really good friends who live in Milan and they have told me the rent in Verona can be as cheap as 300 Euro a month for a bachelor apartment.

Is this true? If yes what would be the best way to do some apartment hunting?

Any advice for things to consider would be great. I am a Tour Director and away from home 5 months out of the year so im looking for a cheap, but cool city to move to.

Also…

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Lucca / Cinque Terre / San Gimignano/Siena

Hi,
Trying to work out my itinerary for a family trip to Italy next year (with a 13 year old and 10 year old) and I have two different dilemas I am thinking of.
1) I am keen on time in Tuscany and originally wanted a few days in Cinque terre but am now thinking that since we will have already spent a few days on Capri, maybe we don't need more than a day trip to CT. Ideally I want more time everywhere but it is all about compromise. From the research I have done the towns look gorgeous but it…

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Capri

Hi all,

Planning a trip to Italy next may/ june with my husband and two kids (13 & 11). the kids love travel and history so don't have to be entertained constantly but would like to fit a bit of swimming etc in the itinerary. Was looking at Amalfi coast for a few days between Rome and Naples (my son is really keen to see all the historical sights but thought a break to recharge might be good) But Amalfi looks a bit more like it is suitable for adults to sit around and enjoy the view than…

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Few hours in Milan

About a month from now I have a transfer in Milan. I arrive at the airport(MXP) before 8am on a Saturday and need to catch a local train towards Verona sometime around lunch.

So I am heading into central milan anyway, probably by train and then having to transit from Caldorna to Centrale train stations.

Will be jet lagged from US east coast time.

So the easiest thing to do is to take the train in, take the green metro from train station to train station and forget milan ever existed.…