Fortnight in Italy
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 4:46 PM Last Post By: turts
Nov 7, 2012 7:45 AM
Fortnight in ItalyWe are planning a trip for 14 days from Mumbai, India sometime in March end. We are travelling on a stringent budget and would like to make the most of our trip to Italy. This would be for our Honeymoon :)
This is the Itinerary we have planned till now:
Day 1 - Land in Venice and travel to Tuscany
Day 2,3,4 - Tuscany
Day 5,6 - Florence and Pisa
Day 7,8,9 - Rome
Day 10 - Travel to Venice (this should be about 6-7 hours travel)
Day 11,12,13 - Venice
Day 14 - Leave Venice for Dubai
Can you help me with affordable hotels in these areas? Can we take the Euro rail to Tuscany from the Venice airport?
Look fwd to ur suggestions..
Nov 7, 2012 8:03 AM
1Can we take the Euro rail to Tuscany from the Venice airport?
There is no such thing as Euro rail - there's Eurail but that's the name of a rail pass, not a train system. You should be looking at Italian Railways: http://www.trenitalia.it
Note that Tuscany is a region in Italy. The main towns in the area have train stations, so you should be able to get around by train - not directly from Venice airport though, as the airport doesn't have a train station. See http://www.veniceairport.it/page/servizi/trasporti/treno?m=01020201 for transportation between the airport and Venice's main train stations.
Nov 7, 2012 10:45 AM
Nov 7, 2012 1:51 PM
3Have you looked at an open-jaw ticket. I would expect you could fly into Rome, head north through Florence and other parts of Tuscany and end up in Venice and fly home directly from there. This will save you both time and the expense of travelling from Venice to Rome and back again.
Train times for March will not be available until mid December, but if you look at trains for the next week or so that should give you an idea of the timetables. For longer distance journey (eg. Rome to Florence, and Florence to Venice) it is worth booking online early (up to 90 days before you travel) to get the best bargain prices.
Note too that the weather can be mixed in March. Snow is rare but can happen, but it may be cold (under 10C) and wet
Nov 8, 2012 12:12 AM
Nov 8, 2012 2:42 AM
Nov 8, 2012 2:49 AM
Nov 8, 2012 3:07 AM
Nov 8, 2012 3:42 AM
8Yes, we know its gna b a luxury trip but thats something which we are willign to do to c Italy. Super excited abt exploring the quaint little places of Italy. Based on your suggestions,I will come up with an itinerary and den u can help me more. Thaanks :)
Nov 8, 2012 5:28 AM
9I know you are a 'novice' novicegirl,but surely you know that those cities you mentioned are far from 'quaint little places' ;-)
Rome is a large and congested city of several million people..and Venice has probably more tourists per square metre (at least between the station and Piazza San Marco) than anywhere else on the planet.......
Nov 8, 2012 11:37 AM
10You can instantly save money by avoiding Venice on the weekends. Accommodation there is cheaper during the week. Even in March.
Save on transport by booking your trains as early as possible directly from the trenitlia link kindly posted by aribo (try at the very beginning of the new year, it's too early now for March tickets).
Nov 10, 2012 4:46 PM
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