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Old 05-31-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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First time traveling overseas in over 10 yrs. im coming fr cali and going to italy june 15-25, 9 days. any suggestions on wut to pack (going backpacking) and if dresses were sensible to wear there? i thought 2 dresses for going out at night, a pair of skinny jeans *worn casual or dressy*, converse shoes, sandals for nt and day, dress shrt for vatican city and should i even bring a sweater?

also any suggestions as to wut toiletries to bring?
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hey! First off, welcome to the boards!! Secondly, you should probably check out these 2 forums for ideas of what you might need. You're not going for too long so some will probably be irrelevent but I found them handy when I back-packed europe last year. (You know, for the things you'd never think of bringing like baby wipes). Anyways good luck! Let us know if you have any more specfic questions & feel free to peruse the boards. We have a lot of great information of here! (Of course, I know sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming)

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thank you for the reference threads. i just read both and i feel like all my questions have basically been answered. that saint robert guy is amazing! if i have any other questions i'll be sure to post. thanks for the welcome mat.
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how much will i need for just expenses, sans train ticket and hostel accomodations?
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If you just check out the hostel sites either from here on travelpunk or hostelworld.com, you will be able to jusdge your expenses. As far as trains go, they are relatively inexpensive, and shouldn't even factor into your budget, unless you plan on leaving Italy or are taking a really long train say from Rome to Venice. This is a website for Italian trains http://www.italiarail.com/tickets/IR/IR.asp?AFF=TRE
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Ialy can be fairly cheap if you stick down the south. I usually go to Milan and Bergamo but you dont really have hostels in the North its usually hotels which can be a bit pricey. Saying that i would definately recommend the North as there are lots of pretty little villages and towns surrounding the big cities.
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