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Old 04-08-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

My parents are planning a trip to France and Italy from the 22nd of August til the 16th of September. I was hoping a few TPunks with more experience in the area than me could help me out.

So far the itinerary they've devised is:

August 23 - 5 nights in Paris

28th - Flying to Nice for one night

29th - Train to Cinque Terra for 3 nights

1st Sep - Train to Florence for 4 nights (checking out Pisa on the way)

6th- Train to Rome for 3 nights

9th - Sorrento 3 Nights

12th - Fly to Venice for 3 nights

15th - Milan 2 nights

17th Home

I've already suggested less time in Venice and perhaps more in Nice or Rome. Any adjustments or other destinations you guys want to reccomend will be appreciated.

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I agree with you, I definitely would take a day or two off of venice and attach it to rome. Venice is nice for the short term. It's pretty, but VERY touristy. It's just sort of a great relaxing city where you're cool with being lost all the time.

There is just SO much to do in Rome that they should really spend a little more time there I feel (and I'm sure they'll want to go to the vatican while they're there). Rome was one of my favourite big cities: it has the great, relaxed vibe of italy, (even though it's a metropolis), the history/culture, and the beauty.
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