(Closed) Traveling Bees! I would love your advice for a trip to Italy!!

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@MarriedToMyWork:  Torcello was closed when we went in April but it might be open by next year.  I was so sad, I really wanted to go there!

Venice is easy to get around with the water transportation and you can’t really get lost so I wouldn’t hire a tour there.

We didn’t have as much time as we would like in Florence but it seemed pretty straightforward.

Cinque Terre was exhausting and the hike was not as easy as I thought it would be.  There was a lot of steep climbs and up and downs.  It took us 1.5 hours to get from one village to another and by then we were done.  Plus where we had to park in order to get to the train required us to hike a lot to get down to the towns.

I think you will be fine in Rome alone.  The metro system isn’t hard to understand since it’s two straight lines and you can get close to most of the monuments and attractions.

Post # 34
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  • Wedding: November 2004

Check into city passes, you basically prepay to do all the major touristy things in the city.  It ends up being a lot cheaper.  It also lets you get VIP treatment, so you don’t waste your time standing in lines.  Murano is great.  Burano is a lot of fun too.  Burano is where they hand make lace.  Plus, Burano has a lot of brightly painted houses, so it is great for pictures.  Have a great trip. 

Post # 35
238 posts
Helper bee

i would chop a day off of your stay in venice personally.  i’ve been there twice, not that i wanted to go back the second time, and imo 2 nights is more than enough.  use it someplace else and explore more there. 

for rome, i’d totally look into going and seeing the aqueducts.  super cool and not your normal sight to see in rome.

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