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ITALY TRAVEL INCLUDING FLORENCE, MILAN, VENICE, SORRENTO

by cairney

HI CAN ANYONE HELP
MY HUSBAND AND I ARE TRAVELLING TO ITALY SOON AND WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GET TO ALL THE PLACES ABOUE

Re: ITALY TRAVEL INCLUDING FLORENCE, MILAN, VENICE, SORRENTO

by Maryimelda

Florence, Milan and Venice are very easily accessed by train in reasonably short spaces of time between each. Florence/ Milan (approx 3 hours) Milan/Venice (approx 2.5 hours) Venice/Florence (approx 2.5 hours Sorrento is a way south of the other places and you would need to go to Naples by train and change to the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. You can get a EuroStar from Florence to Naples with no changes required. Duration of the journey is 3hrs20mins. When you get to Naples you have to go down stairs to catch the Circumvesuviana which will get you to Sorrento in about an hour or so. These trains to Sorrento are very regular and generally hassle free.

Re: ITALY TRAVEL INCLUDING FLORENCE, MILAN, VENICE, SORRENTO

by leics

Yes, use the train.

Italian trains are very good, imo, and very reasonably-priced. No need to book tickets online in advance, and please do not be tempted to buy them through Raileurope (an agency not an operator, and you'll pay commission).

www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html will give you train times and fares in English.

There are ticket machines with English language options at major stations, but even without these it's easy enough to buy tickets.

From Napoli Centrale to Sorrento you'll have to take the Circumvesuviana train. As this is a private line its timetable is not shown on the Trenitalia site.

http://www.vesuviana.it/Reteeorari/Ferrovia/Orario

Click 'Linea Napoli Sorrento'.

The trains leave Napoli Centrale (where you will arrive from elsewhere), just go down one level.

Re: ITALY TRAVEL INCLUDING FLORENCE, MILAN, VENICE, SORRENTO

by cmcard2

It depends on how long you have as these places are a distance from each other. I would start with Florence, a must as it has significant art and archtecture. The uffizi, the accadamia where David is housed, the churches of Santa Croce, and the Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace - all within walking distance.

Venice is worth seeing but i would spend no more than a day there. I have not been to Sorrento, but Milan is a huge metropolis and i cannot get a good feel as i do with some of the cities such as florence, verona, lucca.

Try planning your trip if it the first time to see Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps one of the lake regions such as Como, Garda. It is not possible to see everything - but again in rome there is the vatican, colloseum etc

Buy a good travel book such as Rick Steve's Italy. Every city is about 2 hours apart by train, and Rome is travable by the subway.

Buona Fortuna!

Re: ITALY TRAVEL INCLUDING FLORENCE, MILAN, VENICE, SORRENTO

by rijk

I did the same tour witj my family last year and I booked everything using this service, focused on each city: http://en.firenze.waf.it/, http://en.roma.waf.it/, http://en.venezia.waf.it/

Enjoy

Travel Tips for Florence

Baptistery

by MATIM

The Florentine Baptistery seems originally to have been built around the 4th-5th century.
In the 11th century the Baptistery became the city cathedral since Santa Reparata was being rebuilt.
The apse was rebuilt in a square shape in 1292 and in 1293, when the work done at the behest of the Arte di Calimala was finished, the Baptistery looked as it does today.

You gotta try this . . .

by acemj

At some point, stop by a cafe and ask for "cantucci con vin santo." It's a traditional dessert or snack of biscuits (mine were similar to biscotti) served with a dessert wine called vin santo. It's delicious!!

Beautiful Leather Bags in Florence!

by BeanerTraveler about Monom, Bags & Accessories

I bought the BEST bag at Monom, bags and accessories near the San Lorenzo Market. Giorgio, the owner, was delightful, and gave me a HUGE discount on my bag. I was on a student budget, and needed a good deal. I definately got it. Giorgio was so much fun, that I went back to visit before I left Florence. If you EVER get a chance to visit the shop, don't miss out! Borgo la Noce 15r, Florence, 50123 (next to the San Lorenzo Market and close to the Central Market). Bags, Bags, and MORE BAGS! All leather goods. Florence is FAMOUS for it's leather goods. Check out the San Lorenzo Market for good deals. It depends on the item, quality, style, and mark. You can start at 20 euro and go up past 400 euro for a high quality leather bag.

Try not to drive in Florence

by katezr

The city's traffic is rather thick and chaotic; also, one needs a permit to drive in the central parts of Florence. I know people who have permits to the areas where their jobs are or where their kids go to school, and yet they prefer to take the bus or bike, because their permit allows them to be in that area for a very limited period of time (in many cases just for an hour, or even a half hour!). This doesn't mean I recommend biking, though! I admire all those nicely dressed Florentines - skirts, high heels and all - who bravely zip by on bikes, but I feel much safer walking.

Pan-Asian Sushi Brunch

by mariocibelli about Art Gallery Hotel - Fushion Cafe

Best-kept secret in Florence. Great eleganat buffet festuring pan-asian cuisine and sushi (almost all you can eat). Fantastic desserts, such as green tea tiramisu (take it when you see it as they go fast!!)

The Fusion Bar presents a blend of Mediterranean and Japanese cultures. The menus change continuously incorporating delicate combinations of flavors and colors. Green Tea Tiramis├╣

Excellent selesction of asian teas

Fresh salmon roe

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