Final Plans for Italy

With 2 weeks before we go to Italy, we have everything all planned out. Karrie and i worked on the itinerary for a long time. We've changed the places, the dates and mode of transportation several times.

We looked at options like going to Pisa but found out that the leaning tower is the only thing to see there and not worth making a special stop. We planned on going to Milan but then heard that there's nothing to do and the people are rude. Going to Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast would have been cool but we figured we are going to be sick of seeing ancient ruins and the Amalfi Coast is more of a city to drive around, not walk.

The 10 day schedule that we came up with is great. For example the first day we arrive in Rome we are going to the Vatican. That's because we noticed that September 27th is World Tourism Day and admission is free.

Last week we all purchased our 3 day Eurail passes and vouchers for the trains. We will be taking the train to Florence twice and Venice once. We felt like the train was the best way to travel because it takes us right to the center of the cities without having to deal with traffic and the hassles of renting a car. Plus after a full day of walking it will be nice to maybe sleep on the train ride back.

Here is the itinerary for the entire trip. The prices on right are in US dollars $ and Euros
. As of right now the conversion is $1.5 = 1€. We had to guess at some of the prices like 40 for dinner. After reading about what it might cost, we decided to guess a high amount. I'm really hoping that it won't cost that much, but we felt that it would be better to predict higher than lower.

This sheet has been changed and updated many times as we were planning the trip, but for now this is the plan.

Days 1-5

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Trip Itinerary, Rome Italy, Day, price, time, cost, convert money
Days 6 - 10

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Trip Itinerary, Florence, Venice Italy, Day, expected spending, cost, word doc, excel
For each day we are traveling we also have a map. Click on the map to see the image or click on the link to see a more detailed view of the route using Google Maps.

Day 2 - Rome (Google Maps)

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Day 2 in Rome, Google Maps, Route, Sites, vacation, trip, vatican,
Day 3 - Rome Day 2 in Rome, Google Maps, Route, map, Sites, vacation, trip, piazza, pantheon, spanish steps
Day 4 - Florence Day 4 in Florence, italy, map, google maps, duomo, michaelangelo, piazza
Day 5 - Rome Day 5, rome, italy, map, google maps, colosseum, forum,
Day 6 - Florence florence, italy, map, google maps, pasta cooking class, duomo, ponte vecchio bridge,
Day 7 - Rome rome, italy, map, day 7, google maps, catacomb,
Day 8 - Venice venice, italy, map, google maps, day 8, rialto bridge, st marks square, vaporetto, grand canal

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