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May 2009

Resources and Links

A lot of research and planning for the Italy trip. This is just a list of the sources I found. It's mostly for my own reference but could be potential good info if your planning a trip.

Chicago:

Transportation:
Lodging:
http://www.hardrockhotelchicago.com/

Dublin:

Lodging: http://www.avalon-house.ie/
Transportation: http://www.dublinpass.ie/dublinpass/transport/rambler.asp?refID=
Lodging: http://www.bewleyshotels.com/

Rome:

Lodging: http://www.vrbo.com/164603
Transportation: http://www.atac.roma.it/
Sites: http://romapass.it
Metro Map: http://www.rome.info/metro/
Last minute Theater: http://www.spettacoloromano.it
Free-Flick: http://www.casadelcinema.it

Naples:

Lodging: http://www.bellacapri.it/

Venice
Sites: http://venicecard.it

Cinque Terre http://www.cinqueterre.com/eng/information/card/

General:

Lodging:
http://www.venere.com/
http://www.hostelsclub.com/?
http://www.hostelsclub.com/?

Air: http://ryanair.com

Posted by Khandilee 17:11 Archived in Italy Tagged preparation Comments (0)

The Itinerary

I have been getting questions from everyone about my itinerary, so here goes!

June 17-20: Drive Elko to Home

June 20-22: See Family and last minute packing needs

June 23:

Corey arrive Chicago via plane (need to get ticket-today).
Me and Trinity taking Amtrak (still need to book)!!
We got a free night at the Hard Rock Hotel (courtesy of my long stay at the hotel here in Elko). It's a great looking place! 4 Star!!

June 24:
Leave Chicago 6:50pm

June 25:

Arrive Dublin at 8:30am (Dublin time)
We are planning to spend the day exploring what we can of Dublin. I am hoping to hit a true Irish Pub for a pint and dinner.
Spending the night at Avalon House Hostel.

June 26:

Leave Dublin 7:10am
Arrive Rome 11:00am

June 26-July 2: ROME ~ Rented apartment

July 3-6:

Rome to Naples
Lodging at Bella Capri Hostel
Day trip to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
Celebrate Trinity's 16th Birthday!!

July 6-18

Florence
Pisa
Bologna
Parma
Venice

July 19-26

Corey headed back to Rome for remainder of trip
Trinity and I to visit:
Turin
Genoa
Cinque Terre
La Spezia

July 26-28

Back to Rome to prep for trip home

July 29

Leave Rome 8:55pm (local time)
Arrive Dublin 11:55pm (local time)
Overnight in Dublin

July 30

Leave Dublin 2:20pm (local time)
Arrive Chicago 4:40pm (local time)

July 30-31

Recuperate at Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago (two more free nights!!)

Aug 1st

Corey fly back to Louisville
Trinity and I take Amtrak back home.

Aug 2-?: Hope like hell I can find a job!!![i]

Just as a side note: This plan is only an outline. I am open to any/all suggestions. I am sad that we are not going to southern Italy, but I just don't know how to fit it in the time frame that we have allotted. I made a silly mistake (trying to save a few $$ on the flight) by flying into Rome instead of Milan and we are forced to do some backtracking now.

Posted by Khandilee 16:04 Archived in Italy Tagged family_travel Comments (6)

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