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    Clive Melbourne
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    Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:30 pm

    Hi guys, at the moment I am planning a holiday in Italy . It is to celebrate the 10 year anniversary that my girlfriend and I are together.

    10/09/2012-20/09/2012

    We plan to fly to Rome hire a car and ('')

    This is a rough plan of our route......Rome/Florence/Bologna/Venice/Verona/Genoa/Pisa/Rome.

    So if you have any advice on what to see/not to see!

    Would also be nice to maybe meet some of you guys, if you are living anywhere near these places.

    Just did a simulation of the cost of the trip....... Return flights + car hire(11days) (Fiat Bravo 1.6 or similar) 300euro per person.

    Thanks for any help.
    Clive

    PS. Do you think it's possible to do this trip in 10 days?

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by MaiDireCamber on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:29 pm

    Instead of Genoa and Verona I'd rather stay more days in Rome (which requires a few days).

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:35 pm

    MaiDireCamber wrote:Instead of Genoa and Verona I'd rather stay more days in Rome (which requires a few days).

    Is there not much to see in Verona and Genoa?

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by MaiDireCamber on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:55 pm

    Genova and Verona are very beautiful cities, but Roma (Vatican City), Firenze and Venezia take time to visit well. For Genova you unnecessarily lengthen the route (imho).

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by laurent resende on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:56 pm

    Clive Melbourne wrote:
    MaiDireCamber wrote:Instead of Genoa and Verona I'd rather stay more days in Rome (which requires a few days).

    Is there not much to see in Verona and Genoa?

    he Clive !!!si un jour tu passes a Rouen !!téléphone moi au moins 1/ 2 jours a l'avance!!! pas de problème pour dormir!!! welcome !!!! cheers

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by f.gek on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:49 pm

    Hi Clive
    I live near bologna

    If in your tour, close to Bologna, surely I can take you to see the museum of ferrari and if you want the factories ferrari, lamborghini, maserati, ducati, zonda, all within a radius of 35 km

    I do not I'll go inside, but you may see from the outside


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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:54 pm

    laurent resende wrote:
    Clive Melbourne wrote:
    MaiDireCamber wrote:Instead of Genoa and Verona I'd rather stay more days in Rome (which requires a few days).

    Is there not much to see in Verona and Genoa?

    he Clive !!!si un jour tu passes a Rouen !!téléphone moi au moins 1/ 2 jours a l'avance!!! pas de problème pour dormir!!! welcome !!!! cheers

    Merci Laurent

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:55 pm

    f.gek wrote:Hi Clive
    I live near bologna

    If in your tour, close to Bologna, surely I can take you to see the museum of ferrari and if you want the factories ferrari, lamborghini, maserati, ducati, zonda, all within a radius of 35 km

    I do not I'll go inside, but you may see from the outside

    Yes we plan to visit Bologna on our way to Venice, would be nice to meet you.

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Fabio Grippa on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:06 pm

    Clive, I would miss also Bologna, which is not very nice to see (also Genova is not that special)...and instead of seeing Pisa (there's just the tower, nothing more!), why don't you go to Siena? It is much much better then Pisa, and there are a lot of lovely country and small town around there (Montalcino, Pienza, you can't miss that places!!!)...
    10 days it is quite a short time to go all around there, but you can do that (without Bologna and Genova)...
    I go almost all the week-end in Venice (my girlfriend is from there), so maybe we can meet over there!!! Keep in touch!

    p.s. Do not rent a Fiat Bravo unless you want to spend half of the travel wainting for the mechanich!!! :-)

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Gianluca Bonifacio on Thu May 03, 2012 9:32 am

    and enjoy "the show" if (when ) you you will be missed among the hills of Emilia and Tuscany.. the view is breathtaking, wherever you are... Smile
    EDIT: just some photos of a bike tour that i did two years ago even in those areas (1540 km in 3 days, without highways Shocked ) Very Happy
    http://img842.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dscn1567.jpg


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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:41 pm

    Well the tickets are booked for my holiday in Italy 10/09/12 to 21/09/12. Now just have to decide what car to hire.?!
    I fly into Ciampino (Rome) airport. Plan to be in Venice by the 14/15 /09/12. Should be a nice road trip.

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Roberto Olivetti on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:47 am

    Hi Clive, happy that you come to Italy!
    I would like to suggest you this event: http://www.crame.it/imola-mostra-scambio.asp
    It is a fair of Vintage Cars and Bikes, and relevant spare parts, held into the Imola circuit.
    The dates are 14, 15 and 16 of september.
    The nice part, imho, is that with a cheap ticket (10 euro a person a day) you can visit by feet the whole track, with no hurry and looking at beautful machines in the meantime. Imola Circuit is very easy to reach from Autoroute and from Via Emilia). If you go from Rome to Venice in those days, chances are that you will touch EmiliaRomagna in some way.
    Have fun! Smile

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:50 am

    Well only a few days to go before we go to Italy on holidays. We will stay in Rome for 3 days then collect the hire car and head for Florence and then on to Venice , hope to be in Venice on the 15th.
    Fabio Grippa if you are around that weekend in Venice it would be great to meet up.
    After the weekend in Venice will start to make our way back down to Rome, taking a route down by Tuscany .
    Really hope that the weather is nice and sunny.

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Fabio Grippa on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:56 pm

    Hi Clive... Unfortunately I will not be in Venice over the next week-end...but the whether will be good and Venice is a lovely city...enjoy your visit there! If you want some suggestion about what to see or so...just send a PM, I will be happy to help you. If you are going to pass through Parma going down to Rome just let me know, we can meet somewhere around there. Do not miss the Siena area in Tuscany, and the lovely road turning over there!

    Which car have you rent in the end?

    Keep in touch...Fabio

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    Re: Tour of Italy

    Post by Clive Melbourne on Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:08 pm

    Hi Fabio, sorry to miss you in Venice, we are in Rome at the moment we arrived this morning, enjoying my time here so far.
    we plan to visit Siena on our way back from Venice next week, I will let you know if we will pass by Parma.
    I have reserved a Ford Focus or a car in the same class, will let you know what car I get in the end .

    Thanks .

    Clive

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