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Italy

Last september I went to Paris and I had a blast exploring the museums there- and even walking around the city felt like being in a huge museum. It was awesome! I loved the cluny, the louvre, the marmottan, the orsay, the rodin museum... and all of the beautiful sculptures in the TUilleries amazed me.

I just booked my airfare to Italy for this september- if anyone has advice about must see museums & sites etc let me know! I'm flying in to Rome. Me and a grilfriend are staying with her sister who lives on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, that will be our home base and we'll explore from there. 

RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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We are from the UK, and have travelled all overEurope (holiday and business).<br />
I agree with the previous comment.<br />
There is far too much to see in one visit. You will never get bored!<br />
My advice is to buy a reputable guide book and read it on the plane.<br />
You will never get to see it all, as I said. But it will give you a good idea of where to eat at the right price (not tourist price), MUST SEE places (without spending all your time on a train) and various other essential info, such as cheap travel (you will save a fortune) and places to avoid.<br />
My last peice of advice is: choose pubs and cafes close to universities. Students are always broke, but always have the best social life, at the cheapest prices around (and most speak English!), which helps!<br />
Have a wonderful time and email me a postcard of your travels please (you will probably forget!)<br />
We are in the UK, and are going on holiday to the Spanish Canary Islands in October for our anniversary.<br />
Best of luck.<br />
Send some pics!<br />
Kevin&Chris<br />
coylekevin103@gmail.com<br />
PS: You won't need many clothes - save your luggage allowance for the wine. Remember, you cannot take any dairy products back with you.<br />
Have a ball.<br />
KC

Time flys when you are in italy. It is not possable to see it all in one trip. I was there for a month last year and a month the year before. Pack lightly as you can purchase a lot of things from street vendors and flea markets.<br />
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If you like your coffee, pack some instant yourself and some coffee mate too as you will appreciate it. There american coffee takes like instant nescafe run through a blender with skim milk in it. They don't have cream in Italy. Also, if you are renting a car...gas stations or coffee shops or bakeries are the best choices and affordable places to eat. Eating at a restuarant in Italy is time consuming because they offer primpo piato, secondo terso etc.,, that means first course, second, third etc.<br />
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Have fun. I can't wait to go back and see more.

I agree. Time does fly when you're traveling especially in a place as beautiful as Italy or France.

It sounds like you are planning a very exciting trip!