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Old 05-16-2018, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Surprising the wife with a trip to Italy. Need advice

In the very early stages and looking for some advice. Iíd like to be able to go to Sicily for a day, thatís where her family is from. Is there any way to save money on the airfare?


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:21 PM   #2
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In my opinion, Italy is a regional trip. Meaning, you have to break it up. So far, weíve been twice. Once to Northern (Lake Como, Milan and Florence) and then to the middle (Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi coast). Lake Como is nowhere near Sicily, but for a romantic, scenic, your wife owing you for the months trip, itís the best.


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:28 PM   #3
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I don't know about traveling cost etc... But for the surprise announcement I would make a homemade batch of horrible spaghetti and cheap *** wine. After a couple of bites I would pull out the airline tickets and intenerary and " say honey guess we're going to have to go Sicily for good Italian food"
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:29 PM   #4
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Tornoalago is an apartment in Torno run by Ranier and his wife. Very small village but there are ferries that run to all of the villages on the lake. Ranier has a boat as well for rent. My kids still talk about how nice Ranier and his wife were from 5 years ago.


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:38 PM   #5
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I don't know about traveling cost etc... But for the surprise announcement I would make a homemade batch of horrible spaghetti and cheap *** wine. After a couple of bites I would pull out the airline tickets and intenerary and " say honey guess we're going to have to go Sicily for good Italian food"


Thatís a great idea!!! Thanks


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Old 05-16-2018, 06:41 PM   #6
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If you go in summer the answer is no. I tried to go there last year and it cost my left one. We went to England instead at half the cost.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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Flights... www.google.com/flights
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:14 AM   #9
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Keep checking flights and buy when low price we got ours for like 800$. Make sure you have 2 weeks to be there.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:32 AM   #10
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Don't stare at all the hot Italian girls and say, honey I wish your .....
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:40 AM   #11
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Make sure her passport is/will be good

That's all the advice I can give
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:46 AM   #12
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If you are willing to drive to Houston, check out escapehouston.com. They have a lot of good deals on flights all over the world. Typically a flight to London is ~$500 on there. I know they have flights to Italy, not sure how often though.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #13
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By train guide Italy has many very unique areas

Italy Itinerary
4 days: Rome, Florence.
6 days, add: Venice.
8 days: slow down.
10 days, add: Cinque Terre.
12 days, add: Siena.
14 days, add: Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast.
17 days, add: Milan, Lake Como, Varenna.
21 days, add: Padua, Volterra, Orvieto, or slow down.
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Took the wife last year on an 11 day bucket list trip...most awesome vacation weíve ever had thatís for sure. Stayed in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Sorrento (Capri) along the Amalfi coast.

We booked via a travel agency (Gate1 Travel) and it was top notch accommodations if I do say so myself. We would do this trip again in a heart beat. Only thing we would change is the stop in Naples isnít worth it. Itís just an old dirty town.
Their site https://www.gate1travel.com/europe/i...1dencit18.aspx


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Old 05-17-2018, 01:27 PM   #15
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Keep checking flights and buy when low price we got ours for like 800$. Make sure you have 2 weeks to be there.


Not sure if I can swing two weeks, we have animals to take care of, but Iím looking around 10 days.


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Make sure her passport is/will be good

That's all the advice I can give


Ouch, sounds like you know that from experience. I have to get hers....thinking about telling her that she needs to have it in case she has to come get me on my mission trip in El Salvador. Lol


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Old 05-17-2018, 01:30 PM   #17
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Took the wife last year on an 11 day bucket list trip...most awesome vacation weíve ever had thatís for sure. Stayed in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Sorrento (Capri) along the Amalfi coast.



We booked via a travel agency (Gate1 Travel) and it was top notch accommodations if I do say so myself. We would do this trip again in a heart beat. Only thing we would change is the stop in Naples isnít worth it. Itís just an old dirty town.

Their site https://www.gate1travel.com/europe/i...1dencit18.aspx





Hereís the thread

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=649890


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If you are willing to drive to Houston, check out escapehouston.com. They have a lot of good deals on flights all over the world. Typically a flight to London is ~$500 on there. I know they have flights to Italy, not sure how often though.


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By train guide Italy has many very unique areas

Italy Itinerary
4 days: Rome, Florence.
6 days, add: Venice.
8 days: slow down.
10 days, add: Cinque Terre.
12 days, add: Siena.
14 days, add: Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast.
17 days, add: Milan, Lake Como, Varenna.
21 days, add: Padua, Volterra, Orvieto, or slow down.


Thank you guys, I will probly PM yíall with some questions before too long.


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