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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2017-05-19 08:10 pm
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I've mentioned before I think that we're booking a trip to Switzerland and Northern Italy (going to be circumspect about the actual dates for now), and I want you to know that I have just booked:

(1) an apartment in Venice that overlooks the lagoon and has a tiny private rooftop terrace, as well as an elevator in the building AND a washer and dryer

(2) a hotel in a former monastery in Vatican City that is actually ON St. Peter's Square

Now to see if I can find something cool in Florence.
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[personal profile] golden_bastet 2017-05-20 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
A few years back I booked an apt in Venice down a side canal. That was the BEST trip. If I can get back, I would do that again in a heartbeat.

One suggestion: buy the vaporetto pass, and any museum passes that you might want, *before* you leave. They're cheaper, and the vaporetto pass definitely is more than worth its weight in gold.

Another suggestion: the special back-room tour in the Doge's Palace and the tour of the clock tower. I'd book them before leaving, too.

And you are winning with the accommodations, so far. :D

God, I can't tell you how psyched I am for you...
Edited 2017-05-20 04:02 (UTC)
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[personal profile] weirdquark 2017-05-21 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope the apartment in Venice is near San Marco's because otherwise you may never find it again, navigating to particular places rather than just wandering around is, um, let's go with time-intensive. My roommate (who is an Italian Renaissance historian) was there and had met up with someone who wanted to go to a party and my roommate was like, okay, I don't want to go to the party, but I'll walk with you; we should leave two hours early so we can find it. And the other person was like, Google says it's five minutes away, and my roommate was like, I'm sure that's technically true, but will not be the case. But they waited until just before the party and my roommate and this person failed to find the party for at least two hours, as my roommate had predicted.

My roommate can also give you recommendations of places to stay in Florence if you haven't found anything yet, she spends most of her time there when she's in Italy for research.
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[personal profile] elistaire 2017-05-24 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, that sounds lovely. Have a fantastic time whenever the dates happen!
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[personal profile] brigdh 2017-06-01 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, this sounds amazing! :D I'm very jealous of your trip.