Our first Italian vacation



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We have been married for 16 years, and never got the opportunity to travel. We are trying to make the best of the 10 days we have! The list is extensive and very busy but we'll try to take it easy. If we don't see everything, that's ok. As long as we get to enjoy the cultural differences and the sights we've seen.

As an amateur photographer, I look forward to capturing some great images that we'll cherish for a long time!

Author: Marc Bouchard


Day 1 - Venice


Arriving in Rome @ 13h30.
Take the Leonardo Express to Termini @ 14h07 or 14h37
Train the train to Venice @ 15h45

Train: ES Italia AV 9418
Departure: Roma Termini (Ore: 15.45)
Arrival: Venezia S. Lucia (Ore: 19.33)
Carriage: 2; Place: 73, 75 (Mandatory reservation) ; Class: 1a;
Fare: BASE2 Adulti; CP reservation change code: 170001

B&B Ponte Chiodo

Mattia Baseggio
info@pontechiodo.it
tel. 0039 0412413935
mobile 0039 3482473520

Once you arrive in Venice / Piazzale Roma you have to take the vaporetto (waterbus) number 1 (the ticket is €6) in the direction of Rialto-San Marco. Get off at Ca' D'Oro Stop (it is the fifth stop).

Once there, walk down the short street (calle Cà D'Oro), then turn left at the large street (Strada Nuova), soon on your right you will find a little square (corte dei Pali già dei Testori) with a well near a little fountain.

Turn right to cross the square keeping to your left. At the left corner of the square, turn left down the small street. Immediataly you will find a street which name is "Calle Priuli", turn to the right and go along it, cross a little iron bridge (pay attention after the bridge the street's name changes into Calle de la Raccheta).

In another few metres you will find Ponte Chiodo on the left, address number 3749. You will recognize it because the entrance door opens onto a private garden. Otherwise, from Cà D'Oro stop to the guest house will only take about four minutes walk.


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3749 Ponte Chiodo

Location:

Cannaregio 3749
30121 Venice, Italy

Contact:

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Day 2 - Venice


Lunch: Pizza on the go
Dinner: raw steak ;)
Vaporette on the return trip
The pope visited today - security elevated @ San Marco piazza


3

Basilica di San Marco

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Location:

San Marco 328
Piazza San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 0412413817
fax: +39 41 520 8289
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4

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

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Location:

San Marco 1
Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 041 271 5911
fax: +39 041 528 5028
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5

Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

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Location:

San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

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Palazzo delle Prigioni-Prison

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Location:

San Marco(Castello)
San Marco 1, Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 041 271 5911
fax: +39 041 528 5028
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Galleria dell'Accademia

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Location:

Dorsoduro 1050
30121 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 2247
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Day 3 - Venice


Gondola ride - Mother's day :)
Fish market (CLOSED)
Campanile (CLOSED - The Pope...)
Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit


1

Ponte di Rialto

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Location:

Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto)
30125 Venice, Italy

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3

Ca' d'Oro

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Location:

Cannaregio no. 3932
30121 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)41 522 2349
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Day 4 - Ferrara


Leave B&B by 12h00

Pickup rental car @ 12h00

Relais Il Fienile

Nucleo Gressa 13
52011 Bibbiena (AR), Italy
+39.0575593396
+39.3487769058
+39.05751949997
info@relaisilfienile.it

Greeted by the owner who offered us dinner!


1

Il Duomo

Location:

Ferrara, Italy

Contact:

tel: 0532-207449


2

Castello Estense

Location:

Ferrara, Italy

Contact:

tel: 0532-299233


Day 5 - Florence


Drive from Bibbiena to Arezzo
Train from Arezzo to Firenze
Academia Reservations @ 13h15
Duomo
Ponte Vecchio
Bobboli Gardens


4

Ponte Vecchio

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Location:

Ponte Vecchio
50125 Florence, Italy


5

Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)

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Location:

Via Ricasoli 60
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-238-8609
fax: 055 238 8764
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7

Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

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Location:

Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
53100 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-230-2885
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8

Palazzo Pitti & Giardino Boboli (Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens)

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Location:

Piazza de' Pitti 1
Piazza Pitti
50125 Florence, Italy

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tel: Galleria Palatina 055-238-8614, Galleria d'Arte Moderna: 055-238-8601. Museo degli Argenti:
fax: +39 055 238 8727
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9

Lorenzaccio (Il)

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Location:

Piazza della Signoria 32
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 055 29 4553
fax: +39 055 26 4353
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Day 7 - Rome


Heading straight for Rome, drop off car...


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Spanish Steps

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Location:

Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti
Piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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El Dorado

Location:

Via Fabio Massimo 72
00192 Rome, IT


4

Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

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Location:

piazza di Trevi
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Day 8 - Rome


Luz's birthday!
Vatican


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Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

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Location:

Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 6988 3041
fax: +39 (0)6 6988 5236
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2

Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)
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Day 9 - Rome


Reservations
http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do?action=booking


1

The Colosseum (Colosseo)

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Location:

Piazza del Colosseo
Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 700 4261 / +39 6 700 5469
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2

Palatine (The)

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Location:

Via San Gregorio
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 699 0110


3

Roman Forum

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Location:

Via Romolo Artioli
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 3996 7700
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4

The Pantheon

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Location:

piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 6830 0230
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Piazza Navona

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Location:

piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Day 10 - Rome


1

Piazza del Campidoglio

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Location:

piazza del Campidoglio
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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2

Castel Sant'Angelo

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Location:

Lungotevere Castello 50
Near Vatican City
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 328 691
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3

Trastevere

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Location:

Viale di Trastevere
00153 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Roma Tourismo)


4

Galleria Borghese

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Location:

Piazza Scipione Borghese 5
Off Via Pinciano
00197 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 841 3979
fax: +39 6 3265 1329
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5

Appia Antica

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Location:

42 Via Appia Antica
00179 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 512 6314 / +39 6 513 0682
fax: +39 6 5188 3879
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6

Catacombs of St. Callixtus (Catacombe di San Callisto)

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Location:

Via Appia Antica 110-126
00179 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 5130 1580
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7

Catacombs of St. Domitilla (Catacombe di San Domitilla)

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Location:

Via d. Sette Chiese 283
00147 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 511 0342
fax: +39 6 511 0342
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