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Your On Line Tour of Italy Awaits (Video + Stills)

My film “Gondola With the Wind 2” can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. The video features Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Capri, Pisa, and many other parts of north and south Italy.

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached. I still sell absolutely nothing.

Need a Little Help with an Informative Speech

I’ve chosen 2 cities from each country (Spain, France and Italy) and am going to tell the class a little about them. The cities are Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, ____, Venice and Rome. The blank is because I would like to list a city in the South of France with great beaches, but I’m not sure of one yet. Basically, I want to say about each city a few tourist attractions to see, where to dine and maybe some nightlife and/or a MUST DO.

Sicily or Malta?

Hi, We’re going to Spain, France (South), and Italy for the month of October. We have a few days at the end of the trip that are unplanned. We’re debating Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, or just hanging around the Amalfi Coast. Any ideas or suggestions?


Better to Book Hostel in Adance or Just Show Up?

I am planning a eurotrip next July for France, Italy, Greece, & the UK.

I know I have a year in advance to plan… However. I have heard both sides of the story… That it is best to book ahead…. and that it’s best to just show up because it is more fun that way.

Here are the problems that I am sure most traveler’s ecounter going to Europe.

Things are not as you expect them to be… therefore you might not end up where you thought you would. So I don’t want to book my hostels.. pay for them…

Italy to Greece?

So I guess my main question is this: How do you travel from Italy to Greece (Santorini, Corfu, Crete, Athens) by train/ or ferry?

And which is the BEST option. Train or ferry?

Should I book advance?

Eurail says that you can get from italy to greece by train… but I have a hunch this would take days.

Please offer suggestions/ tips. This is my first eurotrip & I want to explore France, Italy, & Greece.

Italy and Ireland in 12 days-are we crazy?!

My husband and I are visiting Europe for the first time ever in October, and we can’t wait! I already purchased our airfare (because the price was just too good!) so we fly out of Washington, DC on Oct. 1 and land in London on Oct. 2. Since we have never been there before, and don’t know many people who have, I had a few questions I am hoping you all can help me out with!

1. Is 11 days really enough time to do a southern Italy tour and a southern Ireland tour? Rome is an absolute must, but we also would like to see Pompei, Venice, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast.

Three Weeks in Europe Next April/May

I am planning a trip to Europe next year. Thinking about sometime in April/May. I have been to most of these places but added a few things I haven’t seen before. Is this itinerary doable? Or is there any place you would add or change? I have been to Amsterdam, Austria and Italy before and stayed overnight in Germany but travelling with some friends so am trying to accomodate them as well.

I added in the day trips as well as train/hostel info. Tend to be a bit of a planner LOL.

train pass? or fly?

hello everyone,
I need your opinion on whether to fly or take a train. I’m going to be traveling from Paris to Venice and then from Venice to Rome. Would you recommend purchasing a train pass? Or just fly in b/w. Or maybe fly to Venice and then take a train to Rome? Not sure what the best/cheapest method would be. We also are interested in taking a day trip to Versailles, which I’m guessing we can take a bus?

I appreciate all the advice I can get, thanks!

Tour Italy, Central & Eastern Europe On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Gondola With the Wind” can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. The movie begins in Italy with Rome, Pisa, Florence, and Venice. It then features Vienna (Austria), glorious Prague (Czech Republic), Poland (including Warsaw & Auschwitz), Ukraine, and Budapest (Hungary).

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached. I still sell nothing.

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Hostel in Forio d'Ischia, Italy