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Rome

PDX-ROM March-September

I am applying for a student visa March-end of August. The best flight I have found to far is on Orbitz. for $757 March 3-September 15.
I have found something cheaper to London but they ryanair flights to Perugia don’t match up on my arrival date.

Has anyone found something better? I need to get to Perugia so Rome is closest.
Secondly, can anyone help me wout with one way flights? I could end up enrollong in more classes to extend my stay permit. The San Francisco consulate says I need round trip flight reservations, so do those appyling for a visa permit never get one way tickets?

Take Off For Italy 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.

1 Month in Europe (Oct 2008)

It has been a bit of a whirlwind in regards to what trip I am going to do this fall. I was originally planning on hitting just Croatia, but now my trip has been extended giving me enough time to do a real tour of Europe.

This is the path I was planning on taking. I am going to be there for about 4 weeks (maybe 5 weeks if I need to).

Quick overview:
Amsterdam (2 days)
Brugge (2 days)
Baden-Baden (1 or 2 days)
Munich (3 days)
Salzburg (1 day)
Venice (2 days)
Rome (2 days)
Florence (2 days)
Nice (or there abouts) (2 days)

No locker at my Rome hostel...now what?

Justin and I are beginning our budget travel adventure in Rome arriving on Wednesday, October 1st. Back in late March we sent a few emails to The Colors Hotel in Rome and made reservations for 3 nights. We booked two beds in a room with 6 beds total. Yes, this means that up to 4 absolute strangers will be sleeping nearby. Not a big deal…this is part of budget travel.

Explore Italy On Line

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 sell absolutely nothing.

My video site is:

http://intrepidberke…

Viva Italia!

The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer

Barcelona or Rome

My wife and I are spending two weeks in Italy and Spain this December. It’s the only possible window for us. We are looking to primarily see Barcelona in Spain, although we are considering multiple stops in Italy.

1) Is it best to fly into Barcelona or Rome?

2) Once there, what is the most effective and enjoyable way to get between Italy and Barcelona for two people? Should we fly? If so, how much should budget per flight? Should we take a ferry or train? We want it to be enjoyable, though we do not want to sacrifice too much of our trip’s time or budget getting between the two.