Destination 3: Amalfi Coast and Sorrento – 5 Nights

Timeline: September 05 – September 10 Stayed in Sorrento as base, made day-trips to Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day 8: Arrived to Sorrento in the afternoon, traveled by train from Florence to Naples (pre-purchased tickets) for about 3 hours and switched to local Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento (purchased tickets from Naples train station),…

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Destination 2: Florence – 5 Nights

Timeline: August 31 – September 05 Day 3: Arrived to Florence S.M.N train station at 4:30 pm (2 hours ride from Venice). Super comfortable and fast train ride with Trenitatalia , Frecciarossa high-speed trains, tickets were purchased online in advance of the trip. Walked about 5 minutes to Grand Hotel Baglioni from the train station and checked in. Hotel Baglioni was such…

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Grand Hotel Baglioni

Located steps away from Florence’s Santa Maria Novella railway station Great location, few minutes walk to Florence’s Centro Strorico (Old Town) Very close to the famous San Lorenzo market Great staff and service Hotel interior beautifully decorated with classic Tuscan style architecture and furniture Very cozy, spacious and comfortable rooms Super clean bathrooms, towels and bedding Fabulous…

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Hotel Petit Palace – Santorini

Located in town of Fira, Santorini Great location, very close to Fira town center Beautiful tranquil hotel offering a great view of water and Santorini’s famous sunset Very nice and helpful staff: Excursion booking Restaurant reservation Vehicle rentals: ATV, Bike, Car Provide very good recommendations Gorgeous, private cave rooms all offering view of the sea Clean…

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Hotel Concordia – Venice

Elegant and Classical Venetian architecture and interior design Located at the heart of Venice, San Marco piazza Easily accessible from Rialto Bridge and San Marco pier Nice and responsive staff: Fast response to emails/questions Book excursions and attraction tickets Provide valid information Beautiful and clean rooms/sheets/towels Nice and clean bathrooms Great breakfast Some rooms have…

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Destination 1: Venice – 2 Nights

Timeline: August 29 – August 31 Day 1: Arrived to Venice Marco Polo airport around noon, took a water taxi called Alilaguna from the Orange line from the airport straight to the Rialto Bridge, 15 Euros was the fare. Purchased tickets from the airport kiosk. Upon arrival to Rialto Bridge, got a slice of Venetian style…

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Venice/Florence/Sorrento/Rome: 16 Days – 4 Destinations

Itinerary Summary – from August 28 to September 13 From Toronto Pearson Airport (Departed August 28) to Venice Marco Polo Airport (Arrived August 29) 2 nights in Venice: August 29 to August 31 From Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (Departed August 31) to Florence, Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (Arrived August 31) 5 nights…

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Destination 4: Athens – 2 Nights

Timeline: September 04 – September 06 Day 13: Arrived to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport in the morning. Took a taxi from airport to hotel Divani Palace Acropolis, which was located within walking distance of the famous Acropolis of Athens. Divani Palace was a good hotel, the only shortcoming was that although it was advertised as Acropolis view,…

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Destination 3: Crete – 3 Nights

Timeline: September 01 – September 04 Day 10: Arrived to land of “Zorba the Greek”, Crete’s Heraklion port with the Hellenic Seaways fast ferry. It took about 2 hours from Santorini to Crete, and about 45 minutes from Heraklion to the beach resort Creta Maris, where we stayed for the 3 nights. Creta Maris was a beautiful…

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Destination 2: Santorini – 5 Nights

Timeline: August 27 – September 01 Day 5: Arrived at Santorini Thira airport around sunset of August 27th. Got a taxi to hotel Petit Palace in Fira (or Thira), Santorini, taxi fare was about 20 Euro. It was dark outside and taxi stopped by a door with short open walls and no sign of any building behind the…

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