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Yes, I am going to Italy!

I mentioned in this post how much I enjoyed following other Slow Travelers as they decide on a location, start planning their trips, and then take off!

Here's a quote from that post:

I have excitedly following my blog friends either on their trips to Italy (Girasoli, Palma, Jane) or as they plan them (Sandra is one of them), and I have to say that I was particularly excited when Andasamo told us that she had indeed jumped at the chance of spending three weeks in Italy (Florence, to be exact) in October! How fun. This also made my own desire to go back to Italy stronger.

I am also thrilled to be reading about Kim's trip to Paris, especially after everything she has been through! And while catching up on blogs this morning, I realized that Girasoli bought her ticket and is ready to go this summer! Yay! Her recent series on Bologna has been great inspiration - not only for me but for Sandra who is going there as well.

Anyway, since I focused my February blogging on Norway, I never wrote about my trip or even the fact that I have a ticket and am ready to go to Italy in late April! I am not sure why, but somehow planning for an Italy trip feels even more special than planning for other trips. One reason might be the fact that there is SO much information - for instance, Trip Advisor has reviews for something like 1500 hotels in Rome! Also, it is fun because I get to share it with friends and ST friends alike - many people have been to Italy, while not many have an opinion on where to stay in Rivas, Nicaragua!

I'll start a new post writing about the planning and the decisions having to be made. They are fun decisions, though!

Comments (5)

sandrac:

Yay, Chiocciola -- I'm very excited for you, planning another trip. And to Italy, no less! I agree, I always find Italy trips the most fun to organize.

I look forward to hearing much more about your plans -- for your entire trip, not just Bologna (although I'm getting so excited about visiting Bologna!)

Yay, Chiocciola! I will be following your plans, and wishing I could be there.

How exciting! I remember you mentioning this a while back but all of a sudden, it's not that far away. You are right, there is almost an overwhelming amount of info on the Web about Italy. It can take a lot of time to read it all!

Okay, now to read your "official" planning post. :)

Yay!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip planning and more about your trip!

I spent much of today looking at hotels also. It can get overwhelming. If you haven't heard, there are reportedly a lot of fake reviews on Trip Advisor so beware. I trust Slow Travel but there aren't many reviews for some places. I am guilty though also of not writing reviews for every place I have stayed. I still need to do that!

Barb Cabot:

Tomorrow will be April. Soon your trip. I can't wait. I know you are excited. It will be wonderful.

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