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Cheap airfare and what to do in Italy???

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1. Posted by thedcgroup (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey! I just got a neat opportunity to housesit near Naples, Italy in July....wasn't planning this but I don't want to miss a great chance.
I live in the U.S. so can anyone suggest where to get the best international airfare rates? Or what I must see while there -- I can take all kinds of day trips since I will be near the train station. What kind of train pass do I need for Italy?

Thanks for your help!

2. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Rail travel is really cheap in Italy so it isnt worth buying a rail pass. Just pay point to point. Its based on the km's travelled. From Naples you should be able to get to a whole lot of places really easily. Explore Southern Italy and Sicily. If you get the time to head up north we really loved Cinque Terre, Lucca, Sienna, Padova, Venice and Rome. If you are living there it would be a great opportunity to see a lot of the smaller towns. They are so beautiful :-) Have a great time!

3. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Cheap airfares: Maybe Aer Lingus (from USA to Dublin) + Ryanair (from Dublin to Italy)

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

That is a good option, but I would check out

- for an idea what a cheap flight is going to cost from the USA to Europe (Don't book through them, they might have the best deals, but the worst possible service. Book directly at the airlines' website.)

- and for charter flights

- for cheap flights within Europe that I could combine with any good deals I found through the above sites.

Also if you are staying in the contryside, consider renting a car.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Napoli is right near the Amalfi coast - which is absolutely breathtaking. The views are stunning and the beaches are wonderful. I don't think you can get there by train, but they have busses running along the coast that stop at each village. You're also right near Pompeii - so you can visit the ruins and climb Vesuvius, if you don't pass out from the heat. If you have a few days to spare, definitely try out Rome and Venice, too.