Welcome 2024! - France and Italy - Beat the Crowds, and save with off season travel - January, February, March.

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What lies ahead  in 2024 for travelers to Italy & France?  Reserve early. 

 REPORT FROM THE FIELD: In 2023 by mid May, hotels were sold out in popular markets, such as Amalfi Coast and Capri and Lake Como.   Finding  view rooms, especially delux category rooms, or family rooms,  were far between.    2024 we have already learned that  hotels reservation policies in Capri, and Amalfi coast  during high season ie.  starting Mid May - Mid September require minimum stays  from 3-5 nights.   Hotels in those areas are also limiting the number of group rooms they will allow us to reserve,  and  we have had to look in alternative towns to fulfill  large groups  requests.

In short , we are advising our clients to  start the planninng  early to be offered the largest inventory of rooms. (With rooms in short supply,  we can always seem to find a suite for EURO 3000 + a night last minute. )

Other changes that travelers can expect; Last year ticket purchasing for high demand venues such as Vatican &  Coliseum,  tend to sell out for select times as well. Much of this issue has to do with limited access to tickets from Co-Op Culture for coliseum untill 30 days prior to the date of attendence.  Our understanding is that  Co-op Culture will no longer be  taking care of these sales or that the terms will change . Stay tuned on that. 

Specialty  July concerts such as in Cold Play in Roma   or Bocelli in Lajaitico or Taormina  or in unique Venues such as Terme di Caracalla or  Taylor Swift in France  or in Milano,  tend to sell out early as well.  It pays to book in advance. 

Another trip to traveling without the crowds is Travel in January, February , March or Late october and November, December.  You will find fewer tourists and the prices will be lower.  We are here to assist you with your Italy or France plans , Contact us in January to beat the rush. 

 Our very best to all of you for 2024 and your travels ahead. 

Joyce 

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