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7 years 2 months ago #18305

I'm after booking a few days in Italy for the weekend of Oct 18th to 20th.
Anyone know what the weather is usually like there at that time? Flying into Bologna, and planning on heading to Parma for the weekend. Want to be there early on the Saturday.
Is a train the best mode of transport?
Anyone done something similiar before?


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7 years 2 months ago #18307

Just asked the Italian guy beside me at work, he says it will be starting to get cold around that time, so bring a jumper!


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7 years 2 months ago #18308

Decadence wrote: Just asked the Italian guy beside me at work, he says it will be starting to get cold around that time, so bring a jumper!


Cheers. Hope its warm enough to stroll about in a Connacht jersey


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7 years 2 months ago #18310

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You know something we don't by any chance ????? :whistle: :whistle:

That is the 2nd HCup weekend, we were away to Zebre on the 1st weekend last year.

I did the train between Parma and Bologna last year, day after the match, less than an hour and not that expensive think €15. Tickets can be got from Auto machine's (options for English instructions)at station.

Bus link from Bologna Airport drops you right outside train station and is only €6, think it runs every 20 mins.

Train station is 5 min taxi ride from Parma city centre.

If the draw works out, this could be the smartest thing you have ever done.

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7 years 2 months ago #18311

Fourdogs wrote: CC

You know something we don't by any chance ????? :whistle: :whistle:

That is the 2nd HCup weekend, we were away to Zebre on the 1st weekend last year.



If the draw works out, this could be the smartest thing you have ever done.


wink wink, saracens have booked twickers for the 18th, 2nd HC weekend. theyre hardly going to play us or zebre there. leaving us to play zebre, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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7 years 2 months ago #18312

Not to ruin your dream, but couldn't we be at home to Zebre that weekend?

Btw what did the flights cost?


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7 years 2 months ago #18313

Shelflife wrote: Not to ruin your dream, but couldn't we be at home to Zebre that weekend?

Btw what did the flights cost?


Flights cost 120.
We could be at home that weekend. I know nothing :whistle: :whistle:


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7 years 2 months ago #18315

test


Cheers,

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7 years 2 months ago #18316

pcoyle wrote: Zebre v's Connacht Sat 19th October in Parma..Get booking folks..


Well thats a very nice coincidence :silly:


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7 years 2 months ago #18317

How much did the flight cost you ConnachtCows?


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7 years 2 months ago #18318

pcoyle wrote: How much did the flight cost you ConnachtCows?


118. Flying Dublin to Bologna on the Friday afternoon, at around 4. Fly home from Bologna on the Sunday at around 6. Both with Ryanair. The only way I saw of flying into Parma, was with Ryanair from Stansted, but the flight times didnt suit at all.
I didnt do too much research to be honest. Need to look for accomodation soon.
Anyone who has been before, or tempted to go this year, have any recommendations?


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7 years 2 months ago #18319

looks like last time people booked One Hotel Villa Ducale, which is a bit out of the middle town, would it be better to pay extra €10 so it would cut out getting a taxi?

connachtclan.com/forum/5-flights-tickets...8796-parma-im-booked

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7 years 2 months ago #18324

Parma Weather in October:

http://weatherspark.com/averages/32265/10/Parma-Emilia-Romagna-Italy

Temperature

The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 22°C to 15°C over the course of the month, exceeding 26°C or dropping below 12°C only one day in ten.

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7 years 2 months ago #18325

swift4prez wrote: looks like last time people booked One Hotel Villa Ducale, which is a bit out of the middle town, would it be better to pay extra €10 so it would cut out getting a taxi?

connachtclan.com/forum/5-flights-tickets...8796-parma-im-booked


A few us stayed at Villa Ducale last year. It's the closet place to the stadium a 5 mins stroll and only a 15 min taxi from the airport. It isn't in the center of town but again only 10 mins by cab or a 25 min walk which was handy enough. The hotel itself was nice enough and relatively good value, will probably be staying there again if I head over this year.

Weather wise it was a bit of a mixed bag last year from memory, I remember there being a fair bit of rain the day before the game, game day was overcast few showers but not cold and the following day was sunny and warm.

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7 years 2 months ago #18326

sea_point wrote:

Parma Weather in October:

http://weatherspark.com/averages/32265/10/Parma-Emilia-Romagna-Italy

Temperature

The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 22°C to 15°C over the course of the month, exceeding 26°C or dropping below 12°C only one day in ten.


The weather in the area for the same date last year was decent. THe month started in the 20's and ended in the single digits, so anything is possible!

www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LIM.../MonthlyHistory.html

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7 years 2 months ago #18328

Ive booked, fly into bergamo on wed night, stay in milan that night, head down to parma the following day ,return on sun evening €140 including trains and buses return.

stayed here Residenze Romeo E Giulietta last year, they are apts, clean and basic and a 10min walk from the city centre. €60 per night for the room, no breakfast but theres pleny of eateries in the city.

looking forward to it.


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