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Apr 11th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Barcelona to Rome in 2 weeks

Hey so me and my boyfriend are going to Europe for 2 weeks at the beginning of June (13 nights). We bought our plane tickets to fly into Barcelona and to fly out of Rome. We have planned to spend at least 4 days in each of those cities, giving us 5 days to travel from Barcelona over to Rome. Neither of us has ever been to Europe before and we are trying to figure out what to do for those 5 in between days. We are both in our twenties and looking to have a fun, not too stressful time. I like museums and history, and walking around towns and just browsing shops and cafes I guess. So somewhere in between touristy stuff and relaxing stuff if that makes sense. Here are two options that I am trying to figure out which would be best:

1. Staying in each Barcelona and Rome longer than the 4 days and flying to get between them.

2. Staying in each Barcelona and Rome for 4 days and taking trains to get between them. Staying somewhere in S. France along the way. But where to stay?

Also, I would really LOVE to go to Florence, but not if it is just going to be a rushed thing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Apr 11th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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you can easily fly Vueling ( cheap) from Barcelona to many places in Spain ( some beach time?) or Europe.
Train system in Spain and Italy is very good....
check for ideas

http://www.vueling.com/en/?language=...FQEuxwodkS2flw

http://www.renfe.com/

http://www.trenitalia.com/
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Apr 11th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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It might or might not work for you, but there is a once-a-week ferry that goes from Barcelona to Livorno, leaving every Tuesday. It takes 20 hours and you will probably want to get a cabin but you are not required to. Without a cabin it's 120 Euros for two. With cabin add a hundred Euros. It's kind of like taking a one day crappy cruise.

From Livorno you could easily see Pisa and then go on to Florence for a couple of days before going to Rome.
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Apr 11th, 2013, 06:11 PM
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We once flew to Florence from Barcelona, then took the Eurostar train to Rome (90 minutes). So that's easily doable.
You can purchase museum passes online in advance, a good idea for Florence as they limit admissions.
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