Florence or Venice?

Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 05:30 PM
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Florence or Venice?

Visiting Italy for a romantic second honeymoon? Which is more suitable? Florence or Venice?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 05:51 PM
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Venice!! Hands down. (How much time do you have? Perhaps you could do both...)
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 05:53 PM
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We have 10 days, and we have only been to Capri.
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I would do both, what a wonderful trip!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:01 PM
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Hi walker, I see you have more than one post. Have you checked the responses to your other post?

Anyway, with ten days you sure can visit both Florence and Venice. What a beautiful trip that would be for a second honeymoon. BTW, it only takes about 3 hours of less to go by train between Florence and Venice. So you would not lose a lot of time travelling. And if you wanted either way you could visit Bologna or Padua if you so desired for the day.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:27 PM
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LoveItaly,
Thanks you for both of your messages. I didn't realize that they are only 3 hrs apart. We will try to do both then.
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Okay, if we fly into Rome, visit Florence and Venice, where should we end the trip? Ravello?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:31 PM
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3 spots, Rome, Florence and Venice, are quite enough in 10 days, IMO. But if you want to finish up someplace different, consider a small town in southern Tuscany or Umbria. Less travel than to Ravello.
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Hi walker, I have a friend who also posts here on Fodors. She and her husband had the most beautiful honeymoon at a villa near the small town of Reggello which is s/e of Florence. That might possibly be a beautiful place for you two to spend say three nights.

With ten days I wouldn't try to do to much however, you don't want to spend half of your time travelling, checking in and out of hotels etc and figure you will lose a good half day everytime you change locations.

I will email this thread to my friend and if she has time hopefully she can tell you where they stayed on their honeymoon. Best regards.
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venice hands down, I agree....magical!
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I agree that with ten days, I would do both. You cold split your time evenly between the two.
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I went this summer to Rome, Florence and Venice for my 'first' honeymoon (lol) - we much preferred Florence over Venice. It's all personal taste. When are you going? We were there at the end of July and we felt like little sardines in a can - when it's too packed with tourists, it's definitely not too romantic. I would suggest not staying in Venice for more than 3 days. Check out a few other places, as per LoveItaly's suggestions...
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VENICE. Definitely more romantic.
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