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How would you spend 5 days between Venice and Rome

Old Feb 25th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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How would you spend 5 days between Venice and Rome

Hello all-I am tweaking my summer trip itinerary and am trying to get a feel for what I most want to do. Will spend 3 days/2 nights in Venice in June, then 5 days/4nights in Rome. What to do in betweenfor 4 nights/5 days? Verona...Florence...Siena...Lucca...so many options! I am in love with what I've seen of the 5T. Traveling with my 18 year old daughter. Not planning to have a car. We are "casual" people. We but love food, art, architecture. and music. Love markets. What would YOU do with that time?
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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In a small village from where to day trip to Florence and then get out and go back to peace and tranquility for the evening. Two words: Montecatini Terme.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Thank you--I will look into Montecatini Terme. Any other suggestions for a good "countryside" location that would have access to public transport?
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Agree with Viajero2 re Tuscany as the logical place, although I'd recommend staying right in Florence, especially if you're into art and architecture--so many art museums and churches and so little time. You can reach Siena or Lucca easily by train from Florence for a day trip. On balance, of the two I'd recommend Siena.

Also, consider a stop at Padua or Ravenna on your way from Venice to Florence. The Scrovegni Chapel (Giotto) is a short walk from the train station at Padua, and Ravenna has wonderful churches.
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Go to Bologna, if truly your interests are "food, art and architecture..." in that order.

Plus, its a university town so your 18 year old daughter will find it a little more interesting.
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I would base in Florence and spend a few days in the city and two a few day trips - ;like one to Pisa for the incredible Leaning Tower or to a classic hill town like Siena, just a short cheap bus ride from Florence.

Or take a train or drive from Venice to the Cinque Terre and spend a few days there before going to Florence.
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Great thoughts...I hadn't even considered Bologna. Must look into that a bit further.
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