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If you could visit only one place in Italy in you entire life, what would it be?

If you could visit only one place in Italy in you entire life, what would it be?

Mar 5th, 2006, 11:09 PM
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Venice if I am restricted to one city. The Amalfi pennisula if restricted to an area. Tuscany if restricted to a region.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 12:18 AM
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Venice, again and again.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 02:22 AM
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Rome.
The second option - Florence
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Mar 6th, 2006, 05:59 AM
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Some small Umbrian or Tuscan town or Rome.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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Venice
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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:13 AM
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Once more: Venice - though personally, I prefer Rome or Umbria, and it is no doubt at all that Rome has by far more important sights, plus a greater variety of sights (from antiquity to the 19th century), and even the more important sights, artistically, and is a much more lively and up-to-date city at the same time. But nevertheless, I'd say Venice, because it's simply unique. There are other places in the world with first-class art, architecture, history (though all these other cities summed up will hardly beat the number, let alone the quality of Rome's sights, but anyway...) - but you'll never again be able to see a place like Venice. It so out-of-earth, so magic, it makes you completely leave this world, this everyday life. (And yes, I know Bellagio. Wonderful landscape, nice village. But what else that I must have missed there?)
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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:14 AM
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Ah yes, and for the accomodation in Venice, I have already told many times on this forum that my favourite in Venice is not a hotel but an apartment that has absolutely no equal in that magic city: www.rosadivenezia.com
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Mar 6th, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Positano. But a close second would be Santa Margherita.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Venice
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Mar 6th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Globerunner09, I've been to both Venice and Bellagio. And also Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, the Italian Riviera, the Amalfi coast, etc. I still pick Venice. It's unique in the world. And mr_go is right about Venice being photogenic.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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1. Venice... simply magic! Don't go for the food... go for the atmosphere. 2. Florence 3. Rome
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Mar 6th, 2006, 10:52 AM
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globerunner09:
>>I'm convinced that those who suggest Venice have never been to Bellagio<<

Been to both, and many other spots in Italy as well. As have many others on this board. And yes, there is something very special about both locations, but I like Venice better.

>>Venice is dirty and very difficult to get around.<<

Dirty? The streets are filled with water!

>>The maps don't help you find your way either.<<

I know! Isn't it great!?!

{just playin' with ya ;-)}
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Rome - the heart of Italy
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Mar 6th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Is this person already in love with you? If so, then I say go to Florence, as it is amazing, but only a loving couple can do it.

If you have yet to make the big gesture, I would hole up in Siena and see the city. There is not so much to focus on, so all the attention can be on you two. The food is delicious and there is no pressure to do anything.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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Rome would be my first choice, followed closely by Venice. Then again, there are all the wonderful towns of Tuscany...so many choices
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