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Planning First Trip to Italy - Venice or Florence

Old Jun 1st, 2004, 11:38 AM
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Florence is magnificent- Blacktie, Blacktie my friend! where have you been? we'll have to have a glass of virtual champagne together! pick your place!
Old Jun 1st, 2004, 01:22 PM
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You poor little Pooh. You must be totally confused by now. Not having yet been to Venice, BUT having been to Rome and Florence numerous times, I would say you must definitely see Rome. Florence is great, but I truly love Rome. Where are you flying into? Are you driving or taking the train? You could potentially see all three, but probably miss the quality that comes with a bit longer trip. Hope you have fun, whatever you decide. Ciao!
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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 02:12 PM
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It's real simple - if you go to museums at home more than 3 times a yearat home, go to Florence. If you don't go to Venice.

Venice is a great place. Florence is a so-so place with a lot of great museums. It's really that simple.
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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 04:14 PM
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Thank you all so much! Yes, Katr, I am a confused little Pooh! Can't say I've really decided yet, but you all certainly gave me some things to think about.

My husband is definitely leaning towards Venice. I was thinking Florence more for Tuscany I think. I'll have to dive into the travel books and guides and study up on the different areas. We orginally were planning on a cruise next June that would have us flying to Venice and would include Rome (only 2 days) and several other cities in the Mediterranean. Then we saw this package deal to fly over and spend a few days in two cities for a week in November. (I believe we would fly into Rome and train up to Florence/Venice.) I'm really hoping we can do both. This week trip will just get us excited about going back!

I learned from you all already--I feel more confident that we can get around by ourselves rather than a guided tour (except for day trips/tours). And we will definitely learn some Italian words and phrases.

I know as time goes on I will have many more questions. Thanks for your help!


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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 04:16 PM
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How can anyone possibly see the must-sees in Venice in only 2 days? Unless it's a short list. Now that I think of it, I guess if a must-see list is short enough, you could conceiveable "do" any city in a few hours. Never mind.
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