Venice or Rome

Old Oct 10th, 2013, 02:49 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,893
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"I also don't feel anyone has the "right" to define or judge good food for anyone else"

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and everyone has the right to define and judge good food for themselves. Tastes vary. Knowledge varies. Many people can't tell the difference between a Spanish olive or an Italian olive. Many people can't tell the difference between frozen fish and freshly caught. And many people can't tell whether their pizza has canned mushrooms on it or fresh slices.

What is a food or wine opinion worth when it comes from a complete stranger? What good is a stranger's definition of romantic?

""Venice is far more romantic""

Well, as StCirq said, there's something about the softness of water. A boat ride can make you feel light on your feet. When you step off a rocking boat, your body still wants to sway for a bit, almost like a dance or a moment of happy intoxication. Then there's the light, and the reflection of light on the water can create the magic of twinkle. If romance is defined by how one sets a stage, Venice has her art direction talent down. Where else can you find the gondolier's life?

""Venice is a must see""

Venice is unlike any other city I've ever visited, and after countless visits in 30+ years (I was there just a few weeks ago), I'm still completely bewitched and bedazzled. There's a reason why she's also known as La Serenissima.

"I think I am going to stick with the original plan of dong Rome -> Tuscany -> Lake Como."

The month of September can be magical in each. If romance is defined by color and wine selection, each destination knows how to seduce.
NYCFoodSnob is offline  
Old Oct 10th, 2013, 05:43 AM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 19,737
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Don't obsess. Your plan is fine. And I say that as one who has visited Venice more than once and loves it.
vincenzo32951 is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,525
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You might want to start in Lake Como and then work your way down as most flights that leave from VCE back to the US leave very early in the morning versus Rome or Florence.
dutyfree is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 02:13 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,055
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I like your thinking. Both cities are great, so if you have an interest in seeing Rome, go to Rome. Five nights is the right amount of time there too, to see the major sights. I really like your plan. Fly into Rome and out of Milan. Happy anniversary!
msteacher is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 03:06 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ha - this is quite funny I just finalized my plan. Or so I thought. I was settling on five nights in Rome, four in Tuscany and another five in Lake Como. I came back here to let folks know and to start figuring out hotels (I have some awesome choices) - and then I saw dutyfree's point about the timing of the flights home. Oh That IS a bit of a factor, so now I am thinking about reversing the order. That's JUST the sort of snippet that is really easy to miss - unless I call on the experts on this forum! Thank you dutyfree (and to everyone).

So, rethinking the order.

MarkWill is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 03:18 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,055
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If Lake Como is your last stop, you will probably find it easiest to fly out of Milan, not Venice, so dutyfree's advice may have little bearing.
msteacher is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 04:38 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 15,551
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
Driver service from Lake Como to Milan MXP will make it easy for your departure flight.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Old Oct 12th, 2013, 06:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 126
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I love both Venice and Rome. But If I had to choose Rome would win. Although Venice is a city so unique... Try to see both! Fly into one and out of the other. You will not regret the effort.
Joy2 is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Nov 11th, 2017 11:40 AM
Sep 27th, 2009 03:38 PM
Feb 2nd, 2006 06:44 AM
Aug 9th, 2005 12:13 PM
Oct 7th, 2002 07:09 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:25 PM.