florence...romes fine but it depends. do you speak italiano-florence
english-rome. it is not hands down however.rome is saturated with tourist to a degree where its irritating.florence is much more artistically beautiful.
personally neither. pick any smaller town. siene is class.
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if you have a few months in Italy I would definitely try and make time to visit both as they both deserve your time and especially as it's only 1.5hrs by train between the two. You can even take a day trip to Florence and Italian trains are better and more reliable than they used to be. Rome is breathtakingly beautiful, hectic but it's just incredible how the ancient seemlessly blends into the modern. Florence is more elegant, organised and probably easier to get around as it's a lot smaller.You'll be spoilt for choice in terms of churches, art, scenery, shopping and fabulous food in both. The surroundings of Florence will blow you away - San Giminiano, Pienza (amazing wine & cheese), Siena. If you go to Rome try and take a day trip to Castelli (Genzano, Frascati, Rocca de Papa) which are the hills surrounding Rome where the views from the small medieval towns are spectacular and, once again, you can eat til you drop! However, having said all of this, if you really have to make a choice ... Roma .... no doubt.
Florence-Rome by train costs ± 3hours.
Florence is more touristic ... but with reason.
Rome is more cosmopolitan.
Choosing between Florence and Rome is a 'Sophies choice'.
Rome, plenty of things to do. You need 4 or 5 days just to see it, plus you could take day trips outside of town if you ran out of sights. Transportation is no problem, there are plenty of busses and a metro. Careful with some busses, it can be like croud surfing with pickpockets.