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Florence orvs Rome

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1. Posted by attar (Budding Member, 2 posts) 3 Jun '12 01:03

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Hi all,
I am planning some tour in the Europe.
In the Italy I just planned to stay in Florence and some cities surounding it for 4 days.
But still I do not know weather to devide the trip to florence and Rome.
BTW I think if I stay in Florence there will be some nice beaches around it that I can take advantage.
PLZ let me know your opinion as I am going to book evereything soon.
:)

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1740 posts) 3 Jun '12 07:43

Florence is inland and though it has a nice river running through it, it is a fair distance from a beach:

http://www.venere.com/blog/best-beaches-near-florence8838/

Rome has a lot to see whereas Florence itself you could see the lot in one day (queues can be long so booking tickets online beforehand is good).

From Florence there are frequent trains and buses to nearby Pisa which is worth a visit.

hostelbookers has some cheapish hotels, hostels, etc. The next 3 months will be very busy in Italy so book flights and accommodation soon.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 8 Jun '12 09:50

My opinion - definitely divide your trip, 1 day Florence 3 days Rome. Good advice from Cyberia.

4. Posted by giammarco (Budding Member, 7 posts) 8 Jun '12 11:52

Florence is about 100km (something less) from town like Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Torre del Lago (the place where Puccini was born), excellent places to enjoy the sea. Further, Florence is 50minutes from Pisa, 45minutes from Lucca, 1h20min from Siena, 30min from Vinci (where the great Leonardo was born).

I'm not trying to say that Rome is worse than Florence, neither I think the opposite, but the Sea near to Rome is far worse than Tuscany sea..! Remember to ask me what you want about Tuscany, that's where I live!

5. Posted by attar (Budding Member, 2 posts) 9 Jun '12 00:36

Thanks all for the suggestion. :)
Now we decided to spend some time in Rome as well.
However, we do not know how to split the days between the two.
We will stay in italy for 5 full days and 2 half days.

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 9 Jun '12 10:45

I agree with magykal1 - I loved Rome, but Florence is good for a quick getaway too

7. Posted by quinlan10 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Jun '12 15:50

Hi,
I suggest to visit I totally agree and recommend Tuscany where you can experience the unforgettable taste of Wine. The magnificent churches of Italy including St Peters Cathedral. amazing city of San Gimgnano. I'm not sure which of the Italian beaches to visit but you can search Google for Amalfi coast as a start .