I've got 4 nights in Italy next week and wondering how to spend my time?
I was considering 2 nights Cinque Terre and then 2 nights in Florence but I've been told by different people that Florence only needs 2 nights and by other to spend longer there.
Rome is my absolute favourite city in the world because of all it's architectural gems so now I dont know what to do!
Is there enough to do in Florence to spend 4 nights there? or should I spend 2 nights along the coast? It's meant to rain on Thursday so dont know if its worth doing the coast in the rain??
any help would be awesome!
Florence is lovely but if it's either 2 or 4 nights I'd go for 2 and see some of the coast too. I was slightly underwhelmed with Florence because I went there shortly after Rome, which as you say is amazing.
do you know which part of the coast I should stay at then?? sorry to be such a pain!
Florence is a beautiful city to explore. i studied there for about a year last year. i would advise going for the full 4 days and making a day trip out of cinque terre. that coast consists of 5 small beach towns that makes a perfect day trip that is fairly close to firenze just a short train ride (fairly cheap price too). The thing with firenze is it is a gem just as much as rome i would argue. you just have to know where to go and what to look for. Stay in Firenze as home base for sure. explore the city for 2 days. (feel free to email me and i can send you specifics in terms of the what to see and do to see the real firenze) and then whichever day out of the 4 has the best weather just make a day trip to cinque terre. also you could consider doing a day thing out of chianti and go wine tasting or a day trip to lucca (my FAVORITE little tuscan town just outside of firenze)
goodluck with your travels! hope this helped!