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Florence- How long to go for?

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1. Posted by Mooshu (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

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!

thanks :)

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3603 posts) 1y

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.

3. Posted by Mooshu (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

thanks!
do you know which part of the coast I should stay at then?? sorry to be such a pain!

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5. Posted by UliChels13 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

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!