venice or florence?

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1. Posted by maple_air (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I wanted to visit both these beautiful places but i only have a very limited time, to be exact, 4 days.Is it possible to see the major attractions of Venice by just staying there overnight? and spend the other two nights in Florence? I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Ta!

2. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Heya maple!

I think it would be possible, but you'd feel rushed in both cities. I think you'd definately need a few days in Florence to see everything that's there...but I'm sure you can do a quick tour of the city in a couple days, no prob. Just get an early start because you might have to wait in long line-ups to see the Statue of David and the Duomo. As for Venice, it's been a while since I've been, but I think you'll be ok. When I went we only spent a day there, and I saw everything that needed to be seen. I would love to go back sometime soon to do a little more exploring...find those unknown treasures and all :)

So all in all, I think you should be ok!

If you need any detailed info on either of the cities, I'm here if you need me!

Katie ;)

3. Posted by janzw (Full Member 39 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hi maple!

I spend 2 days in Venice and it's sufficient to see all major things.
The bridges, the canals, place San Marco, bridge of Sighs, Palazzo Ducale. If you want to see some information about Venice in advance:

4. Posted by larrya5440 (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If you had to pick one or the other, I would pick Florence.

You can probably squeeze both in 4 days, but it would be rushing it.

Good luck!


5. Posted by stomC (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

2 days is sufficient to see Venice and spend the other 2 days in Florence. In Florence, it will take up quite a bit of your time to queue up to see the famous sight espccially the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Enjoy!

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

My suggestion is to spend all of your time in Venice. As amazing as Florence is, it is in many ways similar to other European cities (sqaure, church, river, bridge, etc) although I'm not deliberately being superficial.

Venice, on the other hand, is like no other place I've been to (and I've been to a few in my time). Apart from Venice itself, there are some wonderful trips to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Venice is unique.