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Rome, Florence or Venice??
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Im sure they are all completely different, but if we had to do one, what should we do? What are the attractions/atmospheres of each. Any help or input is greatly appreciated!

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They are completely differenct and all have their own charms. I love them all for different reasons, so would base the decision on other factors rather than which one I like best.

How many days do you have? Coming from where? Going to where?

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comin from munich and goin to interlaken….prolly 3 nights….over night train from munich looks easy and flights on ryan air are only 12 euro right now…..traveling isnt a problem for us….we are 3 dudes who like to have fun, eat and party, but we also like site seeing and exploring. Thanks

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Venice has easy overnight train routing from Munich and it would be easy to get to Switzerland, although getting to Interlaken is a little more complicated. 3 days (assuming travel time cuts into one of them) there would be about right. I think “mim” one of the administrators here has a travel log about why he loves Venice somewhere on the site. Send him a PM if you don’t find it, as many tourists don’t ever find the interesting nightlife.

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Rome is so big I would save it for when you have more time.

That leaves Venice and Florence. Either is easy to get to via train, and easy to get to Interlaken from, again by train. Both are good choices. I would give the edge to Venice as a romantic destination; it has a mystical aura about it. I would give Florence the edge for great art (Michelangelo’s David, for example) and for food, but i wouldn’t turn down a chance to revisit either. If Pisa interests you, it is an easy half day excursion from Florence.

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Venice and Florence can be seen and explored in one full day each, Rome requires 3-5.

I travelled from Interlaken to Venice on trains – it was a bloody long day! Once you cross the border, the difference between the Swiss and Italian rail systems is absolutely astounding. Allow plenty of extra time to get to Venice as you’ll likely have delays or destinations change on you, be prepared!

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My choice would be Venice, simply because it is like no other city on earth. Rome to me has always been a disappointment for a variety of reasons (it is hugely touristy, dirty and just too big.) Also it’s probably pretty hot there now.

Flornece is a great city if you are into art (you will regret linimng up 2 hours to see the statue of David).

Spending a few days in Venice would be ideal. Most people tend to breeze in for the day and leave. Once the bulk of the tourists and cruise ship passengers leave at dusk, you’ll have the entire place pretty much to yourselves.

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Venice is one of a kind, but for what you might be into, I’d give the edge to Florence. It’s a bigger place with more going on. In my experience, if you’re looking to hang out, have fun, party, go to Florence. If you want to experience a place you’ll always remember, go to Venice.

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TheDefresh3451 wrote:
…and flights on ryan air are only 12 euro right now…..

Figure:

  • baggage surcharge
  • check-in surcharge
  • carry-on surcharge
  • surcharge to use the overhead bin for your carry-on
  • surcharge to place your carry-on underneath the seat in front of you (if you prefer this instead of the overhead bin)
  • surcharge if you want a seat
  • surcharge if you don’t want to share your seat
  • surcharge to be allowed to sit in your seat
  • surcharge if you want a seat in the cabin
  • surcharge to wear the seatbelt during take-off (mandatory)
  • surcharge for the safety demonstration (mandatory)
  • surcharge if you need to use the loo in-flight
  • surcharge if you get thirsty and ask for water
  • surcharge to talk to the flight attendants
  • surcharge for ice
  • surcharge if you actually want to land the plane at some point in time
  • surcharge to retrieve your carry-on luggage from the overhead bins
  • surcharge to be allowed off the plane
  • surcharge to connect the plane to terminal via airbridge or at least provide stairs
  • surcharge to get your checked-in luggage back
  • surcharge if you want your luggage intact

And don’t forget…when you land, “Venice” is actually Tashkent, and you’ll need to find a way to reach Venice by a month-long rail or car journey, or [ironically] even fly.

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Ryanair….the Southwest Airlines of Europe. Only worse.


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