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I'm about to go on my trip to Italy for 10 days. I find myself having a little less than 3 days in Florence and really would like to spend more time there. I am debating whether it's best to spend an extra day at Florence and only 1 day at Venice or stick to the original plan of 3 days at Florence and 2 days at Venice.

Compared to Florence, is it more worth my time to spend an extra time at Venice?

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Sharon

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    • Brooke Robinson commented on this list

      1 full day in Venice is enough - but it really depends on what you want out of the city. Florence is more beautiful and full of culture while Venice is very unique but touristy...

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    • Jim Barton commented on this list

      At least 2 days in Venice! If it were me I would swap and make it 3 days in Venice and 2 in Florence. Keep in mind there is also Murano, Burano and Lido which you can explore while in Venice.

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    • Mimsie Lemar commented on this list

      Both are beautiful, so it is a truly personal choice... However, they each have their own unique qualities and attractions.
      Venice has San Marco, with amazing art that is a must see; the square for people watching; and gondola rides beneath the Bridge of sighs, often the drivers will sing opera to truly give you an unforgettable experience. A side trip from Venice is Murano, where they make beautiful glass. Hotel Danieli is a lovely way to spend a cocktail, a meal, or a night; they do have Murano glass chandeliers in the lobby, if you can't make or are trying to decide if you should go to Murano.
      Florence is a romantic city, with wonderful little stores and restaurants. You must get to Institutio Galleria to see Michealengelo's David. The open market is wonderful too. I do recommend going on a tour to wine country... a lovely experience. So it is what you are drawn too. Either way you will have a wonderful trip. I recommend the Hotel Westin Excelsior.
      And a little tip... hold onto your wallet, put it away safely while you are traveling.

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      Rachel E. commented on this list

      I'll reiterate what others have said: 2 days in Venice definitely. I haven't been in Florence, but one day in Venice is just too rushed.
      Are there other cities you could shuffle around?

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      Julia P recommended Venice
      The first city I ever visited in Italy, Venice is picture perfect, and a joy to explore on foot or by gondola. A definite once (maybe twice) in a lifetime must.
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      Sharon, I think you have the right split - 3 days in Florence and 2 in Venice. It's a very short time for both places, but 1 day is really not enough for Venice.

    • Wana Ursiripant commented on this list

      I love both Florence and Venice, it's worth for more days in these couple place. In my opinion, you should stay Venice at least for 2 days, one day for the main land and another day for small islands near Venice such as Murano, Burano, etc.

      About Florence, if you will travel only in Florence not going to the other Tuscany town such as Sienna, Pisa, Lucca, etc. You can spend less time you planned. I spent 4 days in Florence included Sienna, Pisa. Only 2.5 days for Museum and interesting places in Florence, it wasn't enough for me.

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      JJ commented on this list

      I would spend 2 days in Venice or you will never be able to see enough. Even when I was there for 2 days it wash't enough. Your main mode of transportation is by foot and there are a lot of topsy turvy ways to get around. Thats half the fun but time consuming. Get a Map!

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    • Piazza San MarcoPiazza San Marco, Venice 30124 Italy
      Mimsie Lemar recommended Piazza San Marco
      Romance, history, beauty... Come sit by the canals at St. Mark's Square and sip a drink as you watch gondolas pick up their passengers to sing songs to and charm. The museum there show great art ... read more
      pieces from hundreds of years ago, amazing, beautiful, and memories to last a lifetime...
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    • Bridge of SighsSestiere San Marco, Venice 30124 Italy
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