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Rome to Venice in 5 days

I'd like to go from Rome to Venice in 5 days. I'd rather to visit as much visiting place as possible.
12 years ago, March 2nd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #130256  
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I'd like to go from Rome to Venice in 5 days. I'd rather to visit as much visiting place as possible.
Which cities can be in my way. I can stay just 1 night in each of 5 cities (places).
Also I'd like to know about suggested visiting places, route, vehicle, cost, accommodation, food and etc. Reply to this

12 years ago, March 10th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #130814  
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I would suggest staying in Rome for 3 days. Then take the train to Venice for 2, with such limited time I am not sure you would really want to try much more because you will be so rushed. As far as cities if you take the train from Rome to Venice you can take the train to Florence and Pisa as well since they are both for the most part on the way, but like I said you would be so rushed it might not be fun. I would do just two cities and enjoy yourself. Prices for hotels can have a very wide range and can be easily found in many of the hotel booking services but a nice hotel can be had for under 100 euros. As far as what to see if you do not want to buy a tour book I would go on the web and just type in the words (what to see) then the name of each city you want to go to and you will get a lot of information. A word of caution if thinking about some museums, some of them get sold out making it important to get a ticked in advance. There are also a lot of articles in E zine articles about what to do in Italy including some of my own. One thing I want to stress with only 5 days regardless of how many cities you decide to see in order to have a enjoyable time you will need to plan ahead. Reply to this

12 years ago, March 13th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #131025  
Definitely fit Florence in as it is a must see, but that's all I'd say! Like Mark said you'd feel a bit rushed I think. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 5th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #139711  
Sorry I try to introduce this site <snip> for travelling to Venice. You can take a train from Rome to Venice.It does not take for a long time. Just only 4 hour. When going to Venice, you can go to the following places:
1.Church: go San Marco (it is free), Saint Mark's Basilica, San Giovanni e Paol, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari . The church entrance is free but some others have fee . If you want to visit the three churches or more, you should get a card to go entry the church.
2. Museum: There are tickets to the museum for a number of famous museums in Venice , but not for all.if you want to visit two major museums of Saint Marc Square, The Doge's Palace and Correr Museum. The ticket is very expensive
3.Rialto Market and Rialto bridge in San Polo. This bridge is one of the famous symbol of Venice and has a history of more than 800 years.
4.Zattere - the road is long with the sun along the Giudecca Canal, where you will see people make the gondola in a small shipyard near Church of San Trovaso.

I think that this article can help you more information about the Venice

[Edited: 2011 Jul 06 07:55 - Jabe:6222 - No URL drops on forums, please.]
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12 years ago, July 20th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #140638  
Roma will take you much more than just 1 day. My advice, use a guide like Tutto Roma (the one I used) to visit the most important places without wasting time. This is the link in case you want to buy Tutto Roma Guide: <snip>
[Edited: 2011 Jul 21 08:29 - Jabe:6222 - No URL drops on forums, please.]
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12 years ago, December 21st 2011 No: 6 Msg: #149140  
You definitely need more than 1 day in Rome and visiting 5 cities in 5 days is very tough
so as already suggested I would stay in Rome 3 days:
doing if possible a driving tour of the city to cover all highlihts and maybe getting a tour of the Vatican for 2 hours,
then I would do a day trip the day after to Florence or with private driving tours and transportation or I would just get a train to Florence as from Rome it takes no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes! Then walk around Florence on your own or just getting a 3/4 hour walking tour from the station and I would return to Rome the same evening
The 3rd day I would take a day trip to the Amalfi Coast or just Pompeii, and you can do it by train or in this case would be better getting a private driving tour to those sites
The 4th day I would take the train again to Venice sleep over there (so I would reserve an accommodation over there) and I would definitely fly out of Venice the 5th day
This way you can cover the most in 5 days
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11 years ago, October 2nd 2012 No: 7 Msg: #161661  
Hello Reza. I live in Rome and have visited venice more than once.
You have a "problem", a little like a child who enters a toy store 😊
I understand you fly into Rome, and will fly out from Venice 6 days later, leaving you five full days to visit Italy.
Here is my suggestion:
When in Rome, take an open, double-decker bus (the London bus style), they are generally hop-on, hop-off, and the ticket will be valid all day. They will drive you along the best sights in Rome and if you're lucky (good weather) taking pictures from the upper floor of an open top bus is priceless!
In the evening, wander among the alleys between Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi and the Pantheon and enjoy the easy night life as well as an italian lcecream.
I suggest you take the train to Florence and spend one day there.
I strongly recommend the "FrecciaRossa" or "FrecciaArgento", these are superfast trains that will take you to Florence in under two hours.
Similarly, same kind of train to Venice.
There are cheaper trains but they are slowerm, with more stops inbetween and perhaps a change-over in Bologna on your way to Venice.
But, above all, AVOID McDONALDS! You didn't come to Italy to eat a burger, did you?
Tips for eating out:
1) Cappuccino is only in the morning, afternoon cappuccino is the typical telltale sign to pickpockets that you are a tourist - hence a target.
2) Bars are for drinking, you DO NOT sit at a bat table and order spaghetti; you will get a microwave blob of precooked, frozen stuff for twice the price of a proper meal in a trattoria. Similarly, sandwiches may be more expensive than you think, if you're hungry do as the locals, a square cut of pizza on the fly (pizza al taglio)
3) Never order "a glass of wine", they will open a bottle, pour you a glass and make you pay for the full bottle anyway; either you order a caraffe (1/4, 1/2 liter draft) or a "half bottle" (375ccs, or 3/4 pint)
4) If you think some foods look funny or icky, hey, this is where the Roman Empire originated, and we've been eating this "funny stuff" for 3000 years, so ity's got to be good! 😱 Reply to this

11 years ago, December 7th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #164051  
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It's impossible to visit Rome or Venice in one day because there are several places to visit and many things to do. As suggested in the other posts you could stay 2 days in Rome and 2 in Venice and to do something different I can recommend to have the day trip (Rome-Venice) by train with the Orient-Express in luxury extreme and the charm of romance. Have a nice trip!

[Edited: 2012 Dec 08 04:18 - Jo Trouble:16935 - url removed.]
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11 years ago, January 19th 2013 No: 9 Msg: #165271  
I have been to Venice. Very nice city. I would like to return there. If you have the chance to visit it do not skip it.
[Edited: 2013 Jan 21 08:45 - Rat on the Road:23681 - No URLs in signatures please]
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