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Old 10-24-2005, 06:41 AM
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Has anyone ever done one of these so as to report whether one actually gets to see enough of the sites in Rome and Florence? Or does one spend a lot of time on a bus getting around?

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Old 10-24-2005, 07:36 AM
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The best way to do both is via train. Check these ports out in http://www.EuropePortReviews.com and you will find specific instructions on how to do both of them. If you haven't been to either Rome or Florence, then by all means, take the time to see them. Even if you are only there for a few hours, you will leave with many memories.

Do your homework in advance so that you know what you want to see and allocate your time so that you can get it all in. Think of a few hours in either city as simply an overview and you will have a great time.

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Old 10-24-2005, 04:08 PM
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My humble opinion,(loving Italy, Rome & Florence) is that a cruise will not give you enough time to see these beautiful cities. One day for Rome & Florence does not cut it for me.
But, you can certainly get some highlights in & plan to return
As Tom said do your research & decide/prioritize what you want to see & do.

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Old 11-14-2005, 01:10 AM
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Has anyone ever done one of these so as to report whether one actually gets to see enough of the sites in Rome and Florence? Or does one spend a lot of time on a bus getting around?

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I was in Rome during October 2005. So long as your ship docks around 8.00 am and sails around 7.00pm I would recommend you take the train into cental Rome. Your ticket will cost just a few Euros for a round trip with use of the Metro for the day. The station is about 15/20 mins from the dock. (exit dock and turn right, station comes up on your left in 10 mins.) The trains are fast and frequent. We went as far as St Peters on the way in. As you leave the staion you will see the tower of the basilica on the skyline. Just walk in that direction for about 10 mins. From the Vatican we walked to the river and started touring on foot. We then used the metro for 3 or 4 stops to put us in position for other sights. We saw the Vatican, Colloseum (took guided tour), Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and still had time for a drink at a pavement cafe before returning via the Termini station to the ship. (same line, just a few more stops) Ofcourse you wont have 'seen Rome', but you will have had a low cost day out to remeber for years to come.
 
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