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Old 09-22-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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I have an opportunity to go to either one....would love to hear opinions from world travelers.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Depends where you go and what you're interested in. I just spent two weeks and went to Marseilles/Nice/Monaco/Milan/Rome/Venice. I fell in love with Marseilles and Milan.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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I'd do at least both if not additional locations. If I only had money for one, simple save up until I could have a grand vacation as it's expensive to fly to the over side of the world
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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I have been to both countries and I think if it is possible you should visit both.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: IL
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Personally, I liked Italy, better, but France was a very interesting place to visit. They both have great history, interesting architecture, and are generally fun. I suppose it depends where you would spend your time, but i don't think you would go wrong with either.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: New York
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I have been to both several times and I would say Italy.... the food is fabulous and Italians are more forgiving towards people attempting to speak their language..... but it depends on the areas you want to visit.... Paris is amazing and the vineyards in the south of France are beautiful, but Milan has fabulous shopping Venice is unique, Rome, Florence amazing cities......Naples and the Amalfi coast have great beaches.... They are so close - next door to each other - you could easily visit both - drive or hop on a train....
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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My wife and son are currently on a tour of both countries. They started out in Paris, then took the train down to Nice. From there they made a short jaunt to Monaco, then proceeded on to Florence. They are going to end up in Rome, and fly back home from there.

If you are willing to pay the additional cost of having your flight arrive and depart from different cities, you can cover a lot of area in a reasonable time.

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Old 09-25-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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We loved both. Both were part of our 5 country road trip. If you have a chance to do both, I'd highly recommend that. Otherwise, you'll have fun regardless of which you choose since both have a ton to offer.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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I have an opportunity to go to either one....would love to hear opinions from world travelers.
How long do you have? Buy a Eurorail pass and visit both.

Remember, the best of both countries is not necessarily in the big cities.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I liked both. Each have things of fascinating interest. You have the D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel, Carcassone (Largest walled city in Europe), Monaco, Versailles and Paris in France. You have Rome, Venice, Florence, Pompeii and the coast in Italy. Save up your money and do both.
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