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Written by Zubein Nawaz Khan on June 25, 2021 Share on

Florence Vs Rome

Florence

Florence is much more small and self-contained than Rome. The city is stunning in its own right, but it has much more to offer than meets the eye. Florence is packed with iconic sites such as the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery, and more, and the best part is that everything is within walking distance. The distinction between Rome and Florence is because there are fewer flashing lights and fast-food restaurants in Florence. Everything is genuine and gorgeous. You will have no question that you are in Italy as you wander along the cobblestone streets, traversing tiny quarters, peering up at Renaissance structures, or glancing across at the sparkling Arno. You’ll be completely immersed in a unique spirit that you won’t find anyplace else.

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Florence is more than just the home of the Renaissance. It also gave birth to some of the period’s most famous painters, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, to mention a few. You may see works by all three of these painters at the Uffizi Gallery, as well as Donatello statues at the National Museum of Bargello and Brunelleschi works within the Duomo. You may also visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo are buried.

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Commute

While in Rome, you may have to manage public transportation or take a cab here and there, but in Florence, you can see every single sight on foot. Despite its tiny size, Florence is jam-packed with museums, artwork, restaurants, and other must-see attractions. At every turn, you’ll come upon a new café, store, church, museum, or trattoria that beckons you to relax, explore, or indulge. We propose leaving the city center and crossing the Arno to the Oltrarno district. The nicest thing about Florence is that you can organize your day at your leisure. There is no need to be concerned about navigating a public transportation system or sitting in traffic. You don’t have to rush if you genuinely want to live like an Italian. So kick relax and appreciate those paninis at Osteria All’antico Vinaio, or lose yourself in the amazing artwork at the Accademia Gallery.

There’s just something about Florence that can’t be beaten. You’ll enjoy some of the tastiest meals of your life in this little city, thanks to its modest cafés and restaurants serving food that matches any Italian nonna’s home cooking—and at a far lower price than in Rome. At Zeb, try the fresh pappardelle with wild boar sauce or Ino’s premium cheeses and cured meats. Visit the Mercato Centrale, a modern food hall where you can get every type of Italian food you can think of. If you’re looking for something a little nicer, try Osteria dell’Enoteca’s chicken liver terrine with a vin santo sauce.

ROME

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A PLACE FOR HISTORY FANATICS

If you’ve never traveled to Italy, you must go to Rome. This thriving metropolis is a real remnant of the past. It is home to virtually all of the Roman landmarks featured in movies, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Roman Forum, to mention a few. There are approximately 2,000 fountains, several sculptures, 83 museums, various parks, and much more. The Borghese Gardens are one place we recommend seeing during your spare time in Rome. It’s smack in the heart of the city, yet you’d never know it when you walk in. There are tree-lined pathways, museums, three old temples, a boating lake, a zoo, a cinema, a full-scale Globe Theatre, and is one of the world’s greatest art galleries.

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DIVERSITY

While both cities have fascinating histories, Rome is more of a living museum. Every step brings you further and deeper into Western civilization’s history, and each sight offers a greater tale than the last. You may walk among the remains of the Roman Empire’s magnificence and get a close-up look at the imperial artifacts. Along with those you can stand where crowds once cheered on battling gladiators in the Colosseum. You may go to cathedrals that are so full of art that they are masterpieces in their own right. One can also visit the archaeological ruins of bathhouses, palaces, and public gathering places where the Romans spent the majority of their time.

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Rome is a large metropolis with all that a large contemporary city has to offer. It’s a thrilling location to be—one where you might easily spend a week. Everything you could possibly desire is there at your fingers, with vespas and vehicles zipping past you, people from all over the world, a variety of eateries, and several museums. Do you wish you could be in the Eternal City right now? Take a virtual stroll around Rome’s Jewish Quarter. The next thing you know, you’re in a peaceful café sipping cappuccino with the Italians, and the next thing you know. You’re standing before the Pantheon, where Emperor Hadrian stood in 126 A.D. In a couple of hours, you may drive from a park full of greenery to the site of the 1960 Olympics, to a brand-new gelateria. To the Colosseum—ending your day with supper in a centuries-old neighbourhood that comes alive at night when people go out for diner.

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Many shoe stores and prominent fashion firms are housed inside big historic buildings on Via Del Corso and the neighboring streets. Then there’s Porta Portese, Rome’s largest market. It takes place on Sundays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the southern end of Trastevere. Florence has several marketplaces and is the birthplace of “Made in Italy,” so you’ll be able to fill your bags regardless of whatever city you visit.

I hope this blog has provided you some insight on what Florence and Rome are all about, visit Pickyourtrail to plan your next vacation to Italy. Until then i hope our paths cross again 🙂

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