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Verona or Vicenza

Dallas, Texas
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Verona or Vicenza


My wife and I plan on visiting Venice for 3 nights the first week of December. With the present high water situation, we’re not Sure we’ll go as planned and are trying to have a plan B. We’ll have 2 to 3 nights to spare and wanted to ask if we should spend them in Verona or Vicenza. Thank you!

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Verona or Vicenza

The water in Venice is caused by very high tides, so it comes and goes twice each day. The situation today has no bearing on how it my be in early December.

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2. Re: Verona or Vicenza

I'd choose Padova over Verona or Vicenza. But of course in Verona you could see "Juliet's Balcony," added to the building in 1934 by the government to boost tourism.

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3. Re: Verona or Vicenza

Verona is so beautiful that i think even 3 nights there is so little, also can do day trip to lake garda , but i still hope that the situation in venice will be better by that time because venice is also worth a visit

good luck

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4. Re: Verona or Vicenza

Verona is very beautiful. You can stay there and have one or even 2 day trips (Vicenza & Padova).

Naples, Italy
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5. Re: Verona or Vicenza

Verona has one of the most remarkable and best preserved Medieval historic centres in the whole of Europe, Vicenza has a strong late-Renaissance heritage (the presence of Andrea Palladio is indeed tangible): they're definitely apples and pears.

Also Verona is bigger and in some regards more commercial, Vicenza is smaller and with a strong local flair.

Both the options are valid, it's up to you to decide.

Padua is another good option but imho is less atmospheric than Vicenza and Verona. Imho is more a city for history geeks and the heavily curious-minded.

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