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Thread: Drive or Train from Florence to Venice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default Drive or Train from Florence to Venice

    Hello. We are going to V for 3 days and have a rental car, but are wondering if there are convenient places to park the car. Also, is there a scenic route to take, or is it best to simply take a train?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Florence, Italy


    Ciao Eloise,

    You can definitely drive up to Venice, there is a car park right before you cross the lagoon onto the island as well as by the train station although it will be quite costly the closer you get. I honestly don't think there is a scenic route up to Venice - most of the trip is on the major motorways. You also cannot use the car the whole 3 days you'll be there so you'll only be paying for the car and for parking -- so I think in the end it might be better to fit Venice into your schedule before you rent the car and take the train up there. That way you don't have to worry about the route or parking
    Where to stay in Tuscany? Read this if you will have a car and this if you won't!
    When is the best time to visit? Make sure to read this!

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