Rome Wins Hearts
And my answer is always -- ROME.
That's the city that has captured my heart. I know there are Venice people and Florence people and you can sometimes tell a little bit about a person based on what city they chose as their favorite in Italy.
Turns out the readers of Travel + Leisure agree with me. They chose Rome as their favorite city in Europe in the magazine's World's Best Awards 2005. Rome was also voted as the third most popular city in the entire world, led only by Sydney and Bangkok.
Florence ranked second most beloved in city in Europe and fourth in the world. (Our special report on Florence -- published last month -- is available in our Dream of Tuscany folder which includes special reports on Chianti and villa rentals.)
Venice, didn't rank worldwide, but was voted fifth favorite city in Europe. Love Venice? Plan to visit La Serenissima soon? Subscribe to a year of Dream of Italy and receive our special report on Venice (published in May) AND the book, The Collected Traveler: Venice for FREE ($28 value!) Remember that ALL paid subscribers get online access to ALL of our back issues (25 in total!)
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