Post # 1
You’re going on your next vacation. You have a choice between Rome and Paris. Where do you go? Don’t count previous trips to those locations (ie. I already went to Paris so I want to go to Rome.) But you can say – I already went to Paris and would like to return or I went to both and loved Rome more or a combination of the above. Feel free to elaborate why.
And GO! 😉
Post # 3
I’ve not been to either (yet!), but I have this strange borderline obsession with Paris, and all things French. So it would be an easy choice for me!
Post # 4
Paris because thats where my great grandparents went when they got married and they had a photographer take photos of them while they were there. Those photos are treasured by my family and I would love to do exactly what they did. (I know this thread might not be for a honeymoon, but thats my answer!)
Post # 5
i studied abroad twice in rome. most incredible time of my life. seriously, magical city. love everything about it- food, people, culture. so much history. rome, all the way.
Post # 6
omg that is so hard! I really can’t choose. I love both!
Post # 7
I’ve not been to Rome (but I really really want to go – I think that will be our next holiday). I was in Paris for a long weekend this summer, and it was fabulous!
And the thing is, I was never big on Paris. I was always way more into places like Rome, Egypt, Spain, Morocco, etc. I never cared about Paris. I figured it was one of those places I had to go at some point, but it was low on my list. My SO and I chose to visit because it was the closest and cheapest (from England).
And boy, I was pleasantly surprised! I loved Paris. I would go back again in a heartbeat. There is definitely more I did not get to do, and things I would do again! The highlights for me were the Musee d’Orsay and Bike About Tours (http://www.bikeabouttours.com/).
So, I can’t comment on Rome, but Paris is definitely sweet!
Post # 8
To be honest, we’re now kinda considering trying to swing both. 😉 Rome has been my all time dream to go to but I’ll admit I have a bit of an obsession with Paris. They both seem like incredible cities so I was curious to see what everyone thought. You never know what someone else knows that might completely sell you on a place. 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I’ve never been to Paris, but I chose Rome because I freakin’ LOVE that city! Of course, I am Italian and have family there so I might be biased. 🙂 TBH… I would pick Florence or Venice over Rome just because they are both very romantic cities.
Post # 10
Rome! Everything about Rome makes me want to get over my fear of flying, I would do some pretty extreme driving and cruising just to get there… I don’t much care if I ever get to visit Paris or not.
Post # 11
What time of year?
@claireos: I lived in Madrid Spain and have traveled around. Plus spent several weeks in Italy before that. I love the food in paris, Rome it great to. My fave parts of Italy are venice because of everything and Tuscany (wine!). Rome was actually just above Milan (but it isn’t Milans fault). Have you thought of the south of france or the north of spain? Lovely places.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I have been to both, and I loved Rome more. To me, there was more to do, the people were more friendly, the food was fantastic, and it was just a beautiful place. Don’t get me wrong, Paris is a wonderful place, I just liked Rome more.
Post # 13
I’m in love with Paris. Just look at my apartment 🙂 Paris is my choice, hands down.
Post # 14
I’ve always loved Rome so much more than Paris, i live in the UK and its an hour on the train to Paris so ive been there quite a lot. Rome just feels that bit more exotic when you get there! Rome was also our first ever holiday as a couple together and i’ve only been back once since so that probably has a lot to do with why i love it so much
Post # 15
I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Paris but with that being said ROME would be my first choice. So much history and there seems to be more to do there. 🙂
Post # 16
I took spanish and italian in school, and if I was going to Rome in a few months, I could learn enough italian to get around. it would take me a bit longer to learn french.