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The lines aren't that bad, but I would prearrange for an online ticket just because you never know.
Brenda answered:Take the train. The European train system is fantastic. Consult Rick Steves guides for best information.
Hello Rose, Anytime you can visit Piacenza is a great time! Nevertheless, if weather be your concern, the average temperature in Piacenza in November is 45 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the average temperature in February is a cooler 38. Regardless, ensure that you bring adequate warm clothing as there are many extraordinary places to visit, and you won't want to be stuck inside. You will likely have little trouble finding a tour group as Piacenza has many attractions and is known for fine wine and fine food. Since you are "fairly fluent" with the language, this will be a great opportunity for you to improve your language skills even further. I hope you have a great time visiting your daughter at such a wonderful locale!
Mary Ann answered:Florence is about 200 miles from Venice. I would suggest taking a train from Venice to Florence. Depending on the time of day, it will take more or less 2 hours and cost between $60 (economy) and $85 (comfort). The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the station or reachable by a 5 minute taxi ride. The other option is to rent a car in Venice and drive to Florence. It is a beautiful drive and involves mostly super highway. BUT, driving in Italy is not for the feint of heart and, at some time, you will need to leave the highway and navigate the streets of the city.