The food and culture in Paris is to-die-for but it's just so incredibly expensive. Also, it can get really busy during holidays so when I go there I tend to avoid peak times.
Rome is beautiful and full of history and culture, and the majority of people are friendly. The food is equally amazing.
If I had to choose I would say Rome. There's tons to do, it's not as expensive and it just seems far more welcoming than Paris.
Although Paris and Rome are beautiful romantic cities, if I were to go on a romantic holiday I'd choose Siena in Tuscany.
(Original post by stefwad75)
Thanks everyone. We've made a decision. We get the impression that Rome (dare I say it) might be the bigger holiday of the two so we've planned to go with our short break to Paris this year and then (hopefully) a slightly longer trip to Rome next year, when we might make a bit of a thing of it and visit a few other places in Italy.
That's a good decision as you'll definitely need more time in Rome. Have a great time in Paris and let us know your 'stepping in dog poo' record....mine was 6 times in one day.