Planning a 16-Day Italy trip next April and trying to minimize too much moving. We were planning to spend 3 nights in Cinque Terre then head to Florence for 4 nights, taking a day trip to Lucca. BUT I realize Lucca is enroute to Florence from Cinque Terre and it seems to make more sense to stay a night in Lucca rather than backtrack later? Is this a good idea? Is it possible to find lodging for one-night (we will be 3 people)?
Also, since it's April, I wonder if 3 nights is too much for Cinque Terre (the weather?). Should we cut it down to 2 nights, go to Lucca earlier, and add a night to Florence (we'd probably day trip to Siena with the extra day) or add a night to Rome at the end of trip?
Here's a quick breakdown of our full itinerary right now, if that helps:
Venice - 3 nights
CT - 3 nights
Florence - 4 nights
Rome - 4 nights