Hi, I would like to ask for your opinions as to how long we should allocate our Italy visit to Florence. I know it is difficult to say # of days in absolute terms, and therefore I'm just trying to get a relative sense. Much appreciated if you would so kindly provide some suggestions.
Trip is 3/24-4/2/13 for about 10 days. Days and duration are fixed.
Cities to visit: Florence, Venice, and Rome.
Travelers: 2 adults, one of whom is visiting Italy for the first time. We are not into museums. Just like to see around and appreciate the culture/people.
This is what I am currently thinking: We fly into Rome late 3/23/2013 and stay overnight. 3/24 morning take a high speed train to Florence arriving noon'ish. We will then use Florence as a base to do one-day tours to Cinque Terre, Pisa, and Tuscany area. So we will be staying in Florence for a total of around 4.5 days. Leave Florence for Venice 3/29 morning and leave Venice for Rome 3/31 morning, which would leave about 1.5 days in Venice total for sightseeing. We then fly out of Rome late 4/2 evening, which would mean almost 2.5 days allocated to Rome.
How does this sound?
p.s. I will also leave a similar post to Venice and Rome forums