I need some input from experienced travelers.
I'm arriving via train in Florence early Friday afternoon 7/21. I fly out of Venice on the morning of Wednesday 7/26. I am trying to figure out when to make the switch. I don't really know much about either. My goal is to relax and see the main attractions. My wife and I aren't too big on museums.
In Venice, I want to see St. Mark's and ride a gondola. Are there any other ESSENTIALS?
I don't really know yet what all there is to do in Florence, but we're aiming to take a (as) quick (as possible) detour to Pisa. Any suggestions for ESSENTIALS there?
MAIN QUESTION: Am I better off spending 2 full days in Venice or Florence? (Should I make the switch Sun 7/23 PM or Mon 7/24 AM?)