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Time needed in Italy

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Time needed in Italy

We are going to Italy next May, we are going to Rome and Venice, we are thinking of also visiting Pisa, how many days would we need in each city, is it best to visit Pisa from Rome.

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1. Re: Time needed in Italy

If you want to see everything of interest, you would need at least a month in Rome and 10 days in Venice. You probably will not have that much time available, so you will have to read up some guidebooks to decide which of the many sights will be interesting to you.

You cannot really visit Pisa on a day trip from either Rome or Venice. The fastest trains between Pisa and Rome take 2h30 each way, and between Venice and Pisa 3h45.

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2. Re: Time needed in Italy

And Frances Mayes once wrote that one needed an entire life time in Tuscany to see all there is to see. Actually, I disagree with Nick re Venice and would up the minimum time ideally to two weeks to include the outlying islands, etc.

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3. Re: Time needed in Italy

It would be better if you could tell us how long you have for the trip.

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Thank you we have one month but hope to also go to Paris for a few days and London also we were thinking of about a week in the three country's with a few days extra if needed to have available, we no we are doing a lot but that's all we can do

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Thank you we have one month but hope to also go to Paris for a few days and London also we were thinking of about a week in the three country's with a few days extra if needed to have available, we no we are doing a lot but that's all we can do

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6. Re: Time needed in Italy

That would be amazing but we don't have the available time

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7. Re: Time needed in Italy

You could, if you wanted , visit Pisa on the way from Rome to Venice. This would lessen your overall travelling time compared to making a day trip to Pisa from Rome , but will greatly lengthen your journey time to Venice. It would be much cheaper than a day trip.

Take a direct train from Roma Termini to Pisa Centrale (from 2.5 hours) and store your luggage in the left luggage office on the station. Then continue your journey to Venezia S. Lucia which will take 3-4 hours including a change of train in Florence.

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Thank you that sounds good, we will look at that option .

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Before our last trip to Italy we hemmed and hawed about Pisa...read many comments that it's not worth a detour. We stopped on our way from Cinque Terre to Firenze. I agree with those who said it's exactly that - a stop to see the leaning tower. IMO not really worthy of a detour. We spent 7 full days in Rome and loved it. When we went to Venice we loved it - had 3 days only. Sometimes you fit in what you can!

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10. Re: Time needed in Italy

With a month for your entire trip, I'd suggest a week in London, a week in Paris, a week divided between Venice and Florence (3 or 4 days each), and a week in Rome. You could do a day trip to Pisa from Florence. Happy travels!