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December/January family trip to Rome and Venice, questions...

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Details: family of four, (two teen sons) flying into Milan then train to Venice shortly before Christmas, Christmas in Venice (4 nights) then train to Rome (9 nights). Fly out of Rome.

We don't like to move too much, obviously! I have found nice, centrally located apartments. My kids are most excited about Venice. Which I love. So, I have the thought of staying an additional night in Venice, then only 8 in Rome. Yes, I know that is a lot of time, considering all the other things to see in Italy. But, I would like this to be somewhat relaxing! Now that is no big change, but the thought of another destination seems obvious.

Florence. An obvious choice. But truthfully (easy please) I am not a fan. No need to explain.

Cinque Terra? Is this a good time of year?

I would appreciate any tips.

Questions.

Is five nights too many for us in Venice? At this time of year?? How miserable and cold might it be??

Should I give Florence another shot? but, to do 2-3 nights in Florence, am I going to be shortchanging Venice and Rome?

How much nicer could/should the weather be in Rome, than north (Florence, Venice) or any other spot you might imagine.

Naples? Last time I went it was Rome on steroids, and other than a day trip through to go to Pompeii (another kid vote), I don't think another city is needed.

I know working with this time of year presents new challenges to the picture, hopefully NOT dealing with heat and humidity...and SOME of the crowds, yes, I know we all have different opinions on the crowd factor in Dec/Jan...will have it's own advantages.

Any other ideas are appreciated. My inclination is 5 nights in Venice/8 in Rome with daytrips out. Hate to be too hectic and too rushed WHEREEVER I go!! Or, stare at beaches in the winter. Thanks all!!!

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