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Itinerary for Italy - Venice/Florence/Rome/Naples

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This forum has been such a great source of feedback as we continue to research the places we want to see on our first trip to Spain & Italy in June. Here is where we are at in our plans right now.

June 14 - Arrive in Barcelona at 12:30pm
June 19 - RyanAir flight to Venice arriving at 12:40pm
June 22 - Train to Florence. Trains every hour all day but will probably leave approx 10am arriving in Florence by Noon.
June 25 - Train to Rome. Again trains every hour. Probably spend the morning in Florence and arrive in Rome by mid-afternoon.
July 1 - Fly home.

This leaves us with Barcelona (4.5 days), Venice (2.5 days), Florence/Tuscany (3 days), Rome (5.5 days - 1 day trip to Pompei).

We were originally hoping to make a detour to CT or SML, but it just didn't fit well into our itinerary logistically. But I still feel that while in Italy, I MUST get to the coast somewhere as the scenery and architecture of the coastal towns are breathtaking. So as I did more research, I read about Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in Naples. Since we are already planning on going to Pompeii, we are now trying to figure out how we can spend a day or two in Naples to check out Pompeii and Sorrento.

I am thinking we have two options:

#1 - Instead of flying to Venice from Barcelona, fly directly to Florence. Basically, drop Venice all together and use those couple of days for Naples instead. I'd rather not do this as I would like to at least see Venice even if for a short visit.

#2 - Cut Venice down from 2.5 days to 1.5 days and go with this Itinerary.

June 14 - Arrive in Barcelona at 12:30pm
June 19 - RyanAir flight to Venice arriving at 12:40pm
June 21 - Train to Florence. Leave approx 10am arriving in Florence by Noon.
June 24 - Train to Naples. Connection Train or Taxi to Pompei. Spend afternoon in Pompei and then go to Sorrento. Spending evening and next full day in Sorrento.
June 26 - Train to Rome.
July 1 - Fly home.

This changes things so we have Barcelona (4.5 days), Venice (1.5 days), Florence/Tuscany (2.5 days), Naples (1.5 days for Pompei & Sorrento), Rome (4.5 days).

Again, I realize that my time in Venice is short but I think it might be enough time to see the core of Venice. We are not really into modern art or paintings, so we are not likely to check out Peggy Guggenheim. We are primarily going for the scenery, architecture and soaking up some of the history of the city. We are also thinking of making Rome our final stop as we fly home from Rome.

Do you guys think this is doable? I know its a lot of moving around between Venice/Florence/Naples but at least we get to see these places rather than having to skip one.

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