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Staying in Venice/Florence. Time allocation suggestions

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Staying in Venice/Florence. Time allocation suggestions

Hi everyone,

This will be our first trip to Italy. We have booked our flight into Venice and out of Florence at the beginnning of October. We will have 7 full days(8nights) to explore the 2 cities and some of the surrounding area. We are both 40 and reasonably fit people. We are not huge museum people. Our style is more exploring new towns and winding streets, beautiful churches, prominent monuments and anything that we can’t see in the U.S.

My initial plan is 3 nights(2 full days)in Venice and then train to Florence for the next 5 nights. While in Florence, I would like to explore Lucca, Sienna and maybe PIsa on 2 of the days in Florence by either train or possibly a tour group. Seem reasonable?

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1. Re: Staying in Venice/Florence. Time allocation suggestions

Your program is very good, since there is a lot to see in the surrounding area around Florence. Have a look at www.booking.com for lodging near the train station(SMN). Also, the bus terminal for SITA is located next to train station for trips into Chianti/Siena area.

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2. Re: Staying in Venice/Florence. Time allocation suggestions

You can visit Pisa in the morning, later Lucca. Travelling by train www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

Travelling on regional trains, validate your train ticket before boarding in the validation bix.

Buses Firenze to Siena www.busfox.com/timetable

www.venice-tourism.com www.visitflorence.com www.aboutpisa.info www.discovertuscany.com

Accommodation www.booking.com

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3. Re: Staying in Venice/Florence. Time allocation suggestions

Thank you so much for the help. Looks like I will stay with 5 nights in Florence and 3 nights in Venice!!!

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