Before I make some bookings could I please have some advice on whether my itinerary could be improved. We will be coming to Italy from France in early June 2012. This is how it looks so far:
Venice to Cinque Terre on the train for 2 nights - 1 full day in CT.
Cinque Terre to Florence for 4 nights with a day trip to Siena while we are there - 2 full days Florence.
Florence to Rome for 4 nights before flying home late on the last day - 4 full days in Rome. We would like to do a day trip to Pompeii while we are there if possible.
I am wondering whether it would be better to fly to Florence from Paris for 5 or 6 nights and do a day trip to Venice on the train. It will be easier and hopefully cheaper being based in Florence but will we regret not staying in Venice?
Any thoughts on our plans would be much appreciated.