I'm so frustrated! I'm still trying to talk hubby into my itenerary..but i cant even talk myself into it since im so overwhelmed!
Ok...so our cruise stops in Pisa (livorno) and then to the port near rome.
i was thinking of getting off in Livorno, seeing pisa, and then taking a train to Venice. from venice training it to rome. We have a week, and yes we'll have atleast 2 suitcases (on wheels, and probably large) and 2 carryons. Our vacation is a bit over 3 weeks long (2 of them on a cruise ship).
Is this plan completely doable? Is it to much to think we can see pisa from 9am and get to venice by a decent hour to check into our hotel? Is one full day and night enough time to see what there is too see in Venice? (the only thing i can think of that is a must is a gondola ride...see i told you im a novice.)
I'd also like to see pompeii on this trip. If we give ourselves 4-5 nights in Rome, is it too much to think we could take a side trip to Pompeii in that time frame? Should we bypass Rome from venice and do one night in Naples and do pompeii from there and back track to Rome from Naples?
See i told you i was such an Italian Virgin!
I've been told by family members that 2 nights in rome was plenty...and so was 2 nights in Venice. What do you all think?
Our flight is out of rome, since that would be where we should have gotten off our cruise ship (i was told it was no issue to leave the cruise 1 day early in Livorno).
Some have told me to skip Venice all together and just cruise to Rome and stick around there, but being from Texas i cant imagine being so close to Venice and not going there!
HELP! (oh if i can talk hubby into a good itenerary we'll be cruising and seeing europe next april, 2008)