Leaving for Italy in the spring starting in Rome travelling by train to florence, venice where we are taking a cruise returning to flying where we fly out of. Given the challenges with dealing with high prices of hotels in venice.
Is it better to lake an early morning train (7:00 am) from either Florence or spending the night prior in Bologna and take train to venice that would arrive at 11 or 12:00 - for a cruise leaving venice port in a late afternoon?
Returning from cruise we are considering 2 nights before the flight departs, would be better staying in manestre or on the island?
the concern are arriving on time to port for a cruise departure and arriving to the airport for an early flight out of venice.
Would not staying on the island be an impediment to enjoying the atmosphere in Venice.
Would we be better off staying 1 night in venice and 1 night being the last in Manestre?
Thank you for your help