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Itinerary: 2 days CT

virginia
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Itinerary: 2 days CT

Hello,

My husband and I are planning our first trip to Italy to arrive mid-June 2019. Here's the plan (for now):

2 nights Lucca (flying in to Pisa)

2 nights in a CT village (arrive via train)

7 nights Tuscany (between Florence and Siena) We will rent car at this point.

3 nights Venice ( fly home out of Marco Polo)

Will 2 nights be enough in CT? We love moderate hikes and would like to take a small guided boat or kayak tour. Will probably rent an apartment to save money on food, though we'd like to eat two meals out.

I've been reading about huge crowds in CT and I want to be a responsible tourist. Do not want to rush around and be elbow to elbow with tons of people.

Thanks for your thoughts!

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1. Re: Itinerary: 2 days CT

I think 2-3 nights is a fine amount of time, depending on how much hiking you want to do. If you only want to do one or two hikes, 2 nights is certainly enough time. You can get in early the first day, start exploring and rent a kayak in the afternoon or take a sunset boat tour (Angelo's boat tours, cinque terre fish and chill), and then the next day get an early start and hike one or two portions of the trail, then explore the rest of the villages by train or ferry. If you are coming on a weekend, expect the daytime hours from 11-5pm to be quite busy, however.

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2. Re: Itinerary: 2 days CT

Thanks, cm28!

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3. Re: Itinerary: 2 days CT

We are planning on 3 nights in April and adjusted our schedule to avoid days when cruise ships are docked at La Spezia. You can check the port schedule here:

https:/…cruises-to-la-spezia-italy.html

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4. Re: Itinerary: 2 days CT

April you should also be careful to avoid the holiday weekends! April 1 is easter, april 2 is easter monday (also celebrated here), April 25 is liberation day (so people might take the long weekend before or after).

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