We're headed to Italy in October for the first time! I've got our trip basically scheduled, but I'm starting to question the Naples/Sorrento piece. Our trip is 12 days long, which translates to only 10 nights in Italy. What we're doing now is Venice (2), Florence (3), Sorrento (2), Rome (3).
I'm looking at taking the train from Florence to Naples, since it doesn't go directly to Sorrento. Stop in Naples just for an afternoon to do the archeological museum, then ferry or train to Sorrento. Looking at the timing of when we need to get on trains, etc. it looks like we should try to get to Naples early afternoon, then do what we want to do there before heading over to Sorrento. Will there be somewhere to store our luggage while we run around for the afternoon? IDK, the more I've read about Naples today the more I'm questioning this whole section of our trip. From Sorrento we would do Murano/Burano, Pompeii or Herculaneum, maybe boat around Capri. We really only end up with one full day there, and two partial days.
Is that enough time to get a feel for the area and those locations? It's starting to feel kind of rushed. Should we head to Bologna or Cinque Terre instead of going down to Naples/Sorrento? We're pretty flexible at this point, just are flying into Venice and out of Rome. Thanks for any advice you can give.