I did some research based on what you guys suggested here. I am dropping Monaco and time in Milan for additional time in Florence and Sienna. I have to admit I did not know anything about Florence, and I love what I am reading about it. Thinking of Florence as a base for 3 nights. We probably have a full day there - Accademia, Uffizzi, duomo; and a day trip to Sienna on SR222 through the Chianti.
As far as Venice goes, we just want to get in, park the car, take the Water taxi to Venice, stroll around St. Mark's square, basilica, do the gondola. Anything else is a bonus. So, we don't want to spend more than a day there.
Thanks for helping me "find" Florence. I can now see why there are passionate recommendations about Florence.
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