AItaly: Should I stay in Venice or visit Lecco and other surrounding cities?
Completely worth it staying in Venice or Lido di Venezia (beach town 15 min ferry ride from Venice) for 2 - 3 days. Beautiful sites, lots of hidden gems, worthwhile experience.
ASan Francisco: How much time does it take to get from SF to Sacramento?
Driving is the best option. Without traffic takes 70 - 80 minutes. Buffer an additional 30 - 45 minutes for traffic, leaving around 3:45p is a safe bet.