In advance, THANK YOU for any suggestions you offer!
My husband & I have been to Europe a few times before kids, but haven't been in almost 15 yrs.
Our boys are 11 & 13, and haven't traveled outside the US. We live outside San Francisco. We are planning 14-16 days European trip in late Aug/early Sept 2020.
Thinking London (4 nights) -----> TGV to Paris (4 nights) -----> ??? (2 nights) -----> Venice (2 nights) -----> Rome (3 nights) -----> San Francisco
Both the boys love exotic cars, so we plan to visit the ferrari & lambroghini tours outside Bologna when we are in Venice. Other than that, we mostly plan to visit the highlights. But....hoping our ???? time could be spent in a smaller town for small-town charm experience?
Would appreciate others' thoughts on our itinerary. Also, with this itinerary, which parts of the trip should be use a train vs renting a car? When my husband & I traveled previously to Europe, we've done a combo of train/car rental, but not sure what makes the most sense for this trip?
Again, thank you for any suggestions for "tweeking" this itinerary, or for different ideas, for ideas for ????? location, and transportation suggestions along our trip!