My husband has never been to Italy before, and we don't want to try to pack too much in. That said, we have to fly in the week before Easter and fly out the Tuesday after (because of our kids' spring break week).
We figured we'd spend 4 days in Rome, and the remaining time in one other place - leaning toward Venice for the romance of it, but willing to take suggestions! And on the other hand, I'm assuming that any city in Italy is going to be a crowded mess over Easter weekend; not precisely romantic.
Would you do Rome first, and head to Venice on Good Friday to spend a few days? Or would you do Venice first and head back to Rome for the Easter holiday crowds?
Edited to add: not bringing the kids - just the two of us. Arriving in Rome, morning of 4/16, and flying out morning of 4/23.