I have booked flights for my mom (75) and myself (45) to Italy for late February into early March. We fly into Venice arriving 2/23 and out of Rome 3/7. We will be relying on trains, and will not have a car.
I'm thinking of splitting our time as follows:
3 nights in Venice- Doge's Palace, St. Marks and Accademia, and I would like to see San Francesco del Deserto. Train to Florence.
4 nights in Florence- Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, churches. I would also like to do some shopping and was thinking about hiring a guide for a tour to Siena and some smaller villages. Train to Rome.
6 nights in Rome- Colosseum/Forum, St. Peter's, Vatican Museum, Borghese Gallery, more churches. Considering a day trip to either Ostia Antica or Pompeii.
Am I splitting the time between the 3 cities ok given what we want to see? I prefer early Christian churches. I'm planning to try to stay as central as possible to reduce the amount of walking my mom has to do at least a little.