We will be doing 2 weeks in September, flying into Venice and out of Rome. Just 2 of us, no kids. Our first trip to Italy.
Day 1 - Fly to Venice
Days 2 - 5 Venice
Days 5 - 9 Florence
Days 9 - 13 ???
Days 13 - 14 Rome
Day 15 - Fly home from Rome
We are looking for suggestions as a good home-base in-between Florence and Rome. We are hoping to do spend a day in different small towns in Umbria each day (days 9 - 12). That list is yet to be determined (Assisi, Bevagna, Foligno, Gubbio, Montefalco & Spello have been suggested) but will depend on where we set up camp and available transportation. We are very much foodies and into wine, art, culture and architecture. We have little interest in the big "tourist" type focal points and want to take our time. We will be traveling light by train and bus (no car).
We have been leaning towards using Spoleto as our home-base due to its medium size, bus and rail access, but I am very interested in hearing others suggestions. I know this is subjective but where did you all spend the most time in Umbria and what places did you enjoy the most?
I appreciate any input you all might have.