My husband and I are taking a belated honeymoon in Italy during the first two weeks of October. We would like to fly into Rome and work our way north, toward Venice. Our very early itinerary is below, but it is rough and we could use some help.
I have been to Europe several times, and really like to discover off-the-beaten path places, whereas my husband has never been out of the country. He's looking to me to plan since I've traveled so often, so I am trying to plan something that compromises between the two so we can explore, but he can still take in the sights of places such as Rome. It is a first trip to Italy for me.
I'd appreciate any advice about what places to add, what to cut (i.e. Cinque Terre--is it worth it anymore?), if I've allowed enough time in each area, and any other suggestions. Thanks so much in advance!
Fly into Rome
Rome (2-3 days)
Drive or train from Rome to Florence
Florence (2 days)
Several days exploring Tuscany via car (how many days should we allow?)
Venice (3 days)
If we have time, it would be great to spend a day or two in Verona or Padua as well. Any thoughts on those?
Thank you for your help!!!