My fiancee and I are heading to Italy in late April and would like some feedback on our itinerary. This will be her first time to Italy and my 3rd time. (but my first time to places other than Rome and Venice)
Here's our tentative plan:
Wed 4/15: Leave
Thu 4/16: Arrive Rome midday, bus to San Gimignano (arrive evening)
Fri 4/17: San Gimignano misc
Sat 4/18: Early bus to Florence, Uffizi or Accademia
Sun 4/19: Possibly a church service followed by the other museum
Mon 4/20: Leave early. Stop for a few hours each in Bologna and Padua, arrive Venice early evening.
Tue 4/21: Venice San Marco/Rialto
Wed 4/22: Venice Doges Palace, Murano or Burano
Thu 4/23: Venice Accademia, Lido, night train to Rome
Fri 4/24: Rome Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain
Sat 4/25: Rome Colosseum/Forum, Piazza Navona
Sun 4/26: Vatican (free admission at the museum)
Mon 4/27: Rome misc (possibly Vatican museum if it was too crowded Sunday or a day trip to Orvieto or Ostia)
Tue 4/28: Depart Rome early
Any thoughts? Is there something obvious that I'm forgetting in here? How would you rearrange this if you were doing the trip?
A few notes:
Flying into and out of Rome is already set ($500 from Milwaukee to Rome; $700+ for any other route. I like open jaw trips too, but...)
No rental car! Everything has to be on buses or trains.
Think that's it. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for your help!