I am taking my mom for her first trip to Italy May 2015. So far our itinerary is Rome 7 days/8 nights and 5 days/6 nights in Venice. She really wants to see the Pope and Venice. There is so much to see and do in Rome but I would like to give Venice as much time as I can so we can be leisurely. The problem is my itinerary means we take the train on May 10 from Rome to Venice- which is Mother's Day and her birthday. I don't want her to spend such a special day on a 4 hour train ride but then again the whole trip is a gift for her birthday. I have asked her what she would like to do and she very graciously says "I will go where you go."
To the moms out there, should I spend an extra day in Rome and shave off a day in Venice? I have been to both and I just want to make her happy. And yes . . . I know this is a good problem to have :)