Having never been to Italy, I'd like the opinion of those who are exerienced in this area- N. Italy. Below is the itinerary that we are considering. First, about us 2 active 64 yrs olds. We appreciate good food and good wine but don't base trips around that and prefer small, local eateries. We like exploring new cultures, art, architecture, time in cities, villages & the countryside. We'll be traveling mostly by car (we are familiar with narrow winding roads, manual transmission....)
Venice: 2 nights. Arriving the afternoon of 9/9 and leaving 9/11. Train to Bologna.
Bologna (area) for 3-4 nights as a base for exploring- Bologna, Ravenna, Parma....(14th /15th)
Pickup rental car in AM, drive to Verona & explore for a few hours, then onto Orisei.
Orisei (and surrounding area)3 nights (leave on the 18th?)
Bolazano to see the ice man, continuing on to Lake Como
Lake Como (and as a base for Lake Maggiore) 18th-21st or 22nd. Returning the car in Milan. I figure we'll explore Milan for most of a day then we will take a 7:50pm flight to Vienna to see our son!!
Thoughts, suggestions? Thanks!