We are traveling next May on our first trip to Italy. 18 nights total.
3 nights Como
3 nights Florence
2 nights Orvieto
2 nights Naples
3 nights Positano
5 nights Rome
The flexibility I have is the 5 days in the Florence/Orvieto area. I originally thought Orvieto would be a good place to grab a small town experience on our way south. See the countryside and maybe some wine tastings in the area. After more research, i am leaning to spending all 5 nights in the Florence area.
I have options with the nights, and can stay completely in Florence. Then visit the countryside during the day. Was not planning to rent a car but not opposed to it. Or, we can continue with the 3 night Florence stay, and change the small town experience to Sienna, or another town more located in the Tuscany country side.
Maybe just over thinking the trip.
The rest of the itinerary is pretty set and I feel good about the schedule and the sites we want to see.