We plan to celebrate our 50th anniversary by spending 3 weeks in Italy. Flying into Milan on Sept. 25 and out of Rome on Oct. 16.
We already booked 2 nights in Milan at the Raffaello Hotel. We plan to travel mostly by train unless you recommend renting a car at some point. We plan to see the standard tourist sights as we have never been to Italy.
At which point do we stop in Pisa to see the Tower?
Do I have the cities in the best order?? Out of Milan should we go to Venice or Lake Como first or to Cinque Terre first and then to Venice?
At what point can we stop in Pompei ?
Is there anything I'm missing that's a "must see" or do?
Should we rent a car to tour Tuscany? We understand cars are more of a problem in the cities and will use trains/busses.
What's the best way to experience the Amalfi Coast? Should we drive it or go on a tour?
Anyone have any itinerary improvements or suggestions?
Can we realistically get hotel rooms between $85-$100 USD per night (with bathroom in room)? Any hotel recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you very much for your time and expert opinion.
Valerie & Bob