My wife and I recently returned from a trip to the British Isles. Apart from our time on the Isle of Skye - nearly everywhere worth seeing seemed so crowded. Coming from an area of very small population - this was at times a bit ordinary. Thus, I would rather put up with ordinary weather than spend half a day in a queue. I have never been to Italy so please pardon any ignorance. Basically we will be there for a month and will no doubt see the most usual sights and I hope spend some time in the countryside.