My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Italy. We have never been before so we do have a few questions. We will be going in mid august for a little over a week. I know a week isn't very much time to see and do everything we want, but we were hoping it was possible to hop around a bit. We really would love to see Venice, Rome, and the Amalfi coast/Naples area. We were thinking of staying in the Tuscany Region for about 3-4 days, and then making our way down to the Amalfi coast for the rest of the time.
1) Do most hotels in Italy offer tours or excursions, or things we can have the hotel book for us? We were hoping it was possible to do a day trip to Rome and a day trip to Venice while staying in Tuscany. We would like to do it with a tour company. Can anyone recommend any hotels while we stay in Tuscany?
2) What would be our best bet to get to the Amalfi Coast from Tuscany? I've heard mixed reviews about driving vs. taking the train etc. We would just like to do whatever is easiest and makes the most sense.
3) We really want the last part of our trip to be a wind down, we're hoping to stay somewhere with a more beach resort feel where we don't really have to leave if we don't have to. We just want to relax and take in the beauty. Does anyone have any suggestions of places to stay like this?
Also, any places that offer free transfers from hotel to airports would be awesome. We did find a few hotels we're scoping out, but if anyone has any other suggestions, tips, or input that would be great! We're fairly new at traveling overseas and have only been to a couple places in Europe, so I apologize if these questions seem silly. We just want to make the most of our trip!