My wife is planning a hectic vacation throughout Italy's four major cities in less than two weeks. Flying into Venice and out of Rome and staying in Florence and Milan along the way. This seems to really limit our experience in each city. I've voiced my concern and have now been tasked with coming up with my own itinerary.
I definitely want be a nerdy tourist in Rome for a good amount of time. My wife wants some beach and relaxation after being a tourist for a few days. It would be great to take a regional train somewhere "beachy," maybe in a little Italian town with good food/wine to really get the feel of Italian living.
Anybody have a nice vacation plan in mind that would work for us? Rome tourism followed by relaxation. No driving our own car and flying to and from Rome I think, too.
Thanks so much for any help.