I'm planning to do a self drive next year through Italy for around 10-14 days. I've only been into Italy twice very briefly before to Rome and also to Florence/Pisa.
We are a group of four (a couple in their 20/30s and my parents in their 50s) so we want to try and appeal to everyone. We are all fairly active, all foodies, all love stunning scenery and beaches.
We want to see as much as possible without rushing, but I havent got a clue where to start. I'm keen to include some of the major cities like Rome/Florence if possible as my partner hasnt been to Italy before (thinking of saving Venice for a trip on its own).
Accommodation wise we love characterful guest houses or boutique properties. I also like the idea of stopping on a vineyard in Tuscany etc to appease my need for good food and wine!
Has anyone got any suggestions on the route, suggested stops, suggested accommodations, sights not to miss etc?
Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks!