Our family is considering going back to Italy late Christmas Day and returning January 3rd. Our plan is spend two days in Rome, then take the train to Florence, and surrounding areas, for four or five days before going back to Rome for the flight home.
My concerns are with places being closed during that week, large holiday crowds and lines, etc. The weather doesn't really concern us that much.
Any advice from our experts that you could share? Also, my great grandfather came from the village of Pacentro, which I would like to visit eventually. Has anyone been there before?