I am trying to plan a trip to Italy, end of July, beginning of August. Our party includes a 14 year old buy who is interested in Knights, weapons and midieval times....his grandma, who is awesome and energetice but also suffers from Asthma, and me (Mom). We looked at organized tours and did not like any of them because each had something missing and some unwanted extras. We are good at planning our own trips, however do not have unlimited time and need to keep a budget. So we would like to try and combine some tours with independent travel.
My son doesn't care much for amusement parks, however some "cool" museums would definitely work for us. Favorite spots would have to be Rome, Florence and Venice, and if possible to squeeze in Piza or Verona - great, but not a must.
Could the experts give us some advice regarding:
1. Recommeded companies for organized tours (local) - day trips.
2. Best method of transportation between cities without to much of a hassle to buy tickets, quews, etc
3. Is there an "All around" pass you can buy for travel and entry to attractions?
4. Any other important details...
Thank you so much !!!