My husband and I are planning on visiting Italy for the first time in April 2015 for about 8 nights. We have decided to focus on Rome and save northern Italy for another time. With that being said, we are still open to taking a day trip to either Florence, Amalfi Coast or Pompeii. Any suggestions? Are two day trips maybe reasonable? At first we thought about Venice, Florence and Rome... but we don't to rush and we would like to enjoy Rome and soak it all in.
Should we not even take a side trip??