My husband are planning a trip to Italy next September. We are in the preliminary stages of planning. I'm wondering what will be a good location to stay. We intend to visit Florence on a day trip from this location and we would like easy accessibility for day trips to other villages/areas in Tuscany as well.
We dislike crowds and want to deal with the crowds only in those places where we absolutely have to, Florence and Rome. Is it possible to find a remote location with fabulous views and still be able to walk to an area with shops and restaurants as well as transportation?
It would be helpful to know what areas we could easily commute to from the suggested location as well.
Our entire trip will be 17 or 18 nights. At this time I am thinking Venice first for possibly two nights. Then on to Tuscany where we will visit Florence. Next up will be Rome and possibly the Amalfi coast.
Any recommendations for location and lodging will be appreciated.