My husband and I are planning on going to Dubrovnik in Sept for 6 days and would like to start with a few days in Italy. I would fly first to Italy (from Washington DC) and then fly to Dubrovnik from there. Any suggestions on where to go in Italy that is an easy and quick flight to Dubrovnik? Also are there regional discount airlines I should look into? I have been to Florence, Venice, Rome and Capri in Italy and would love to try somewhere new. If not Italy, do you have another suggestion for an easy flight to Dubrovnik afterward?