My husband and I fly in to Rome on Friday the 12th (October) at 10:00 AM and depart Venice on Monday the 22nd at 7:45 AM. We are planning on staying a couple of days in Rome and then renting a car and making our way to Venice. Where should we stop along the way?? We want to see as much history and countryside as possible!! How many days should we allot for Venice? Also, how much is gas usually at this time of year? We live in So. Cal. so are used to exorbitant gas prices, although I am sure they are nothing compared to Europe.