Subject: Itinerary recs for 7 day drive from Rome to Milan?
I'm 38 traveling with my 67 year old, non-athletic mother for a week in April/May. We're starting in Rome, renting a car and wending our way to Milan a week later. Any must sees or best bet itineraries along the way? Any cute (two starish) small budget hotels/b&bs to recommend. Off the beaten path is fine as long as there's not too much walking for her.

Plan to spend 2 nights in Rome, 2 in Florence. The in-betweens is what I'm most interested in.

Thanks a bunch!