Subject: re: trip to Italy and Spain next September (was New member introduction)
Laurie,

What a wonderful trip you are planning - three generations together in Europe! I would recommend that you consider choosing places in Italy and Spain that you can use as a base. Perhaps rent a home and then make day trips from there. If you do choose to look into this option, check out http://www.untours.com/

I have no financial interest in this company, but I have friends who enthusiastically endorse them. They have properties in Umbria, Tuscany and Venice in Italy and in Andalusia in Spain. These are in culturally rich areas and are near (but not too near) the major cities. It sounds like Untours might fit the way you like to travel.

Regards, Mark Los Angeles, CA