Subject: planning a trip to Italy
Hi Ziners- I have a question for you experienced travelers to Italy. My husband and I are going to Italy in mid September for 17 days; flying into Venice and out of Rome. This is our first trip. We would like to see Venice, Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Umbria. My problem is how many days should we spend in each spot? We want to have a varied experience combining history, art, culture and food (especially food). I have booked three days in Venice at the Hotel Riva and I want to stay at the Hotel delle Muse in Rome. I'm not sure how many days or where in Tuscany and Umbria; maybe an agriturismo. We will rent a car to see Tuscany and Umbria. This list has so many wonderful suggestions!! My only problem is limiting the choices. Thanks.

Pat in Mississippi