|Subject: Re: Itinerary for Italy|
Keep in mind that January if in the middle of winter! I'm afraid that the pictures your mum saw of Tuscany was taken in an other season. Moreover in January you could find a snowing weather in Tuscany and on your way from Venice to Florence, are you awere about that ?
At the end, I agree with Frances about the half day trips to Milan and Verona on your way from Turin to Venice: it would be too much and you'll end to be in rush and don't see much. My advice is to skip Milan and focusing on Verona.
Ciao, Marco in Milan - Italy