|Subject: Re: Itinerary for Italy|
You asked about reasonably-priced accommodations in Venice. Perhaps this place would suit you: http://www.alcampaniel.com/
Planning an itinerary is much like packing - less is more! "Hit and run" is not the way to get the most from your trip.
You might find ideas for Paris and Italy in our travelogues. I'd skip Milan, as Marco suggested, and spend more time in Verona: http://www.thetravelzine.com/it_w2004_7.htm