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2-week Italy Itinerary - Suggestions Needed

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I know that there are a million threads regarding itineraries here, but I'm hoping that the experts don't mind weighing in on one more!

My husband and I (in our 30s) are planning to take a 2-week trip to Italy in April or May 2013. We are planning for 14 nights on the ground. We have traveled quite a bit, but my husband has never been to Italy. I briefly visited Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Cinque Terre in college, but am happy to repeat the big sights with my husband along this time. We want to see the major sights, but also are focused on food, even moreso than our secondary love of wine. We want a mix of cities and country, and would probably enjoy renting a car for a portion of the trip because we really enjoyed the countryside drives we did when visiting Spain. I like sights like the Colosseum more than art/museums, but don't want to miss the headlining art either. It's a priority to just enjoy the feel of being in Italy, walking the streets, sipping coffee in a cafe, taking it all in.

With that in mind, here is what I'm thinking, along with a few details I'm trying to work out in my head. If possible, we'll purchase open jaw tickets arriving in Venice and departing from Rome.

3 nights Venice

Then rent a car? (Or can I use trains based on my wants below?)

3 nights Bologna/Parma/towns nearby (not sure where I would choose accommodations, your thoughts?) - I want to focus on food tours, cooking class, eating in amazing restaurants, maybe the Ferrari/Lambo museum for my husband. There's a small chance that I will plagiarize much of the Bologna portion of LCI's trip as reported here:
http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/lowcountryislander-mom-go-back-to-italya-bologna-rome-trip-report.cfm

Day trip to Florence (just to swing by the Uffizi and Duomo, most likely - is this doable?)

on the way to (still driving rental car)

3 nights Umbria or Tuscany, just relaxing and visiting hill towns

Drop off car in Orvieto, Rome 5 nights (possible daytrip to Pompeii or Ostia Antica)

What do you think? I'm not sure that the Bologna/Florence/Umbria section makes sense. Should I take a day from Rome and put it somewhere else (particularly if I don't take a daytrip from there)? Any other suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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