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First timers travelling through Italy, Switzerland and France in Feb/March

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Hi, my wife and I are planning a trip to Switzerland. We're totally green! My wife is 51 and never been overseas, (we live in Australia), I'm 65 and have been to the UK and US a couple of times back in the 1980's, but never to Europe.
We've not yet booked anything, but are roughing out a plan, (and even that is quite exciting lol).
Into Rome from Singapore, we would like to see a little of the Tuscany region before traveling to Venice for a couple or 3 days. This is a must do, my wife makes lovely jewellery to sell at a local market, some of which originates around this region, and she would like to experience the area. May even be there for Valentines Day :) .
From there we are keen to experience one of the Alpine Express trains. At first it was the Glacier Express, but now we're thinking maybe the Bernina Express through St. Moritz to Zurich. From there we could spend maybe a week traveling through places like Zug, Lucerne, Grindelwald to Broc, (chocolate and cheese are a must also :) ).
From there we may visit villages and wine regions in France before flying out of Paris.
Travel would be almost exclusively by train, (and lots of walking) ,though I've been advised I could hire a car for the Italian leg.
The cities don't hold as much interest as the countryside, mountains, quaint villages, food and wine etc. All three star budget too, we're extending ourselves.
Any suggestions welcomed before we begin to book :) .
I can see now, the first suggestion will be you'll have trouble fitting all that into 4 weeks! lol.

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