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Help us plan our first trip to Italy

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We are planning to go to Italy for about three weeks in September 2015. We have traveled extensively in Asia, less extensively in Europe.

We love art and architecture and good food and wine. We prefer to settle in somewhere for a while, no one night stays, no stays of fewer than three nights. We will want a week in Rome, some time in Venice and some time in Florence/Lucca/Sienna. Lots of other places sound great, but may have to wait until next trip, places like Bologna, Verona, Naples and such. What do you think - are we choosing the "right" places for us?

We have a million Marriott points to burn, and there look to be great options in Rome, two hotels in Venice, and a resort in Tuscany. We won't always be staying in Marriotts, but where it makes sense to use Marriott points for a free stay, we would like to do so.

We would like to fly into Rome - out of where? Venice? Florence? What makes the most sense in terms of transportation? I'm assuming we would take trains from city to city, and might rent a car for a couple of days while in Tuscany.

Any comments (especially on locations) on these Marriott properties will be appreciated:

In Tuscany: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lcvbr-renaissance-tuscany-il-ciocco-resort-and-spa/

in Rome: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/romex-boscolo-exedra-roma-autograph-collection/
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/romak-boscolo-palace-roma-autograph-collection/
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/romdt-rome-marriott-grand-hotel-flora/

In Venice: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vceak-boscolo-venezia-autograph-collection/
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Isola delle Rose, Laguna di San Marco Venice, Italy (no website for the hotel yet, it is to open in March, 2015)

Many thanks for all of your assistance.

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