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Italy 2015: making the internal plans

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Since my last post in July. I have been working on nailing down dates and accommodations for our spring 2015 trip to Italy. At this point airfare is booked and all lodgings are reserved!
Against some advice my husband and I have decided not to rent a car on this trip as we discussed in earlier threads. We still plan on doing the majority of our getting around via train, some bus, and a TON of walking.
Since the framework of or trip is now complete I am working on the internal plans. I am turning to you all for suggestions and tips on what to book now and what to wait on. My goal is to have some details planned out with a balance of free time for rest, laundry and just plain ol' exploring. I would like to book a few mini tours where necessary and would love recommendations.
Here is the "framework" of our trip and some key wish-list items for each place.

4 nights in Venice: Murano/Burano (tour?) St Marks Basillica and Square (tour for the basillica?)

4 nights in Riomaggiore: Hiking, exploring, and more hiking with a boat ride (tour?) to see the Cinque Terre from the water.

**We plan to stop in Pisa probably on the way from 5T to Firenze also we wouldn't be opposed to doing a little day trip from either Florence or Siena to see Pisa and more (tour?)

3 nights in Florence: Uffizi gallery, Santa Maria del Fiore, Accademia, palazzo Vecchio, piazzale Michelangelo. I definitely am thinking of a tour for some of this, recommend any?

3 nights in Siena: for this stretch I want to slow the pace back down. The hotel I booked is a little way away from the center... While I do want to see the piazza del campo I don't have much else planned here. We will be in Siena over a weekend before moving onto Rome. I would be open to renting bicycles, wine tasting, taking a tour of Tuscany, or just having a little down time to explore the city at our leisure.

5 nights in Rome: oh Rome... Of course... The Colloseum, Vatican City , the Vatican museum, The roman forum, Palantine Hill, the Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, and so much more. I think for us, a tour is a must for Rome... I have been looking at a couple and I am wanting to nail this down a head of time.

In addition to Pisa there are a couple other things on my wish-list that don't have a home... a soccer game (at this point I don't think the dates will line up to make this possible... We will be arriving in Rome one day too late. I plan to keep looking)
And one or more of the Hill Towns of Tuscany.

I am also trying to decide what I want to pre-plan as far as train travel goes. I am researching passes etc. I have followed a few threads on this topic and have been looking at the sites you all have recommended in the past. You have all helped me so much already! Thanks again!

I think that's all for now! Ciao!

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