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Italy foodie ideas/itinerary

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My daughter and I are planning our first trip to Italy and want to do a lot of food related activities such as food tours, cooking classes, etc. We do not have an interest in history or art or museums. Most interested in food, shopping, local culture and mingling with the locals and going to non tourist activities. We also want to visit places that will be different enough from each other in terms of scenery, culture, etc. I am almost 60 and she is 30. I don't want to feel rushed. My son thinks we really need to go to Amsterdam too. He thinks I would love the shopping there so I am trying to figure out a way to add Amsterdam to the itinerary.

I am wanting to know what you think of this itinerary:
We fly into London and stay 3 nights
Fly to Venice and stay 3 nights
Train to Cinque Terre and stay 2 nights
Train to Florence and stay 4 nights
-while in Florence take one full day tour into Tuscany- Siena, San G and Pisa (wine and food)
-another day take a food tour of Florence and the market and take a cooking class in the evening
- that leaves about one day in Florence with no plans
Train to Bologna and stay overnight and next day take an all day tour of cheese factory, balsamic factory and prosciutto factory. Stay overnight and leave for Paris the next day
Fly to Paris and stay 3 nights.

Do you think this gives us enough variety of places to see and things to experience? Does it seem rushed? Do you think we could just as well take a cooking class in Venice and cut a day or two off of Florence so we can go to Amsterdam? OR would it just be too rushed to add Amsterdam? I have never been to Europe before and might not ever go again so any help is greatly appreciated. Linda in Austin, TX

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