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ITALY IN 6 WEEKS

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My husband & I (in our 60s) will visit Europe for the first time & spend 6 weeks in Italy. Arrive Rome Dec. 31, 2013 - depart Milan Feb. 14, 2014. My original itinerary was ambitious and fast paced. And then sanity set in. I have had to cut many places as I became exhausted just thinking about that level of travel. So now I will be in Rome (14 nights); Orvieto (4);Perugia(4); Florence (7); Verona(4);Venice(8) - To Milan for 2 nights to see The Last Supper and fly to Luxembourg to visit my son & family.

The decision was to stay put, slow down, see the beauty of art & architecture, meet people and have time just to relax, cook a meal in a rental apartment and enjoy.

I have just cut 2 nights in Ravenna because it was just too much for us. So the question is where to put those 2 nights. Perhaps 1 in Orvieto because it seems like a good place to wander and day trip to Civita de Bagnoregio. Perhaps the other in Florence so we can take day trips to Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Fiesole and still have time to see Florence and take it easy. The hundreds of reviews I read go from loving to hating the same place. I am hoping 8 nights in Venice is not too much time, but it is difficult to know when you have never been.

Any thoughts from the experts would be greatly appreciated.

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