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Italy itinerary - Are we crazy not to include Rome?

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My husband and I are thinking about a trip to Italy next Spring- mid to late-April to early May. When I was in HS almost 40 years ago, I went on a 5 week multi-city European trip. The Italian part of the trip, was Venice for two nights, Florence for two nights, and Rome for a week with a day-trip to Capri. The city that I loved the most, in all the places we visited, was Florence. So, that being said, am I crazy to plan a trip with an itinerary that would be 2 nights in Venice and then a week in Florence, leaving out Rome entirely? I was thinking we could plan day trips from Florence: a day to Cinque Terre, a day to Sienna, etc.
Although I feel that everyone should see Saint Peter's if they get the chance,my husband is more interested in Art than history and doesn't seem to care that he would miss it. We also really enjoy hiking and my husband is a (leisure, not hardcore) cyclist.
So questions: Is a week in Florence overkill? Is the weather in April/early May going to be too chilly to enjoy hiking or biking? Although I enjoyed Rome, I didn't love it--but maybe that could have just been that I was only 16 at the time! I know there is a lot of art in Rome too. But my husband was the one who suggested Venice/Florence rather than Rome/Florence as I was thinking.
Thoughts?

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