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Italy itinerary questions

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Dear Fodors Folk, I have been reading Italy posts avidly for ideas to sculpt an Italian itinerary for self and partner. I've been so inspired by the intelligent responses I've read, I thought I would put my own questions to the throng, to wit -
We fly to Blogna from Paris (it's a rough life for us Aussies) with the following stages committed to:
Bologna 4 nights (with day trips and copious foodiness indulgence)
Venice 3 nights

We fly out of Naples in late July (date fixed, but thought I should not go blurthing specifics online) but between Venice and Naples, there are 14 nights to fill with food, frescoes and frivolity.
In my backpacker days I would have decided the night before, but as the two of us are not living the hosteling life anymore, we wish to have basics like accommodation and a few train trips booked.
So, questions:
- proceed from Venice straight to Rome?
- How many nights in Rome?
- Eastern coastal places worth a visit?
- agriturismo without a car, feasible? Is a 2 night Farmstay a good notion?
- is it about 3 nights in Naples plus a side trips to Pompei/Paestum the bare minimum?
- is there a train-able town between Rome and Naples that you love and would recommend?
- is there a trainable town in the Tuscany or Emelia-Romana regions that you love and declare as unmissable?
- interested in northern towns like Parma although for the cheese not the ham as I am (slightly) kosher. Is it worth a visit despite hamless intentions?

Your comments and advice are gratefully received. Your generosity with ideas will have a certain sway so feel free to influence me! Please note, I myself have seen Italy previously: Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena, San G, Rome. This time round the idea was to get a little further south, but sadly no time/stretch to include Sicilia. As chief itinerary sculptor, I am steering us away from Siena/San G, but if there is an interesting village or town relatively accessible by train/bus in Tuscany, feel free to advise. Also intrigued b the idea of Salerno to get some coastal action without the tourism mosh pit (crazy crowds).

Our travel interests include: wine, food, historical sights, architecture, people-watching, scenery, nature, cities, piazzas, art, music. Although drawn to the usual and rewarding tourist sites, the touristy tatt is not for us. Anti-kitsch here, willing to go a little grungy to keep it local. With this in mind, thanks in anticipation for your comments and suggestins.
Ciao a presto, Mitzi G

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