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Planning 8 days in Italy (Rome, Tuscany) with two kids

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My husband and I along with our 10 and 12 year old kids will be heading to Italy in March 2014. The kids are very well traveled. But my daughter has severe ADHD and anxiety so we are trying to not overplan and want to minimize moving hotels. We totally realize that especially in Rome that we aren't going to see everything and that's not our plan. I toyed with weather or not to do an extra night in Rome (taking one from Tuscany), so that is negotiable. I was thinking that the pace of Tuscany might be easier on my daughter than Rome. I also purposedly left out Venice because we just don't have time.

Right now I'm trying to get a base plan of where we will go and then fill what we will do each day. With my daughter, I prefer the list method, where we only book the essential things ahead of time and then have a list each day of things we can do depending on how things are going and what everyone is up for. The goal is not to see everything, but have a good time at the things we do see.

After we leave Italy, we are going to take the train out of Milan to spend a few days in Paris before heading home to NC.

Here is what I am thinking:

March 17 - Land in Rome midday, overnight Rome

18 - Overnight Rome

19 - Overnight Tuscany

20 Overnight Tuscany

21 Daytrip to Florence, Overnight Tuscany (we could do this another day if it makes more sense. I wanted to give some relaxing on each side of this trip)

22 Overnight Tuscany

23 Travel to Milan - overnight Milan (or if there is a nice town right outside where we can easily get to Milan for the train in the morning). However, staying in Milan might be nice because my hubby and I would love to see the Last Supper.

24 - Leave on train for Paris

What are you thoughts and changes? Where would be a good place to base ourselves out of in Tuscany? We will have a car in Tuscany. I was thinking of Montepulcino, but wasn't sure if I should do Siena or someplace closer to Florence.

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