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You may remember us - the family of four from New Zealand looking to spend 4-5 weeks in Europe next year. Mostly in Italy.
Since my last post (and taking on board the responses) I've gone away to think more on what we're trying to get from this tour. Walking the fine line between 'this could be our only time here so let's see everything' and 'taking our time and cruising.'
So where I've got to is this - advice still welcome - as much as I can get!
1. NZ to Paris (stopover somewhere) arriving mid June
2. Paris to Marseille on fast train
3. Pick up one of those Peurgot/Citroen lease deal cars for three weeks. Anyone with experience with these?
4. Drive to Genoa along Rivierra. Three overnight stops on way. Any tips on places to stay - probably staying in Saint Tropez and Monte Carlo will be prohibitive.
5. Drive to CT. Is North to South the best way to walk these villages? Will stay one night in a village.
6. Work out what to do with car. Can we take train back to where we left it? Will it still be there?
7. Drive into Tuscany and stay at a villa for four days. Day trips to Florence and surrounds.
8. Drive to Rome (or outskirts) - car probably not required. Spend three days there.
9. Drive to Cassino - see Monastery and war cemetery
10. Now the tricky part.
11. Debating whether we have time to carry on to Pompeii and Amalfi or head over to other side to see family in Ancona? Keen to have a look at Morcone and Pacentro on the way. Any advice on these towns and their accommodation?
12. Get to Venice. Spend a couple of days here.
13. Would love to show the kids that Bavarian castle that Ludwig built.
14. Head to Munich and fly out from there.

I recognize we could never do justice to each city and town we visit in terms of what we see and do but it would be cool to see three countries (Monaco and San Marino not included).
Standing by for incoming!
Really do appreciate your considered opinions.

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