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Which itinerary is best?

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It looks like I'll be going to Italy for 2 weeks in early May :) We haven't bought any tickets yet, as it's still early and we need to book our vacation with the job, etc. But it's happening :) So far we might be around 5 people...

We are interested in sightseeing, visiting italy, seeing its beauty, relaxing and just enjoying the country. Assuming we have 14 nights, what would be a better itinerary:

3 nights in Venice
3 nights in Florence
4 nights in Sorrento
4 nights in Rome

or

4 nights in Venice
4 nights in Florence
6 nights in Rome

For me, the must-see things are Venice and Rome, I think it would be a shame to go all the way to Italy (from Canada) and not see those 2 iconic cities. As for Sorrento, based on my research it might be a good base to explore the Amalfi Coast and one or two of its towns (like Positano) which look really nice.

And Florence, well it's conveniently between Venice and Rome, and it's a beautiful tourist attraction full of great art. Also from Florence, there seem to be a few nice little towns and maybe we can visit one of them on a day trip to get another taste of Tuscany (like Siena.or San Gimignano).

If I have to eliminate one of the two, should I favor Sorrento/Amalfi coast or Florence/Tuscany? The goal is simply sightseeing and creating a different taste from Venice & Rome.

It would be nice that the trip is a mixture of everything (history, big cities, a little bit of nature like the mountains, seeing the sea, etc.). I know that 2 weeks isn't a lot, and 2 of the travellers are a (fit) couple in their late 60's so I don't want the trip to be to hectic with a lot of packing and unpacking and moving from one hotel/b&b to another, so if anyone has better itineraries for me I'd be very thankful.

The goal would be to get a taste of some variety, to include at least Venice & Rome, and also to have the less "bases" possible. Ideally it would have been great to have 1 base city for the 2 weeks and see everything else in day trips but I know that's impossible. lol

Thanks for reading and I can't wait to read your suggestions and advice.

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