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Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help

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Greetings

First time travel to Italy Dec 16-26. Flying in and out of Rome.
Dad traveling with my two teens, 16 boy/14 girl. We enjoy fast paced
vacations, walking, museums, architecture, shopping, restaurants, culture, sightseeing, etc.

Would like to spend at least 4 days in Rome. Would also like to see
Florence/Siena and Venice.

Tentative itinerary:

12/17 3:20pm arrive in Rome/Train to Florence
12/18 Florence
12/19 Siena day trip/Train to Venice
12/20 Venice
12/21 Train to Rome
12/22 Rome
12/23 Rome/Ostia Antica
12/24 Rome/Vatican
12/25 Rome
12/26 Depart Rome at 3:40pm

Willing to leave off something if it is too ambitious.

Questions:
-How much time should be allocated to Vatican and Ostia Antica?
-Is Ostia Antica worthwhile given time constraints?
-Could a day trip to Amalfi replace Ostia Antica?
-Is a day trip to Siena worthwhile at the expense of another full day in Venice?
-Open to starting off in Venice is that makes more sense. Just figured we'd get to
enjoy some of the evening of 12/17 by staying in Florence first.

-Most important question is whether Venice or Florence/Siena should be scratched all together?
I understand weather in Venice could be the least favorable.

-Also would appreciate any suggestions on accommodations in these places.
Budget is flexible.

Thanks in advance!

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