My original itinerary for 16 nights in Italy, this September, reads as below:
Tuscany – 5 Nights (in Montepulciano, driving to Pienza, Montalcino, San G, Siena, Chianti Region etc)
Rome – 6 Nights (side trip undecided)
We are young, but slow travellers. We holiday once a year and do not like to rush around & wind up exhausted, under-slept, ticking sights off a must-be-done list. We also the ‘slowly savouring’ sort, who enjoy / pay attention to detail, so to speak. Or perhaps, we are just inherently lazy! ; )
But I am constantly second guessing myself! Is this itinerary way too relaxed for a first trip? It is, ofcourse, lovely to fantasize about future trips, but we have much of the world left to see : ) I would love to add Cinque, which my partner is also quite enamoured with. I have left Florence out intentionally, the more I researched it, the more I felt that anything less than 5 or 6 nights here would be sacrilege! Yes, I have this flair for the dramatic! : )
My question, primarily to Italy Vets, is this... Is my itinerary far too relaxed? If you were to design the perfect 16 nights in Italy, how would you do it?