I imagine you can find amazing food anywhere in Italy. My dream is to find smaller towns/villages that we can enjoy Italian culture for a few days a days at a time, without spending a fortune. Likely we will have a car to facilitate this. Wine touring is a must in this area too. We will be there in April 2012, flying in and out of Rome and having 2 full weeks. I don't even know where to start! A guide book (for off the beaten path) recommendation would be appreciated. We are not interested in the big city tourist attractions at all. There is a good chance we will be visiting some vineyards up in Verona. Driving up to 5 hours in a day, is not unreasonable to us.