We're going to Italy for 2 weeks in October for our honeymoon. We like to keep busy (but not on a set schedule) and are definitely not a couple that will be found relaxing at the spa all 14 days of our trip (maybe 1 or 2 when we need a break). We are very adventurous, love good food and good wine, locals and extremely interested in "off the beaten path." We speak a bit of Italian and are actually taking more classes to brush up. Here is what we were thinking (all tentative at this point) - if you have any hotel, restaurant, side trip, tour, things we "must do", etc. suggestions - it would be greatly appreciated. Please share your best secrets to Italy with us!
Day 1 - Arrive in Rome by 8:00 am / spend night (hotel/restaurant/bar suggestions?)
Day 2 - Leave Rome in late afternoon via train to Sorrento (anything we should know?)
Day 3 - Day 5 - Stay in Sorrento with day trips to Capri, Pompeii, Positano (hotel/restaurant/bar suggestions? Any day trips we are missing?)
Day 6 - Leave Sorrento in the AM via train headed to Florence (hotel/restaurant/bar suggestions?)
Day 7 - Day 10 Stay in Florence with day trips to Tuscany, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre (hotel/restaurant/vineyard suggestions?)
Day 11 - Leave for Venice (suggestions...)
Day 12 - Day 14- Stay in Venice / Flight out of Venice early on Day 14.