Our trip was 10 days in 3 regions of Italy. We flew into Rome, immediately went into Tuscany, spent 3 days touring little towns, a day in Florence with a spirited, fun tour guide. We did one activity a day, and then lounged around the villa pool. The villa/resort was a former small town surrounded by vineyards. I do now understand what it means to be 'Under the Tuscan' sun. It was perfect way to ease out of jet lag.
Onto the Amalfi region. We stayed in Sorrento, our hotel on the cliff overlooking the sea. We looked up (way up) from the sea and saw our room was the BEST room in the hotel. Our travel agency said they got us a' free upgrade' for our room, and it was the best room. 15' ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and balconies. Sunning and shopping was the goal. We spent one day on our own boat to Capri, and that is money well spent. Especially when you have kids and it is hot.