My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy in the fall of 2015. Would the end of August or early September be better. We have been told the many businesses are closed in August as it is local custom to vacation in August. Proposed itinerary is 3-4 days in Rome, 7 days in Tuscany, 2-3 days in Venice and maybe a couple days in Croatia. We will pick up a rental car when we leave Rome and drop it off in Venice. Are seriously considering Agritourismo Moltalbino for our base while in Tuscany.