My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy in September. We will be coming from a family/village reunion in North Central Germany. We are thinking about taking a train heading South through the Alps and wonder if anyone has any information on that. While in Italy we would like to spend a day or two in Venice, then some time in the Tuscany region, then a day or two on the Mediterranean, we heard Santa Margarita is supposed to be a must see. Then back to an airport that can get us back to the USA. We are looking for any suggestions you have. We would like to find a guide in these places to show us the highlights and hopefully make some good suggestions as to what else we can do.