Hi, I loved your trip report! We're going to the Med next August. It'll be my husband and I, 60 yo mother and 6 yo son. I had planned to book private tours in Italy, but your report made me feel a bit braver about doing it on my own. It's obviously significantly cheaper to do it like you did in Rome. But do you feel you knew or learned enough about the sights? I always enjoy tours because I like to learn the history of what I'm seeing. But the flexibility and freedom of exploring on my own also appeals to me. Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated! I'd also appreciate any advice on Naples and La Spezia. I'd like to do the Cinque Terre, while my husband really wants to see Pisa (he's a civil engineer). Thanks!