We did one large suitcase each (<40LBS---so you have 10 lb leeway for little stuff). And each had a small carry-on. In Orvieto, the Ceramics are fabulous...Giacomini is the place to go! Ask your guides...they will know. "Mama" has artists that design and hand-paint and they are gorgeous. The shipping is absolutely fantastic. In Murano, we had a glass Duck shipped from Marco Polo. Their shipping was also perfect. No need to worry. You are going to have a Magical Trip! ABD does it very well!