My roommate's family purchased a trip to Tuscany for a week in the summer for 8, and lucky me, I get to tag along. I've never been out of the country, so for me this is a big deal. I'm in charge of finding airfare for myself and thought "why not just stay an extra week or so?"
I would love to travel to Venice or Rome from Tuscany. I have been looking into transportation and accommodations. I am really just looking for any advice from someone familiar with travel in Italy. I am on a starving student budget and will be traveling alone- hopefully with enough knowledge of Italian for basic communication at the time. Any suggestions on places to go, where to stay or how to get around would be much appreciated!