I will be going to to Florence, Italy in July for a study abroad trip but decided to go a month early so I could explore a bit and do a little backpacking. I was looking into maybe hiking in the Dolomites in Northern Italy but this is all a first for me. Any tips on where I can get more info or help planning this trip would be great. I have been invited to stay with a friend in Rome or Pisa when I first arrive so I wont be jumping right off the plane and into the wild. It will give me some time if need be to find my bearings.