Both of the guidebooks I've looked at suggest starting in Milan and traveling through Verona and Dolomites to get to Venice, then swing down to Florence. I won't be seeing Florence or Tuscany, so I was wondering if there were any particular reasons why I shouldn't go from Venice to Milan.
My total trip length for Northern Italy is about 10-15 days (haven't solidified my schedule yet) and I plan to begin the trip in mid-October. I thought if I started in Venice, I would have a better chance of avoiding acqua alta (floods) as I have read they happen most often in November and December -- as opposed to having it start at the end of the trip, which would be into November or late October. However, I don't know if the reason why the guidebooks suggest doing so is because it is cheaper to fly into Milan instead.
My next destination from Italy is the Czech Republic.