I am looking to spend a week in Italy with my boyfriend in late may/early june. I have visited Rome, Venice, Florence etc before so they aren’t must see’s on this trip. We have both decided we would love to see Bologna as it is a little less touristy and has great food. However, we are having trouble revising an itinerary around this! We are unsure whether to just book a return to Bologna and figure plans later, or to do into bologna and out of somewhere else?
I was thinking to head north to Verona and somewhere else up that way, or we could go south and visit Florence on our way down. I am unsure how many places to aim to see in a week, as we don’t usually take 1 week vacations so it is very hard to not overplan! We are planning to use the train move around, we don’t want to drive as it will push costs up and this is our second holiday of the year so we do have to budget, although I am unsure on budget yet!
I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on itineraries that take in Bologna in a week – we are interested in food, markets, some shopping, culture but not so much history/art/museums. We like to be independent and not take tours, and we are happy in big cities, small towns or countryside.
Thanks for your help!