After 2-1/2 weeks in Rome my husband and I will be taking the train north and would like to visit the areas of Bologna, Cinque Terre, Lucca. I would like ideas on whether it is doable, where to go first, best way to get there, where to stay, how long to stay in each place and the best things to do. I would like to take at least one cooking class for the day. We are both in our late 60's and will rent a car only when needed. We will then go back to Rome for the night to catch our flight home. I know this a lot of info, but would appreciate all suggestions, even if its for one area. Many thanks.