We will be visiting Italy for the second time and are trying to structure an itinerary.
The first time we ticked lots of the big boxes in just over 2 weeks: Rome, Florence, Siena/San Gimignano, Pisa, Venice, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii. We also had 1 night in each Como and Milan mainly for a football game, and a quick trip down to Calabria to see family.
This time round we will be travelling with a 3 year old, so wont be travelling quite as 'fast' and are thinking it will suit him better if we base ourselves in a number of locations that are suitable for day trips.
I was thinking about 5 nights in Bologna, which gives us the option of day trips to places like Modena, Parma, Verona and others, revisiting Milan and Como/Bellagio area for longer this time - perhaps 6 nights combined, and 4 nights based in Turin. We will also spend another 5 nights in the south visiting family again.
Does this approach sound reasonable? Is there any region that should be more worthy of our attention?
In general, we like to experience, culture, vibe and food, and prefer cities. We also have to remember to include activities that our 3 year old will enjoy.