10 days in October, just the 2 of us this time.
The original plan was to fly to Torino, stay a few nights, drive to Alba/Asti for a few days for the truffle festival and make our way to Parma and Bologna. But now I'm reconsidering because a) No direct flights to Torino (not a show stopper) and B) the festival is only on weekends (we want to leave on a Friday, sort of weekend to weekend). Here's the new rough itinerary. Got nothing reserved but ideas
Arrive to Milan (Malpensa), Rent a car
Asti - 3 nights (perhaps include a day trip to Torino)
Spend 2 nights somewhere along the coast perhaps...
Genoa - 1, Cinque Terre or Portovenere - 1
Parma - 2 nights. Drop car
Bologna - 3 nights (include day trip to Ravenna perhaps)
Fly home from Bologna
What do you think? Any other suggestions? We could forgo the coast if needed, but wife wants to see CT (we havent been). So perhaps "Happy wife, happy Ziggy" but if I'm overlooking something else along the route please share.