Just back and NOW I can say I have experienced a real Italian city!!
Trip report will have to wait a while as I fell and injured my left hand so typing is difficult at the moment. I am eager to write more but for now I will just say that from the food to the cultural sites to the scenes from normal everyday life(boys playing soccer,children walking home from school etc.) I LOVED every minute of my stay!!
Thanks to all for info that helped make it a good trip!