We flying into & are planing to stay in Bologna about 5 nights & from there also explore some of the surrounding towns by public transportation. Suggestions as 1st time in Bologna?
We are trying to decide on a base (5-6 days) to explore Tuscany. We thought that Florence may be easier for public transportation to possibleTuscan towns such as Volterra, Cortona, Siena , Montalcino, Montepulciano, Arezzo by bus or train). (We have previously stayed in Florence for a week and already visited San Giminagno, Montecatini). What about Siena as a base?
Then Rome for 3-4 days (been there before). Any suggested side trips? What abour Orvietto (Umbria)?