We are planning a week in the Emilia-Romagna area this September and, as we are in the autumn of our lives (!) would prefer to settle in one hotel for the 7 nights and do the other towns by public transport as day trips. We will visit Bologna and possibly Rimini, Ravenna and Modena (and car museums) and are leaning towards staying in Ferrara. We would love to find a place with piazzas with coffee shops where we can chill and people watch and would not be bored once we've seen the sights. Do you think Ferrara is the place for us? We are used to Spanish plazas with their many outdoor cafes, flower shops and bustle and enjoy soaking up local atmosphere. Thank you very much in advance for any help - this is my first visit to an Italian forum.