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Best day trips from Turin, Bologna, Cortona

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I know I don't really have to make these decisions till we're in Italy but this is the pleasant part of trip planning for me.

We'll be in each of these three places 5 to 7 days. The Turin and Bologna day trips will be done by train and when we're in Cortona, we'll have a car. If we wanted to do two or maybe three day trips from each location, which would you think would be the most interesting, most charming, most whatever would draw you to that spot?

Here's what I'm considering so far but I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'd prefer something within a max 2-hour travel distance each way by car or rail. If you can add suggestions, that would be great. Also, if I've got the wrong day trip attached to the wrong town (that is, it would be better taken from one of the others) please correct me.

Turin: Verona, Asti, Alba, somewhere on Lake Como or Lake Maggoire (I'm leaning toward Asti or Alba -- which would you pick? Or would you do both on separate days?)

Bologna: Ferrara, Ravenna (for sure), Parma, Modena (for the Ferrari factory tour)

Cortona: (will have a car here) Orvieto (already planned as we're meeting friends there for the day), Perugia, Arezzo (we'll be picking up our car there and can spend a few hours there before driving to Cortona), Assisi, Gubbio, Siena (spent a terrible day there last time -- not Siena's fault but it was horribly crowded and hot; should we try again?)

If it helps, here are the places in the area that we've already visited: Venice, Montepulciano (stayed a week -- loved it!), Montalcino, Pienza, Florence and Siena (see above).

Many thanks in advance
gtg

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