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Bologna as a base

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A few years ago we went to Tuscany.

We based in Florence for the entire 10 day trip and trained on day trips on 6 of those days. Two of the day trips were actually overnighters where we kept our base hotel so we didn't "lug" luggage and took with small backpacks with toiletries and a clothing change.

As we get older carrying luggage around becomes less enticing.

We just went on a trip where we changed sleeping locations three times. On one of them we had to carry our luggage up a flight of stairs in a train station. On two of them we had to maneuver luggage onto and thru the train. We want to reduce some of that "work".

We're thinking of using Bologna as a base (using air miles and AA or a partner flies there).

I realize matching Florence as a base is a challenge but will we be bored spending a few days and all of those evenings in Bologna?

We'd probably go on a couple of overnight day trips (Florence and maybe Ravenna/Rimini?) so that reduces the number of evening in Bologna.

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