Planning a trip to Italy in May and this board has been indispensable. One question we'd appreciate help with: we won't be staying in Bologna this trip, but it turns out we need to catch a flight from there on a Saturday. If we want, we could arrive early via train and stop for lunch & a walk, rather than going straight from the train station to the airport.
We don't know anything about the area around the train station--are there good food prospects nearby and walkable? Hopefully we could check bags at the station, but otherwise we'd be lugging them like Ugly Americans. Is this a stupid & logistically painful idea, or might this be a pleasant stopover? Thanks for your help.