Just booked a flight in and out of Milan for 2 weeks in July....hard to find a starting point of where to stay because of the vast diversity of Italian regional cooking.
We have two things we know we must do:
1) Emilia Romagna- Modena, Bologna surrounding area
2) Beachside town - we know we want to relax on a beach and stay in a nice hotel in the town..
I have read the other ER boards have found some great posts on these few restaurants in ER, Da Ivan, Da Amerigo, and Locanda Mariella so at least now we have three meals planned.
We will have a rental car so logistics shouldnt be an issue. Both my wife and I speak Italian and have spent some time touring the major cities but we are looking for a real off the beaten path experience for restaurants, hotel (or agriturismo), and coast.
Thanks for the help!!!!