My bf and I are planning a romantic trip to Italy next week from Toronto (Canada), for two weeks. I am usually a total over-planner (I admit, I have a bit of OCD.. I make lists, have binders, maps, routes, directions etc). I decided this time around I would plan everything except for making dinner reservations.. That way, we would have more flexibility to pop in and explore neighbourhoods as we come across them.
However, I would like your suggestions on some names of places that I can at least keep a list of so that if we have the time to be choosy, I know what my best bets are.
If you could provide me with a bunch of suggestions for must tries for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in all of the places I am staying. Price is not an issue, we're up for casual and more upscale suggestions. I have also included the hotels we're staying at, but the restaurants don't need to necessarily be close by because we will be out and about all day.
Rome - Rome Cavalieri hotel
San Gimignano- Hotel La Collegiata (at this point I will have a car)
Florence- JK Place Hotel (still have car)
Bologna (just going for the day but could use a lunch spot)
Bra (just going to see the University of Gastronomic Sciences for a tour)- anything close to the university would be ideal
Verona - hotel Due Torri (still have car)
Venice- Baglioni Boutique (we will give back the car here)
Thank you in advance!!