My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to europe and I do not want it to be hectic. I don't want to site-see, I don't want to spend much time traveling... all I want to do is relax and eat food.
We would like to focus on Italy with just a few days in France. The trip will either be two or three weeks. What cities are best for long stays and excellent food? My vision is of open air markets and streets full of caffes and restaurants.
I am looking for a place where we can walk out the door every day and start walking, eating and drinking. In three weeks, I would like to limit our trip to only three or four cities maximum. I would really like to allow time to absorb the nature of a place rather than dashing in, looking around, and moving on. What cities in italy are the best for lounging and eating too much?