I'm soloing to Italy again and, this time, am staying the whole month of Feb. I've already spent lots of time in Puglia, Roma, Sicily in the south, and in the northern mountains. Fell in love with Bologna decades ago, and have booked an AirBnb 5 minutes from Piazza Maggiore. Lately in forum, Bologna has been described as grubby with beggars, but I love real cities. Too much time in idealic places is depressing.
Really appreciate your advice.