Showing some optimism, we've begun planning a trip for October. Before we get too far into the process I'm hoping to get some logistical input on a few items.
Our plan calls for flying in and out of Detroit. We'd start our trip in Perugia and then proceed to the following cities, in order: Siena, Bologna, Bolzano, Verona and Bergamo. The length of stay in each is undecided but will be a minimum of 3 nights. We'd then fly to Amsterdam for a day or two and catch a non-stop back to Detroit. We plan to rely on mass transit for all travel, including side trips.
We can fly into Florence for essentially the same price as Rome. Doing so avoids a layover in JFK or CDG and it appears that it would perhaps be easier to get to Perugia from Florence. From my research it sounds like flying out of Florence is better avoided. Aside from the occasional weather diversion I haven't seen much on arriving there. We would take the people mover from the airport to S.M.N. and then the bus or train to Perugia. Does this seem reasonable?
My other concern is with how Bergamo is fairing. We know they were hit very hard by the pandemic but haven't been able to find much on how the city is doing. Would it be too soon to visit?
Your input will be appreciated.