Hi, thank you for allowing me to be part of your forum. I am a travel writer, but first and foremost, a traveller. I like to dive deeply into a place and so rarely stay for less than a month. My last trip in 2019 was to Paris where I stayed in the Marais section. While I had been to Paris more than 10 times over the years, I learned so much more by staying for a month and immersing myself in the culture. Regretfully, my French did not improve as much as I wished - in part because so many Parisians speak English. Next, headed to Italy. I would love to hear your stories about your stays in Italy and where you think a good center would be for a longer stay. How are the trains?