40th anniversary trip

Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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40th anniversary trip

Here goes, ideas?, suggestions?
Flying into Milan, going to Lerici or Tellaro (not sure public transportation or car) for 3 nights. Then we want to stay in Val d'Orcia region for a week. Looking on this site and all others and now just confused about where to stay. Looking for a suite/apartment with some privacy in a B&B, hotel or farm with beautiful scenery, middle of the road price.Dn't want a place that's "difficult" to get to because of long, winding roads. It's so hard to decide where to stay from all of the info I've been getting. We love scenery, great food, meandering around small towns, so from reading, thought the Val d'Orcia area seemed best for us. Then, we going on to Rome for 5 nights and flying out of Rome.
Suggestions for place to stay in Cinque Terre area and mostly, in Val d'Orcia?
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:22 AM
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Sorry, forgot to mention this trip is beginning of Sept. 2007.
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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For Lerici, check into...

http://www.lapiccolaoasi.com/

We stayed with them at their villa overlooking Aecola (and had meals in their restaurant in Lerici) for a week. Very much enjoyed it! (We loved Tellaro.)

On another trip, we enjoyed our one-week stay at this agriturismo just outside Montalcino...

http://www.larasina.it
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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Arcola, not Aecola.
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 06:03 AM
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Contact Mrs Nepi for amazing farmhouses near Siena and val d'Orcia you won't be disappointed!!!
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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Happy anniversary! What a wonderful reason to travel to Italy. We've traveled to Tuscany for the past 4 years. I'm sure you'll receive many great suggestions of places to stay. We've been very pleased with 2 places in Tuscany - La Saracina and Locanda dell Amorosa. Given your preferences, La Saracina would probably fit your needs better. www.lasaracina.it Happy planning!
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Tuck, did you tour Cinque Terre region from Lerici easily? Car?, or public transport? Would Tellaro be a good place to stay also?
Vicodarbia...how do I contact Mrs. Nepi?
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 05:50 PM
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>did you tour Cinque Terre region from Lerici easily? Car?, or public transport?>

Easily, yes. And enjoyably too - departing and returning by public transport - the commuter boat that makes stops at each of the towns. We'd buy an all-day ticket and hop on and off.

>Would Tellaro be a good place to stay also?< Maybe - I don't recall seeing any lodgings (or tourists) there; it's a tiny town.
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Old Jan 18th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Hi Bev,

Just a note. We visited CT in May a few years ago and at that point, the boats did not run every day between all towns. Just check before you take off for the day, so you'll know what you can/can't do. Trains go between all towns frequently, but are mostly in tunnels so not as scenic for sure!
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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 01:04 PM
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bevmil,
I have been very happy with my stays at La Crociona http://www.lacrociona.com/ The Val d'Orcia is a beautiful area. If you want suggestions for daytrips send me an e-mail.

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Old Feb 13th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Congratulations! We are also celebrating 40th this year (November) by flying into Venice, staying a couple of days, boarding a ship (RCI Splendour of the Seas) for a 7 day cruise through Greece and Croatia back to Venice, then driving from Venice to Tuscany then along Cinque Terre ending in Milan for flight home. Haven't finalized all hotels yet - still researching but know that for Venice for sure we need to hurry as many are already sold out for November! I have read that Venice is pretty much sold out on weekends year round so one must make haste in reserving rooms, and it seems to be true. This will be a return trip to Venice, Florence, and Milan for us (first was 12 years ago)but first time in the Tuscan country side and along Cinque Terre. We are excited. I also relish the experience of driving with the Italians again(still fresh in my mind after all these years!).

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Old Feb 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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bevmil:

Happy 40th.

For Lerici you may want to consider the Doria Park--nice view balconies. It has parking so you could drive yourselves there from the airport and then on to the Val D'Orcia if you wanted to.

http://www.doriaparkhotel.it/

For Tellaro, the Miranda (which has a well known restaurant --fish only I believe)

http://www.locandamiranda.com/

Also, look at this website for travel advice/consultations

http://www.bellavitaitalia.com/
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 02:41 AM
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Try this villa in Londa for celebrating your anniversary. http://www.villaluciano.com
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Old Mar 24th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Still about Val D'Orcia/Valdichiana you can check this site:

http://www.casadibacco.net
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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Congratulations on your 40th....we are celebrating the same and stayiing two night at Hotel Florida in Lerici (09/26 and 27) and Valentina has been great to work with. You can take a ferry right from Lerici to the CT. Before this we have stays in Sulzano on Lake Iseo, Venice and Florence...afterward San Gimgnano, Montepulciano and end in Roma.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Also traveling to CT and Val d'Orcia in Sept. Having trouble finding mid range places to stay, preferably IN a town,(so we have somewhere to walk around at night) where parking is available.
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