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Roy Lee May 26th, 1997 08:17 AM

ITALY: Florence, Venice, Bergamo, Belaggio, Lake Como - Hotels/Restaurants
 
Would appreciate receiving suggestions with particulars regarding Hotels & Restaurants in the
following Italian cities:

Florence, Venice, Bergamo, Belaggio, Lake Como

Would also appreciate any other comments you may wish to share regarding these areas.

Trip is in July.

Roy Lee

Tricia May 30th, 1997 06:00 PM

Hi, We too are going to Rome in July- Had reservations at Holiday Inn but saw a travel agent today who has stayed in a wonderful inn in Florence. The owners know her well and give good rates to her clients and unlike most European hotels they can sleep 4 to a room for $147. I have picture and name in my car buried in a pile of travel guides. If you are interested I can E-mail it to you and give you her name as well. She is near Disneyland in Anaheim and was very helpful.

steve rimoldi Jun 2nd, 1997 10:21 AM

One of the most beautiful places in Venice are
"le Zattere" along the Giudecca chanel.
Along there you will find Pensione la Calcina
(tel. 41 5206466 and Pensione Seguso (tel. 41
5286858); I recommend both, but you have to
book in advance. For hotels in florence go and
see www.fionline.it/turismo/welcome.html
relly very good web-site in english. Have a nice
trip. Steve

V. Opus Jun 19th, 1997 07:12 PM

In Venice, if you want to get away from the central
part of the city, I would recommend the Hotel
Riviera. The cost is moderate. The neat thing
about this hotel is that since it's not connected to
the city, you take a vaporetto (like a speedboat --
pretty much how you get to anywhere from Venice) to
and from the hotel to the main part of the city.
And your first view of the city in the morning is
from across a stretch of water, getting closer and
closer. . . anyway,the Riviera is good if you're
tired of the tourist thing -- it's where "all the
Italians go at night to get away from the tourists."
The address is:
Hotel Rivierra
Gran Viale, 5 - Piazzale S.M.
Elisabetta, 6 Venice, Lido
30126
(I'm not sure if that's all relevant - I copied down
what was written on my travel agenda)No matter where
you end up staying, I hope you have an incredible
trip! - Ms. Opus

Kathy Cohen Jun 27th, 1997 06:12 AM

On Lake Como, we have stayed at the Hotel Regina Olga in Cernobbio, right next to the famous Ville d'Este. Cernobbio is about a 10 minute cab ride from the train station in the city of Como, and in front of the hotel is a stop for the boats which travel Lake Como.

Bob Ricks Jul 4th, 1997 03:41 PM

Buy this book in paperback: Karen Browns Italy Charming Inns and Itineraries. She does an entire series on little places in Europe. We have used many of her recommendations and always been delighted. Never stay in a US chain while in Europe. That takes away from the experience. Karen's book is only $16.95

Rod Hoots Jul 6th, 1997 12:10 PM

Venice in July is hot, humid, and crowded. It is important to stay in an air conditioned hotel in the center of things so you can take a break or two during the day. If you can afford it, one of the Sheraton "Luxury Collection" (formerly CIGA) hotels would be perfect. We like the Danieli or Gritti Palace. In any event, air conditioning is a must.

Kit Jul 7th, 1997 10:47 AM

A fabulous not-to-be-missed restaurant in beautiful Bellagio is "Bilacus" (the town's original Latin name). With moderate prices and unforgettable dishes they serve visiting celebrities and you-and-me side by side. If the weather cooperates, eat outside on their vine-covered terrace. And someone in your party must try Panzerotti, one of their renowned and unique specialties.


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