Italy Itinerary - Can you help?

Jan 10th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Zerlina: So we won't starve if we stay in Spello or Bevagna!!!
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Jan 11th, 2010, 07:23 AM
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You won't starve!

In Spello, on the high end, there's Il Molino and La Bastiglia, which is in a hotel at the top end of town. It has a Michelin star, and while I read good things about it, it sounded a little more formal than we wanted on that trip.

We had drinks several times in Spello at a cafe called, per my notes, "Bar Giardino," with lovely views over the countryside to the south and a large outdoor area. It's on the main street, via Cavour, up further from Palazzo Bocci. They also serve food.

There are some other restaurants that we saw as we walked around, but I don't remember anything about them.

In Bevagna, we had a great lunch at Ottavius, Via del Gonfalone 4. Great home cooking, helpful staff, and seemed to be very much a locals' place for lunch.

Whatever town you stay in, if you do decide to go to another town for dinner, Bevagna, Montefalco and Spello are only about 10-minute drive from each other, or less.
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Jan 11th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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>>>kybourbon: Thanks for the rail link!<<<
That was a bus link, not a rail link.

Here is the rail link. To get prices, enter a date within the next 7 days. You want Pisa Aeroporta, not Pisa Centrale.
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Jan 11th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Opps. Pisa Aeroporto.
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Jan 11th, 2010, 05:59 PM
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La Bastiglia is a little more formal & upscale, but the view from the outdoor dining patio is fantastic and the food is quite creative. Not your typical Italian trattoria fare. We ate there as an end of trip treat & were happy we dressed up a little bit like we usually do for a nice dinner home or abroad.

It is at the top of the hilly town, so you can either drive there (around the side of town), or if you're staying at the Palazzo Bocci it's a leisurley 10-15min stroll through town.
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Jan 11th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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Lexma90/J62: It's good to know that there are a number of places to get a good meal in Spello & Bavagna! I am starting a list! Thanks for your recommendations!
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Jan 11th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Kybourbon: Thanks for clarifying! It's good to have both links for reference! It looks like a train ride from Florence to Pisa airport is cheaper (but slightly longer) than the journey by bus!
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Jan 12th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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If you get the terravision bus from Florence to Pisa Airport check well your flight schedule and allow some extra time for this trip. The highway is too often congested by road works and long car queues in some peak hours of the day.
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