Lots of questions about Italy

Dec 25th, 2000, 06:56 PM
Jeryl P
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Lots of questions about Italy

Has anyone rented a car on a Sunday in Rome? I am concerned that everything will be "chiuso" (closed).
Also, looking for hotels in Venice and Rome that has a suite than can hold a family of four or one that will guarantee two rooms togther - looking to spend no more than $200 per night per room.
Also, has anyone ever stayed in an "agriturismo" type of "farm?'
Dec 25th, 2000, 07:00 PM
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Hi, rented a car in Rome on Sunday in October. Verified our reservation on Saturday - they didn't have it but made a new one and picked up our car at 7:30 AM Sunday morning - Booked through AutoEurope in Camden, Maine. DON'T try to drive in the cities especially Florence!! email me directly for more info....
Dec 25th, 2000, 11:41 PM
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Try www.hertz.com and you will have nothing to worry about. If they take your reservation, your mind is at rest. Prices are reasonable too.
Dec 26th, 2000, 06:14 AM
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We needed to find a hotel, with a "family" room or suite for the time period before getting into the apt. we are renting.
Albergo Regno, has a family room.
1 double, 2 twins, Lit500.000

Cesari, has a 4 person room

Hotel torre Argentina, a suite, 2 bedrooms, 1 with queen bed, the other with 2 twins.Balcony/terrace.
Lit 600.000 a night(approx. $300 US)
We are staying here.

Albergo del Senato, suite of 1 bedrm with large bed, and LR with 2 twin pullouts, terrace,
Lit 800.000/night.

All these can be seen on the www.venere.it site.

Also, the Due Torre
"Family" room, two rooms, one a double, and the other a smaller room with sofa/ two single beds. Lit 480.000/night
Their site is www.duetorriroma.com


Dec 26th, 2000, 06:58 AM
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We are staying at Hotel Venezia in Rome. They have a 2 bedroom suite for about 371,000lit a substantial discount from the over 500,000lit posted on the website for bringing a copy of "Cheap Sleeps in Italy" where they are highy recommened. Have seen other recommendations (this site included). Check it out at hotelvenezia.com
Dec 26th, 2000, 07:06 AM
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Yes, I've stayed at an agriturismo place, but what did you want to know? They're probably all very different from one another.
Dec 26th, 2000, 07:23 AM
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Splendid in Venice has a suite with 2 rooms, 2 tv and i believe with 2 bathrooms
Dec 26th, 2000, 01:35 PM
Marilyn Ham
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Last year we rented a car through AutoEurope in Perugia Italy for a Sunday and we were concerned about closures. The airport however is, of course, a good place to rent even on a Sunday. As it turned out AutoEurope's desk was closed, even though we had faxed our arrival time, but we called their 800 number (be sure to keep this with you) and they arranged through Avis to get us a car--no extra car and it only meant a few more minutes. AutoEurope was very accommodating. Marilyn
Dec 26th, 2000, 06:34 PM
Pat Schulte
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We have stayed at an agriturismo several times. the name of the farm is La crociona and it is located about 45 minutes south of Siena. They do have a two bedroom apartmnet that would be perfect fo a fmily of 4...if you wnat any more info please feel free to e-mail me.
Dec 26th, 2000, 08:08 PM
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Please be careful around Italians. They are all thieves and will rob you blind any chance you get!

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