Quaint towns North of Rome

Old Sep 8th, 2021, 08:40 AM
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Quaint towns North of Rome

Arriving in Rome and want to drive to quaint nearby town, 1 -1 1/2 hr north on way to Florence/Tuscany.
May stay 1 or 2 nights to rest.
In early October.
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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 09:19 AM
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On the coast, the towns of Monte Argentario are lovely - Porto Ercole, San Stefano and Ortobello. bit like being back in the 1950s ....which is a good thing.
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Orvieto? It is a hill town with a famous duomo.

I stayed overnight there in 2017. Hotel Duomo.

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Tarquinia, which has Etruscan tombs and a museum as a plus.



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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 05:09 PM
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Orvieto.
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We were in Orvieto yesterday. It was as beautiful as we remembered. We saw many people whom we also saw earlier at nearby Civita di Bagnoregio, one of the most iconic of Italian villages. A perfect day trip from Orvieto.

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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 06:22 AM
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1-1 1/2 hrs North of Rome Accommodations

Will have just landed from US, so looking for easy drive out of Rome with nice accommodations.
Orvieto will be ideal to visit on the way North.
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Not a great idea to drive after an overseas flight from the US. Consider taking the train to Orvieto and pick up a rental car there when leaving.

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Old Sep 10th, 2021, 09:38 AM
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Will have just landed from US, so looking for easy drive out of Rome with nice accommodations.
Orvieto will be ideal to visit on the way North.
Pitigliano is just under two hours. I also adore Orbetello and environs.
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Not a great idea to drive after an overseas flight from the US. Consider taking the train to Orvieto and pick up a rental car there when leaving.
I'm always puzzled by this one. Personally, since suffering the sleep deprivation of having children, I've never suffered from any kind of jet lag. Always been able to lie down for 30 minutes , have a nap and then be ready for anything. Some people have issues with long distance travel across longitudes , some people don't. I've flown into Dulles and driven straight down to Asheville, can't recall killing anyone on the way.
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Siena is my favorite town in all of Italy. But you need to spend a couple of nights to really appreciate it.
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Old Sep 11th, 2021, 09:01 AM
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Thanks but need closer to Rome.

I m looking at the wonderful recommendations.
Orbetello would be close enough and relaxing for first few days albeit, nicer places are booked.
Pitigliano too far
Siene is far for our purposes; we have been there. Agree, its a intriguing town, a must see.

What about Orte?



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Really, who sleeps the entire night? No matter, its difficult the first day.
Looking to get out of Rome and make way to Tuscany/Umbria... on first day.
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Stunning City but too far for first day from Rome.
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Old Sep 12th, 2021, 09:38 AM
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Here's another vote for Orbetello if you can find somewhere to stay there. Where have you tried? I spent a week here a few years ago when i was attending an Italian course there:

Hotel Sole Orbetello | Hotel nel centro di Orbetello

It was clean, friendly and bang in the centre. No car park I think but the public parking isn't far away. Otherwise Porto Ercole could work.
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I agree, Orbetello looks stunning.
However, going in a month so NO last minute availability for dubious husband.
Also, plans to go to Umbria/Tuscany then Florence.
Perhaps, next time when I move there--- I WISH!
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like you say, BAHItaly - next time.
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Old Sep 14th, 2021, 05:31 AM
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Narni or Todi

So both towns look achievable driving from Rome when just arriving.
Narni a bit closer.
We could stay 2 or 3 nights then to Tuscany, then Florence.
Any thoughts?
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I'm always puzzled by this one. Personally, since suffering the sleep deprivation of having children, I've never suffered from any kind of jet lag. Always been able to lie down for 30 minutes , have a nap and then be ready for anything. Some people have issues with long distance travel across longitudes , some people don't. I've flown into Dulles and driven straight down to Asheville, can't recall killing anyone on the way.

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FCO to Todi is over 2 hours. I love Todi, but it's not within 90 minutes of FCO and not on the way to Tuscany. Narni is barely within 90 minutes and a bit of a detour if you're headed to Tuscany after this overnight. Where are you going in Tuscany?

I like Bracciano (medieval town, castle, beautiful views of the lake) which is an hour or less from FCO and Viterbo a bit farther north (papal palace, several fountains, underground tunnels similar to Orvieto). The San Pellegrino quarter in Viterbo is particularly charming and atmospheric.
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