Three nights between Venice and Orvieto

Old Feb 14th, 2005, 07:59 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Three nights between Venice and Orvieto

This is one for all you experts who love to plan itineraries. I'm helping friends who will be leaving Venice by car on a Saturday and will turn in the car in Orvieto on Tuesday. They love the countryside, seaside, and beautiful scenery. What should they see between Venice and Orvieto? (They will have seen Tuscany and Florence) Any lodging ideas along the way?

Betsy is offline  
Old Feb 14th, 2005, 09:24 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,525
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Meander thru Le Marche but stay in Umbria. I suggest Spello or Bevagna as a base location--or Assisi. A stop in Ravenna is worth an hour.
bobthenavigator is offline  
Old Feb 14th, 2005, 09:33 AM
  #3  
DRJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,004
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have two wonderful options for you.

Hotel Monte Conero in Le Marche is atop the promontory on the coast south of Ancona. Remodeled monastery, comfortable and with a good kitchen.

Le Case Gialle is a group of four or five apartments a few km from Bevagna, Umbria. Great hosts, lovely area and an on site pool.

Google for them both and enjoy.
DRJ is offline  
Old Feb 14th, 2005, 09:41 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 15,630
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with Bobthenavigator - except that Ravenna is worth more than 1 hour. You need that just to see all the historical Mosaics. On another travel board several years ago, there was a thread about the most under-rated place in Italy. Ravenna got the most mention. In addition to the Mosaics, it has a very cute downtown shopping center. As you wander through the streets, you are aware of something strange - it's very quiet. There are no cars - most commuters are riding bikes - the three speed kind. Instead of the honking of horns, there is the "ring-ring" of bells on the bikes.

Urbino is also a fascinating town to visit.

Stu Dudley
San Mateo (San Francisco), Ca
StuDudley is offline  
Old Feb 14th, 2005, 10:04 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 21,917
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ravenna, Urbino, Gúbbio, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto. That's the itinerary that I would follow.
Michael is offline  
Old Feb 14th, 2005, 10:09 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks so much for your wonderful replies! My friends Margaret and John are very grateful for your suggestions.
Betsy is offline  
Old Feb 25th, 2005, 11:45 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 368
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree that Ravenna is worth more than an hour--spend at least a day there. A stop in Bologna is also worth a day or so (more, if you can manage it).

Also, Urbino and Macerata are great stops along that route, and Le Marche is a great place to explore. It has seaside, countryside, AND beautiful scenery. Stop in Sirolo and Monte Conero for excellent views of the sea. Stop in Fano for a historic beach town.
Jackie_in_Italy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bridezilla
Europe
9
Jan 9th, 2007 07:06 AM
tcreath
Europe
22
Feb 2nd, 2006 04:28 PM
KansasKate
Europe
28
Dec 6th, 2003 10:58 PM
MarkY
Europe
11
Aug 1st, 2003 05:44 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:19 AM.