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laurensgrandma Nov 22nd, 2013 12:06 PM

Where to stay driving from Siena to Bellagio?
Driving from Siena to Bellagio,to Venice after 3 nights in Bellagio... Don't know where to make a two day stop?

iris1745 Nov 22nd, 2013 12:46 PM

Not sure if it is half way, but we did an easy drive from Camolgi to Bellagio.

But there is probably a more direct way from Sienna.

bobthenavigator Nov 22nd, 2013 04:09 PM

The answer is the Ligurian coast---Italian Riviera.

The real quesiton is which location. I would look at Portovenere, Lerici,and Camogli---check them out on Google.
But, you do not say when. If winter, consider Parma.

neckervd Nov 23rd, 2013 02:05 AM

Liguran coast (as suggested above) is fine for countryside. If you prefer towns, you may check Lucca, Florence, Parma, Cremona, Bergamo, Pavia, Certosa di Pavia, Milan.

laurensgrandma Nov 23rd, 2013 03:37 AM

Thank you all.
Last trip to Italy, 9 years ago, we went to San Remo between Siena and Bellagio. It was not our cup of tea... So thought we would pass on the coastal area....mistake to not try again....?
I am hoping to have a plan that makes sense drive wise....was thinking of the two days in San Casciano but the villa Il Poggiale we had stayed at in the past isn't available for the dates we need (6/26-6/28/2014). Any suggestions in that area? Or...
Was thinking our start with 4 days in Rome and end 3 days in Venice was enough city for us....
Maybe this additional info will help. We are flying into Rome 6/20 4 nights, Siena 2 nights....X...for two nights, then Bellagio 3 nights...Venice 3 nights.
Picking up the car on our way out of Rome, dropping on way into Venice.
Thanks again for any insight/ direction!
We did not add Florence or Milan....just not drawn to them....don't know why..perhaps because we will have the car...

bobthenavigator Nov 23rd, 2013 05:07 AM

And,when is this?

laurensgrandma Nov 23rd, 2013 05:27 AM

Flying into Rome 6/19/14 out if Venice 7/4/14

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