Following are some of our favorite resources for travel, Italy, Orvieto, Rome. Let us know of yours!
There are lots of sites to aid in travel and everyone has their own preferences. These are the ones that work best for us.
We like Kayak, Orbitz, Hipmunk and Farecompare for air searches, others like Travelocity. Kayak dsiplays fares for a month, which is helpful. Hipmunk has a very readable and helpful graphic interface. It makes sense to consult several sites as they can have different fares. Also check with the airline itself as they sometimes will have a better fare on their web site.
The Italian train site allows you to look at schedules and cost of trains. You must use Italian city names - so Rome is Roma.
Here are a few sites from which to gather information on Italy.
Brief historic information on cities
Information on Italy today.
Slow Travel Italy is an American site with lots of travel, food and accommodation information.
English site about Orvieto.
View our Gallery for images of Orvieto.
See our photo website with Orvieto pictures.
A site with images of Orvieto and its cathedral.
Information on the cathedral.
NY Times article on Orvieto.
Orvieto is international headquarters to CittaSlow, an international association of towns that are working to enhance themselves as great places to live.
Orvieto has many great restaurants. There are several we just love and share our bias here!
Velia and Gianluca run a truly unique wine bar called Champagneria. Velia serves fantastic hors d'oeuvres.
Cristian, his mom and aunt have a wonderfully local restaurant serving truly seasonal food. Trattoria del Moro Aronne
Simona Fabrizio is a great cook! You can take lessons in her kitchen or she will cook for you if you rent a villa. She has links to villas on her web site as well as recipes, videos and more.
Rome is the most convenient place to arrive in Italy for our trips. Sometimes you will have to spend the night if you fly out of Rome. Following are some resources.
Information on Rome's airports
A very helpful guide to Rome including bus, train and other transportation information.
Following are several links for places to stay. Note that B&Bs sometimes require a 2-3 night stay.
~ B&B Association of Rome
~ Cross Pollinate B&Bs run by Americans
~ Beehive Hotel run by the same folks as Cross Pollinate
~ All types accommodations in Rome and elsewhere
Learn Italian with Lingua Si, an Orvieto based company with whom we work. Lingua Si has teachers skilled at teaching Italian as a second language.
Enrico Bruschini is an exceptional guide with an impressive resume leading fabulous small group tours in Rome. He is not cheap, but he is worth the price.
Dialing instructions to call Italy or any country.
Receive a short, daily piece on Italian sites, places, customs and events from Italian Notebook.
Slow Europe is a wonderful guide to finding vacation rentals in Europe.
We belong to a group of like minded trip operators who put together slower, deeper, more enriching visits to Italy and France. Visit them at SlowTravelTours.com. (Follow the Slow Travel Tours blog to learn more about our way of travel, and read Bill's latest post!)
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