Other Cities in Italy

VERCELLI

Hotel/Restaurant:
GIARDINETTO
Via Luigi Sereno 3
Great place to stay the night before going to the Milan airport (Malpensa).
011390161 257230

VERONA

Visit the Castelveccchio (Museum), Ponte Scaligero, St. Zeno Maggiore and the Arena.

Restaurants:
GREPPIA
Vicolo Samaritana 3
34577

RISTORANTE LISTON
Via Dietro Liston 19
8034003

Hotels:
HOTEL TORCOLO
Vicolo Listone 3
0458007512

HOTEL AURORA
Piazza Erbe
045 594717

FIDENZA (SORAGNA)

Hotel and Ristorante:
LOCANDA DEL LUPO
0524597100

LAGO DI COMO

If you want to see the alpine lakes the wonderful(!!!!!) Hotel San Giorgio is about 1.5 hours from the Milan airport (Malpensa). Have dinner at Villa D’Este. Visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, take the boat from Cadenabbia to visit Bellagio.

Hotels:
VILLA D’ESTE
22012 Cernobbio
031 348834

SAN GIORGIO
22016 Lenno
0344 40415

ALBERGO LENNO
22016 Lenno
034457051

RIOMAGGIORE (Cinqueterre)

Hotel:
VILLA ARGENTINA
0187 920213
Take the train to visit the other four villages or walk the trail along the sea to Manarola.

MONTEROSSO AL MARE (Cinqueterre)

Hotel:
PORTO ROCA
0187 817502

PORTOVENERE (beautiful village just south of Cinqueterre)

Hotel:
ROYAL SPORTING
0187 900326

FERRARA

HOTEL S. PAOLO
Via Baluardi 9
0532768333

TRATTORIA LA ROMANTICA
Via Ripargrande
765078

GALLARATE (Malpensa Airport Milano)

JET HOTEL
Via Tiro A Segno 22
0331772100

RESTAURANT La Routa
Via G. Leopardi 4
680635
This is the perfect solution to the night before you fly out of Milan. Wonderful La Routa is a 5 minute walk from the Jet. The Jet is 10 minutes from Malpensa.

MONSELICE

Stay here to see Petrarch’s villa in Arqua Petrarca and the volcanic Euganean Hills.

HOTEL CEFFRI
Via Orti 7b
0429783111

SANSEPOLCRO

Restaurant/Hotel:
OROSCOPO
Via P. Togliatti 66/68
A great place on the way to Urbino to visit the Buitoni pasta factory and Piero Della Francesca’s great fresco.

ASSISI

Hotel:
CASA DI SANTA BRIGIDA
Via Moiano
075 812693

Trattoria:
LA FORTEZZA
Via della Fortezza 2
075812418

CREMONA

The charming city of the world’s rarest and best violins.

Ristorante:
LA PRIMA
Via Cavitelli 6
0372 411383

NAPLES AREA: PAESTUM

The Greek temples are worth a long journey to see. Better than in Greece.

Hotel:
ALBERGO VILLA RITA
Via Principe di Piemonte
0828 811081

NAPLES AREA: VESUVIUS

YOU SIMPLY MUST GO TO THE TOP…TRUST ME.

NAPLES AREA: POMPEII

Skip Herculaneum and concentrate on Pompeii. UNFORGETTABLE!!!

RAVELLO

MY FAVORITE PLACE IN ITALIA!!! VISIT VILLA RUFOLO AND VILLA CIMBRONE!

Hotel:
CARUSO BELVEDERE
Via Toro 52
089 857111

SORRENTO

Hotel:
HOTEL AMINTA

ISCHIA

Take the boat from Pozzuoli or Naples to magical Ischia. You should walk to the Castello from the boat. Take the bus to Fontana, then hire a mule (or walk) to the top of Mt. Epomeo.

POZZUOLI

Visit Solfatara, an active volcano you can walk into from the side. WOW!!!

GAETA/FORMIA

Hotel and Restaurant:
HOTEL CASTELLO MIRAMARE
Via Balze di Pagnano, Formia
0771 700138
Request outside dinner on the terrazzo (incredible view of Gulf of Gaeta with Ischia in distance)!!!!

VENICE

HOTELS

ISTITUTO S. GIUSEPPE
Ponte della Guerra, Castello 5402
041 5225352
This convent near S. Marco is a favorite but you must be inside by 11pm. Venice hotels are very expensive. We prefer Mestre (below) or this convent listed above.

CIPRIANI
Isola della Guidecca 10
041 5207744
(on a separate island)

DANIELI
Riva degli Schiavoni 4196
041 5226480 FAX
(in the center)

HOTEL KETTE SAN MARCO
2053 Venice
041 5207766

VIOLINO D’ORO

RESTAURANTS

ANTICA SACRESTIA
SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Castello
041 5230749

DA CARLETTO
Calle delle Bande, Castello 5272
041 5227944

AQUA PAZZA
Campo Sant’Angelo

MASANIELLO
Campo Santo Stefano

Dont miss these churches: San Zanipolo, Frari and Torcello.

MESTRE (Venice)

HOTEL PIAVE
Via Col Moschin 6/10
041929287
Stay in this small comfortable hotel with parking in Mestre when visiting Venice. It is a short walk to the station where trains depart every 10 minutes for the brief passage to Venice just across the lagoon.

SICILY

You need a minimum of two weeks to do it right. Here are my top not-to-be-missed picks:

Greek Temples: Agrigento, Segesta & Selinunte

Norman Cathedrals: Cefalu & Monreale

Volcanoes: Etna & Stromboli

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