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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2015
Vernazzano, leaning tower where to find it?  (5 Answers)

does Anyone know the location or address of the-leaning-tower-of-Vernazzano? Try to find it for ages.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2015
Day trips from Spoleto  (10 Answers)

Hi, we're going to go to Umbria in October: Spoleto and Norcia. We consider 2 days out: full day and half of day during our stay in Spoleto: could you recommend the places to visit: I've been in Assisi and Perugia before, so Trevi, Todi, Spello, Orte or, may be, you know any other hidden gems? The criterion is: reliable public transport connection (not once a day))) and the way shouldn't take more than 1 - 1,5 hours by train (bus) from (to) Spoleto. As i have made detailed search in internet already, I'd appreciate advices of people who had been there and able to base opinions on their own impressions:-) Thank you in advance, Elena


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2015
Where to base ourselves in Umbria for 8 - 10 days?  (15 Answers)

Hello friends.. So we're narrowing down our itinerary for next year's trip to Italy. We think we will be in Umbria for 10 days around the end of May. We will be renting an automobile, so my question is Where would you suggest as the best place for us to base ourselves? Or, should we consider one place to stay in the north and one place to stay in the south?

We also thought about taking a train to Perugia and picking up the vehicle there instead of in Bologna.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks... Tom


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
Easiest connections to international airports from Spoleto and Perugia  (6 Answers)

Senior, lol, on a bike tour in May 2015 starting at Hotel Clitunno in Spoleto and ending at Hotel La Rosetta Perugia. I will be traveling to/from Logan Airport Boston. I am thinking Rome is the nearest airport, if not which is better? What is the least complicated way, i.e. direct to reach the airport from these 2 hotels by train or bus? Connections always make me anxious, and I like to allow enough time, should there be 2 train connections, from the airport. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2013
How to travel from Termini to Cascia?  (3 Answers)

I & husband will be on a short trip to Rome from June 22nd - 27th. I want to visit the Basilica of Santa Rita at Cascia. We'll be held up in hotel near Termini Station. Can we do something else, while we are there on a day trip?
Also,Can anyone guide us the transport to get that & the cost for the same.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2012
Umbria  (8 Answers)

My wife loves the archetecture and the shops Which is the best town for her...you all know what I mean..lol.....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2012
Umbria,Italy  (7 Answers)

Just a little more help from our friends...which towns were your best in the Umbria region...we've seen too many churches already...so not incl. those your best , shops, food, just beautiful ....thanks again


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2012
Umbria Tours  (4 Answers)

Hi all,

I'm in the process of planning a trip to Umbria with my mother and the main problem is that we have an extremely limited time there - only 7 days - and we must squeeze in a visit with friends too!

The itinerary is as follows so far:
- Arrive into Pisa and transfer by public transport to Siena. This seems relatively straightforward from what I can see.
- Planning to spend 3 nights in Siena (Albergo Bernini Hotel has caught my fancy.) We will have a day and a half to wander the town and then on the 3rd day we're considering a day out with 'Tours by Roberto' which seems to have excellent reviews. This will give us an opportunity to see a fair chunk of the countryside and an opportunity for some wine tasting and eating with someone else doing the driving and guiding...

Now, normally I don't go in for 'tours' as such but time is limited, there is much to see but this is also a holiday. Also, on this occasion I am travelling with my mum who is 69 years old and I'm trying to keep the itinerary at a non-exhaustive level for her. A couple of reasonably-priced good day-tours in each area would be perfect.

- After Siena, we want to transfer to Assisi for a night (probably Hotel Berti) but I'm struggling to find how long it will take to get there by public transport. Can anyone help?
Whilst here, we are wondering if there are any recommended tours that can take us out for a day around this area. Does anyone have any ideas?

- From Assisi we will transfer to Orvieto (Locanda Rosati where we've stayed before) for 2 nights. How do we get from Assisi to Orvieto by public transport and does anyone know how long it will take?

We'll be planning to spend one day in Orvieto and Todi and another day out in the countryside. We were going to hire a car for this day if we couldn't find a suitable tour and drive around the locality before relocating to Tarquinia to spend our last 2 nights with friends who live there.

So, we are trying to limit the car hire to maybe 2 days from Orvieto and the surrounds to Civitavecchia from where our friends will collect us. But it is looking like we may need to hire it from Assisi instead. We would prefer to not have to hire one at all.

Does anyone have any suggestions to alleviate the travel side of things? Or any other ideas?

Thanks once again for your help :-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2012
Umbria Suggestions  (8 Answers)

We are traveling to Umbria for 3 days from 5/24 to 5/27. We will be staying in Gubbio. Could anyone make some possible suggestions as to what to see in Umbria. We do have a car. I was thinking Assisi, Spello and Perugia. Any recommendations on must sees?

(Sorry for the first post. Hit send too soon.)

Grazie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2011
Holiday Accommodation in Umbria for families

I am looking to rent holiday accommodation for 4-5 weeks during the Summer in Umbria. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 6). We are anxious to avoid large groups of partying tourists, so want to find somewhere quiet with all the amenities a family needs (restaurants, shops, activities, swimming, etc) but probably not on a 'holiday complex'/holiday village. We would probably need a 3 bedroom facility and are happy to rent it from a local owner so that the money goes straight to them.

Can you direct me to any websites or listings where I might be able to view available property of this type in the Umbria?

Many thanks in advance.

David


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2011
gubbio hotels  (3 Answers)

We are trying to make reservations for the Rezidenza di via Piccardi in Gubbio in Umbria for late September. We have gone to the website but find no way to book online. Anybody know a way? Or other suggestions for Gubbio?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2011
a holiday house  (2 Answers)

I'm looking for a big holiday house in Umbria for the month of august.
It doesn't have to be luxurious, for us a basic house would be fine,
if it is all within our budget.
Does anybody know any accomodations in Umbria?

grts
Lisa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2010
Umbria travel guide  (4 Answers)

Hi,

Which Umbria travel guide would you recommend? Last years I used Blue Guide of Tuscany and Northern Italy, but Umbria is out of stock.

Thank you very much


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2010
Transportation Rome to Citta di Castello  (2 Answers)

I will be arriving in Rome and plan to take a train to Citta di Castello. It appears I can either travel to Arezzo directly or to Perugia with a train change or two. It appears the Rome/Arezzo route is the most direct, however, I am not sure how to get from Arezzo to Citta di Castello? Would it be better to go to Perugia? Any advice is welcome. Grazie!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2010
tour guide  (5 Answers)

I am thinking of traveling to Umbria and would like to know the best town that is centrally located to stay in. I am also interested in a tour guide. ANy suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2010
weather  (2 Answers)

I just checked the weather forecasts and i freaked out!! Seems that umbria and toscana will be cold still next week!! I planned to pack summerclothes and sandals!!
Could it be that wrong?? We will be touring umbria and toscana for the next 10 days....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2010
Gubbio or Spello/Bevagna?  (10 Answers)

Hi
I was planning my trip to umbria and wanted to go after spending a night in spoletto to gubbio via assisi that i suppose is a must-go. I was told that bevagna and spello are a very nice and more convenient alternative to gubbio, considering that our next stop will be perugia and that we dont feel like being in the car for many hours. Is it true? Or gubbio is a definite must?
thanx
ps -Perugia. Is one day enough??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2010
Home base in Umbria?  (6 Answers)

Planning 4 to 5 day visit in region, wishing to visit Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, perhaps Cortona, Montepulciano in early October. Will be using public transportation only. Seeking recommendations for a single home base for that time. We're active, healthy seniors who prefer B&Bs or albergos with local charm and ambiance to expensive hotels.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2010
tuscany and umbria  (11 Answers)

PLEASE HELP!! I HAVE LIMITED TIME TO ORGANIZE A 8-DAY TOUR AROUND UMBRIA AND TUSCANY. EXCLUDING FLORENCE, THAT WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO, WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY?? THANX PS-I REALIZE 8 DAYS IS NOTHING. SIENNA, LUCCA, PERUGIA AND ASSISI I THINK ARE MUST DOS. WHAT ABOUT THE BEATIFUL VILLAGES OF THE COUNTRYSIDE?? THIS IS WHAT I NEED UR HELP FOR..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2009
Spello or Perugia?  (3 Answers)

we'll be travelling around Umbria by car in mid-November and can't decide where to stay as our base, Spello or Perugia. We are looking for a place that is relatively easy when exiting and entering, but also a town with people at that time of year. Any suggestions? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2009
Bus in Umbria  (3 Answers)

Hi,
I am wondering if anyone has experience using the bus in Umbria from town to town. We will be based in Spoleto and want to bus to a couple of towns but I am having trouble trying to find schedules and prices. If you have information that could help I would really appreciate it. We will be going to towns like Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, and Torgiano. Thank you!
Liz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2009
How hilly?  (8 Answers)

Hi new here and on-line in general so bear w/me please. It will be our first time in the Umbria region.How hilly are Assisi and perugia. Asking because I had Gastro type surgery and tire easily but am okay otherwise( 42yrs.old).Also any Amazing not tobe missed restaurants in either city. Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2009
Perugia or Assisi as a base to explore the area? Train or bus?  (8 Answers)

On my way to Switzerland I will be going thru Perugia and Assisi. I noticed the train ride between the two cities is around 20 minutes.

I wonder which would be the best place to stay as a base considering:

1. Best train connections - probably going to Florence from there.

2. Least touristy ... hmmm, this could be difficult.

3. Overall ease of getting in and out of the train station.

4. Which would you consider the nicest to use as a base for a woman traveling alone and why?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2009
Relais Borgo Brufa & spa  (2 Answers)

Has anyone stayed in Relais Borgo Brufa & Spa in Brufa?
How far is it by car to Assisi from there and is parking in Assissi available?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2008
Assisi to where?  (4 Answers)

We will be staying in Assisi for three days and would like to tour the area. We will not have a car and plan to take the train. We hope to go to Florence one of the days and then spend at least one day in Assisi. Where would you recommend we spend our third day?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2008
Finding a rental house/villa for Umbrian vacation  (2 Answers)

My family and I are planning a trip to Umbria in June of 2010. We would like to rent a house while we are there. We hope to find a rental in a smaller town/village where we would be able to walk into the town for dining/markets/gelato (approx 1km distance.) We would rather not be in a "touristy" area, but rather a place where we would have the chance to get a taste of everyday life in Umbria. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Mary


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2008
Umbria - where to stay?

My husband and I are stayimh in Umbria for 4 or 5 night late August and prefer not to be too close to the majot tourist towns. We have a car, don't mind driving. We are thinking of Spoleto, Montefalco or Foligno.....can anyone suggest which is the better of these towns, We will be staying in a villa or farmstay, but would like the option to go to local towns nearby for meals.

We need info on these towns and proximity to tourist towns please?

If anyone knows of comfortable accommodation (mid range) say 3* that would be a big help?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2008
hotel  (1 Answer)

Cavaliere Palace or Hotel San luca-Which is the better choice for facilities cleanliness etc. your advice is appreciated-Both are in Spolete-Gene


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2008
spoleto  (2 Answers)

Have been to Tuscany several times and have been north to south. Anyone familiar with Spoleto. I am thinking of spending a week there and explore lower Umbria and Tuscany- Isx Spoleto a decent city to stay and what is the best hotel. We like nice hotels and have read about San Luca, Cavaliere and Palazzo leti-Which is the best?Thanks for any responses-Gene


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2008
Place to stay in or around Spoleto  (2 Answers)

Buon giorno. I will be arriving in Spoleto in early July and am looking for suggestions for a place to stay for a week. My wife will be in Spoleto as well attending a workshop at La Mama Umbria and will have room and board at La Mama and unfortunately spouses cannot stay there. I am looking for something quaint and relatively low priced and somewhat close to Spoleto and La Mama. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Grazie.



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