An August 2001 trip
to Italy by ladybugsea
Quote: Our fabulous honeymoon in bella Italia! We visited the typically touristed must sees: Venice, Florence, Pisa, The Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Orvieto, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Pompeii, and Rome, in that order.
Our favorite thing: Gelato, Riomaggiore's rocky beach (on the Cinque Terre), a free sandy beach in Positano (it was hot so we wanted to swim!), any towers/monuments that we could climb, and St Peter's in Rome.
Hotel | "Locanda Fiorita"
We loved this place. Our room had a private entrance from the outside of the hotel (I think we had room 10?), situated on a small piazza. We had an adorable terrace. This hotel had the most charm of all the places we stayed at. I would definitely stay here again. Air conditioning, small bathroom, breakfast served on our terrace (croissants, rolls, tea or coffee; they don''t serve it until 8:30). Friendly staff.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 17, 2001
+44 13397 55858
Hotel | "Hotel Il Perseo"
This place was a good value for its location. Literally a 60sec walk to the Duomo. 5min walk to the train station. Room was clean and spacious but simple, very warm in August (5th floor), but they have fans which help. The owners are New Zealanders and very nice. The other staff also spoke english. I would consider staying here again for the location. Backpacker type feel. Breakfast was included (yummy yogurt, oj, granola, cornflakes, yucky rolls, and tea, coffee). They have internet access but the computer is sometimes slow.
Kohls Ranch Lodge
EAST HIGHWAY 260
Payson, Arizona 85541
Hotel | "Anna Michielini's apartments"
We had an apartment for five. I was worried about not finding a room if we showed up without reservation. I would suggest showing up. There were plenty of rooms. We loved Riomaggiore, and I will stay in that town next time I go, only in a double room in someone''s home. I would highly recommend Michiellini Anna''s apartments. They are an excellent value if you are travelling in a group of 4. Daniela speaks English and is so nice. She gave us a bottle of her father''s wine as a wedding gift. Riomaggiore has a neat rocky swimming area that we loved. The only problem with the apartment is that it is across the street from the bar, which is very loud until 1am. We were very tired and were able to sleep, anyway!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 17, 2001
Affittacamere Anna Michielini
Via Colombo, 143
Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
Hotel | "Albergo Cannon d'Oro"
This place was okay. We had a bad experience because of a rave that went on behind the hotel until 3:30am. The staff did not speak english, there were no fans, and we basically didn''t sleep much. Breakfast was not free, and we didn''t try it. Very close to Il Campo, which we loved!
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 17, 2001
Avalon Excalibur Acapulco
COSTERA MIGUEL ALEMAN 163
Acapulco, Mexico 39670
Hotel | "Hotel Corso"
This place was a two star and cheaper than all the one star places we stayed! We didn''t try the breakfast because we only stayed one night and left too early the next morning. Very quiet, clean place with air conditioning. Staff was very nice, some speak english. If I were to visit Orvieto again, I would stay here.
4090 Enchanted Oaks Circle
Kissimmee, Florida 32741
Hotel | "Hotel Il Nido"
We liked this place because we had a sea view!! Beds were terrible, but sleepable. Staff was very friendly. I would probably stay here again, even though it is up above the historic area of Sorrento. They shuttle you down and back several times a day, and a public bus goes that way. Inconvenient if you want to go back to your room during the day. We would have liked the option of going back to change etc, but we didn''t because we didn''t want to waste time. I would recommend Sorrento as a home base. We were glad that we stayed there and took trips to Capri and Positano, rather than dragging our luggage around every day. They have good internet access. Breakfast was croissants, rolls, oj, coffee, tea.
951 West Ranch Road
Hotel | "B&B Pascucci"
Most interesting place we stayed. It was a double room in an Italian''s apartment near
Piazza Navona. Fabulous location. Luciano speaks very little English, and we had fun
communicating with him (not being sarcastic, it was fun). Super nice guy who rents out
only one room and loves what he does. He set us up with a "program" each day of things
to see. Room was small but I imagine typical of an Italian apartment. Had air conditioning
and a private bath. Luciano serves you breakfast in his dining room; a croissant, passion fruit juice, tea, coffee. He started renting his room during the 2000 jubilee when the mayor asked people to help out with the lack of rooms. His wife is sometimes there
(speaks no english but speaks french and very nice), but usually watching their grandson.
If you are nervous about your Italian, you can reserve him though the Beehive''s room finding service (hostel in Rome, I think their address is www.cross-pollinate.com). This was our favorite accomodation because it was so "italian." We will stay here again.
Mayan Palace La Jolla De Cortes
Carretera Penasco- Caborca Km 24
Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
01 638 383 0402
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2001
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2002
Massachusetts, United States