|07-21-2008, 04:15 PM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: New York City
Good places north of Rome, Italy?
Hey, all. I'm studying abroad in Rome for the month of July and we have a free weekend next weekend, so I've rented a Honda Deauville 700. I'll be riding with my girlfriend, 2-up, and would like to know if anyone can recommend some nice places, north of Rome (has to be north, since my girlfriend is Roman and scoffs at anything southern) that we can go to. I have the bike from friday morning to monday morning, so I'm planning to leave Friday morning and come back Sunday night. This means that we'd also have to find lodging somewhere in the area, so if anyone can point us in the right direction, that would be awesome. I'm trying to stay within a 3-hour distance, since we have a 600km limit. It's fine if I go a bit over that, but I don't want to do 1000km, since it's .33 EUR per extra km.
Ideally, I'd like to stay 2 nights in 2 different places, so that we can see as much as possible. Some possibilities are Todi, Spoletto, Assisi, and anything else in Umbria since it's absolutely beautiful there. We've been to Florence already, so that's out. We love quaint, little mountain towns since they have the best wine and food, in our experience, but we're open to anything that's authentic Italy (not touristy like the big cities). My girlfriend speaks Italian very fluently, so the language barrier is not a problem.
If anyone has any recommendation and can point us in the right direction, I'd be forever grateful! Ciao!
|07-21-2008, 06:40 PM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: SoOrange NJ USA
in Cetona 53040 , 180 km N Roma, just west of Chiusi exit A1 autostrada (but you can ride back roads of course)
A pricey but very 'romantic' setting for lunch, dinner or even overnight.
|07-22-2008, 01:58 AM||#3|
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Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Zuerich, Switzerland
Don't make a plan! Just let it float! You find Agriturismos everywhere and they all are nice! If you anyway need to have a plan or a confirmed room, checkt the agriturismo website.
Buy yourself a Micheline Map 1:200'000. Either Map Nr. 563
(ISBN-13: 978-2067004306) or the tourist-version of the same area (ISBN-13: 978-2067126244)
Follow the green marked roads on this maps only and you will have loads of fun! There's no such thing as "the best place" or "the nicest road" as EVERYTHING is the best and the nicest!
Eat lots of pizza and pasta and enjoye local redwine:-)
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|07-22-2008, 03:54 PM||#4|
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Two places : Civitella di Bagnoregio (near Orvieto)
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|08-01-2008, 09:30 AM||#5|
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Up North In The UK!
Venice, Sienna, Florence, Pisa??? All north of Rome and are equally beautiful
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