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• A beautifully renovated rental apartment in a quiet neighborhood near the Vatican. Alessandra is a wonderful host. See also:
• Lovely B&B in an olive grove just outside Orvieto. Selita and Ennio are your gracious hosts.
Hotel La Badia
• In the mood for a splurge? This amazing 12th-century abbey below Orvieto is listed in the Historic Hotels of Europe.
Hotel Urbano V
• Lovingly restored medieval palazzo in the historic quarter of Montefiascone, above beautiful Lake Bolsena.
• Beautiful old monastery with a spectacular location on the slopes of Lake Albano's crater. One of a kind.
• Hard-to-find tidbits about Italy travel, featuring Nemi author Margaret Stenhouse.
Via Appia Regional Park
• this huge greenbelt is a joy to explore
• small group tours to Italy
• Rome's port, a marvelously preserved ancient town
• cultural holidays in Italy
Buzz in Rome
• When in Rome, do as the Romans. This blog serves up fresh news and latest trends in the city. More than the famous monuments, this kind of stuff will make your stay memorable.
Your Own Private Tuscany
• a guide to Italian vacation rentals
Discovering Roman Roads
• guide to artifacts along the 356-mile Via Appia
Villa Giulia National Museum, Rome
• wonderful Etruscan stuff
Roman Roads Teaching Ideas
• Road construction methods simply explained
The Etruscans in the Tuscia Region
• Etruscan sites to visit in Viterbo province
• Immerse yourself in ancient Rome with Saylor's tales of Gordianus the Finder.
- a New York Times bestseller - portrays the gradual emergence of an empire. Available on
• An American based in Italy, Lappin has written two novels set in the Tuscia region north of Rome, and teaches
creative writing workshops
is available on
• Burgundy’s three novels focus on the ancient Etruscans, although one is set in modern Tuscany. Her intent is to familiarize Americans with these intriguing people. Available on
• Italian train schedules
David Rumsey Map Collection
• Beautiful antique maps
• European train schedules
Istituto Geografico Militare
• Detailed topographic maps of Italy; mostly quite old but still useful
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