This morning I ran across a new lodging option for your next trip to Italy. Yes, I love the comfort of clean hotels and hospitality of pensions; but how staying in an Italian village that has been resurrected as a hotel?
This has got to be one of the neatest ways to experience the culture. From CNN travel: "This new type of hotel is probably the closest travelers can come to living like a local in Italy. You stay in apartments or rooms in renovated houses that sit next to buildings still occupied by residents, "inserting yourself into a town and becoming part of it temporarily," says Giovanni Pacifico, the site manager for Sextantio il Albergo Diffuso."
You can read the article here. http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/getaways/08/06/italian.village.hotel/index.html
Reason 5,376 to start planning for your next Italian getaway...