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Offline Stuart Fordyce

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on: 11 October, 2013, 12:03:51 PM
Just back from a two week holiday to Italy, and stayed in some lovely places. Here's a list to help with trip planning:

Hotel Villa Liberty, Corso Tortona, Pontecurone, Piedmont, Italy - superb mansion house hotel in a charming little village. Friendly people, lovely rooms, great breakfasts

Hotel Alla Rocca, Bazzano, Bologna, Italy. Hotel in a charming village near Bologna (so handy for Ducati factory, Imola WSBK, Bologna foodiness, and the Futa Pass). Secure underground car park, very helpful staff, village has a cheap laundrette for doing your kit halfway through the trip. Good breakfasts and evening meals.

Hotel Ambasciatori, Misano Adriatico, Italy. Pleasant hotel right on the beachfront in Misano Adriatico, and a five minute ride from the circuit (MotoGP and WSBK). Has access to a private beach club where you can swim, play table tennis or table football, or sunbathe. The beach club also did free spaghetti!

Hotel Arthur, Via Statale, Solignano Nuovo, Province of Modena, Italy. About an hour out of Bologna. Very near Modena and Maranello for Ferrari spotting. Truly amazing baths. The village also has a superb restaurant at the other end (ten - fifteen minutes walk), with some of the best Italian food you'll ever eat. As well as some of the most bizarre - saw a bloke having a pizza with chips on top!

Hotel Malaspina, Piazza dell'Indipendenza, Firenze, Italy. Handy for the sights of Florence - only a ten minute walk from the Duomo. Pretty much right at the start or the end of the Futa Pass, and about half an hour's ride from Mugello. Great breakfasts and the staff's restaurant tips are worth knowing.

And then go to the Cinque Terre and enjoy the coastline!
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