Best places to homebase in Italy with a rental car

I’m switching gears now and will be talking about the places I stay when I have a rental car and the ability to get out into the harder to reach areas.  If you missed my favorite cities to home base in using public transportation click here and here.

Le Marche

I specifically stay near the small hill town of Monterubbiano at my favorite B&B called the Vento di Rose.  I love this area for several reasons.  The first is that you will be hard pressed to find a bus load of tourists pouring in and out of these little towns.  The feeling while visiting this area is completely authentic.  I also love the fact that the sea is just a matter of minutes away so you can also experience a varied holiday.

Le marche
Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche


The Amalfi Coast is beautiful but it is a crowded place, especially in the summer months.  I prefer to stay in Furore and explore the coast in the opposite direction as most tourists.  There is a lovely hotel here called Fico d’India with a most gracious named Pino.  Tell him I said hi!

furore italy amalfi coast


To be continued…….

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I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. Laura - 2013-01-15 at 8:28 am Reply

    My sister and I are staying in Furore, May 29th at La Locanda del Fiordo. We are so excited and were wondering if there’s a restaurant close by that you recommend??

    • onceinalifetimetravel - 2013-01-18 at 8:40 am Reply

      Pino has a restaurtand and he just told me this year he will be having pizza making lessons, here is the link
      Restaurant Bacco and Wine bar Bianca Zita are good. I have a favorite place in Ravello, Cumpa Cosimo- This place is not to be missed, one of the best restaurants in the entire area. I suggest the piatto misto della casa, basically their pasta sampler platter. All of their meats, cheeses and vegetables come from their farm in Scala. Via Roma ,42. 089 857 156 Closed Monday

  2. cinziarobbiano - 2013-01-15 at 11:28 am Reply

    you shoul’d add Genova….the greatest historic centre in europe, close to Portofino and Cinque Terre, on the background small villages with old castles and good wine…and much more…

  3. cinziarobbiano - 2013-01-15 at 11:30 am Reply

    you should add Genova…the greatest historic centre in Europe, closed to Portofino and Cinque Terre, and behind the hills small villages with medieval castles, good wine and much more

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