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Palazzo Piccolimini

Staying overnight in Orvieto, may stay at the Palazzo Piccolimini or the B&B magnolia. Has anyone stayed at either one?

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No but after looking at both of those, we ended up at B&B Ripamedici and were VERY happy with the choice. Very quiet, beautiful view, 10 minute walk to Duomo.

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I have stayed at the Palazzo Piccolimini and we loved it. It was very quiet at night and our favorite restaurant in Orvieto is just down the street. The room was nice, the a/c worked, the staff was friendly, the wi-fi never dropped and the breakfast was ample.

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Thank you - what is the name of the restaurant that you enjoyed?

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We stayed at La Magnolia B&B in June of 2009. We loved it! We were first shown a small room with a double bed. I asked if there was a unit available with a kitchen, and was shown an apartamento. (For only 5 euro more a night) The kitchen was large and very well equipped. The bathroom was also large. The bedroom did overlook the main street and had quite a bit of noise one evening as there was a large gathering of young italians at the restaurant/bar across the street. Presumably after a big soccer game. None were unruly and my husband and I actually enjoyed listening to all the italian chatter. We had access to a washing machine for only 3 euro. When we left, our host was not even going to charge us the 3 euro. It was our favorite accomodation in our 17 day Italy trip. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

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We are staying there just one night and willpick up a rental car the next day for a drive to Siena. Any recommended stops? Are you wondering about stops between Orvieto and Siena? This site http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/tuscany/index.htm has some wonderful drives and other notes for points of interest. Use Googlemaps to plot out a course and get off the SR2 a little. It is particularly picturesque to drive between Montacino and Montepulciano. Pienza makes a great lunch stop. The Abbey of Sant'Antimo near Montalcino is worth a detour, as is Monte Oliveto Maggiore near Asciano.

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Al Pozzo Etrusco Piazza Ranieri, 1/a
tel: 0763 344456 The menu is only in Italian and the staff doesn't speak English, yet they are warm and friendly. Lots of locals here as it is located away from the main piazzas & the duomo.

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Thank you - I will add it to our list. Any other suggestions? We are staying there just one night and willpick up a rental car the next day for a drive to Siena. Any recommended stops?

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If you time it right, you can stop in Sant'Angelo in Colle near Montalcino for lunch at Trattoria Il Leccio, and then go to the Abbey for their early afternoon chant.

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Wow. I am unsure what the earliest is that we can pick up the car. I will research this - it sounds like a perfect way spend out break before heading out to Sienna again. Thank you. It is our first trip and based on the feedback from RS travelers - we decided to spend the night in Orvierto and rent a car to drive to Sienna.

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Take the underground tour in Orvieto. You can reserve at the Tourist Office near the duomo. The tour is about 1hr 15m-30m but it's fascinating!