Italy has lots of web sites, so I'd
suggest some time with your
favorite search engine.
Agriturismo is a gov't-supported
program of B&B type lodging on
working farms, and they're often
quite affordable. If you have a car,
look for banners in small towns
advertising a "sagra" of some kind
(sagra dal funghi, for
example)..these local celebrations
are a great place to eat like the
locals, and in the fall many have
booths selling the local olive oil
and novello wine (oil harvest in
Tuscany starts arounf 11/1). A
good site for info is at
You can email webmaster Carlo,
who loves food, if you want
additional advice. The site also has
a villa listing for most of northern
Have great trip.
re: Allan Evans
>>Gambero Rosso has published a Guida delle Osterie, the Gambero Rosso web
site (which seems to be a bit
sluggish this morning), and other web pages...Travel
and Leisure, NY Times Travel section, etc.
My son swears by Osteria di Binari in Milan, and I
like Il Carpaccio. In Assisi, drive to the next town--
Spello--and eat at Il Cacciatore and La Bastiglia.
Jim Zurer - Washington DC