John W. and others - I've said it before, but it's worth saying again
- do check out Karen Brown's guides to Italy. The place we stayed at outside
Orvieto, Fattoria la Cacciata, was romantic, the owners were wonderful,
the food (included in full board) was amazing, the wine was their own,
the pool and terrace overlooked a valley towards Orvieto's cathedral.
All this talk of Italy has really got me daydreaming. We just saw The
Talented Mr. Ripley and wow did Venice look delicious!
Erica in Chicago