|Subject: Lorica in Calabria or Sestriere, Piedmont|
Sestriere is a well known ski resort in the Alps, but it's indeed very far
from Rome and I don't know if it's worth to drive up there from Rome for
only a week. Maybe, if you like big mountains ...but you can't see too much
of Italy from up there, excepting Piedmont.
Lorica is a small town in the mountains of Sila, near Cosenza. My tourbook
says it's beautiful, but in this case too your chance of day trips is
reduced by the distance from most famous places and by the roads (no
highway down there.
The only winning point vs Sestriere is it's closer to Rome.
I'd say both those places are fit for relax and nature lovers; Sestriere is
of course more upscale.
Hope this was what you were looking for :-)