Subject: Re: New member in New Zealand
Hello there and thank you for taking me on. Our group (2 couples traveling around Italy independently before and after 13 of us gather in our Villa on a hilla) have not reserved accommodation in the following places:

a. Venice - 13/16th May b. Chianti - 19/22nd May c. Naples - 2/4th June

We have endeavoured to mix things up a bit for variety and some attempt at budgeting, and to this end have hotels of varying grades and a couple of B& Bs.

We have reserved the following in other destinations:

PARIS - Dauphine St Germaine

Florence -Tornabuoni Beacci

San Casciano dei Bagni- (absolute!!)

Rome - Lungotevere Tor di Nona B& B

Positano - Villa Rosa

We feel that views and position are most important in Venice but prefer authentic to contrived and smoke free rooms. In Chianti we are looking for easy access to a village and ease of tripping around the hilltowns. In Naples I am prepared to be surprised but not mugged!! Hope you seasoned and well informed travelers can help.

Kind Regards, Deb Coates New Zealand