Just returned from a fabulous vacation in Italy. I can see how one can fall in love with the country… great food, good wine, excellent weather and great people. We landed in Milano and drove from Milano to Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa and back to Milano. We stayed in small towns like Spello and Volterra in Tuscany, in some excellent hotels.I was truly surprised at the hotel facilities and the view of the mountains and the landscape. It was truly phenomenal. I will post some pictures soon. We stayed in two particularly excellent hotels which I recommend
1. La Bastiglia in Spello
2. Park Hotel Le Fonti

Both had excellent restaurants, La Bastiglia is a Michelin Star restaurant.

Most memorable experience was the Sistine Chapel painting by Michelangelo in the Vatican Museum.