We did everything we had to do for international travel during the COVID-19 experience. We flew with Air France non-stop Vancouver to Paris, then from Paris to Rome. We made the right choice to build in extra transfer time at Paris. One hour is too tight to make the change from the International to the Domestic Terminals. Renault picked us up at the airport and took us to the Renault Pick-Up Centre, about a 15-20 drive away from the airport.
The four segments to this year's travels were:
|Lazio - Latina - our base is a beautiful apartment in the coastal town of San Felice Circeo.
|Tuscany - Chianti - our apartment at the Petrafitta Agriturismo is located just outside of Castellina-in-Chianti.
|Lazio - Tuscia - our apartment located in the told town of Castel Cellesi.
|Rome - we had to find a new apartment, and selected an apartment on historic via Governo Vecchio. Great location.
We arrived in Rome and drove for an hour and a half to the town of San Felice Circeo located on the coast south of Rome. After a week in San Felice Circeo we drove north to Castelina-in-Chianti to return to the Agriturismo Petrafitta, were we have stayed a number of times. That was one of our longest day drives taking just under five hours. Our next destination was just over two hours south, in the old village of Castel Cellesi located between Orvieto and Bolsena. From Castell Cellesi it was two hour drive back to Rome. This involved dropping the care back at the Renault TT delivery/drop off location near Fiumicino and a week in Rome.
San Felice Circeo is a very old town, and as a resort is popular with Italians and Europeans.This was our base to travel this area.
San Felice Circeo Lighthouse
It was gppd to return to Casteliina-in-Chianti and stay at Borgo di Pietrafitta. Castellina-in-Chianti is well positioned in Tuscazny located about 35 kilometres south of Florence and about 15 kilometres northwest of Siena.
Tuscany landscape is unforgeable.
We drove south to the Lazio Region to stay at an apartment in the small village of Castel Cellesi. A small town dating back to the 1600s. A church of course but no stores or cafes. It is well positioned being about 40 minutes from Orvieto or 20 minutes to Viterbo. We enjoyed our stay at our apartment in Castel Cellesi and booked again to return in 2022!
Many old medieval towns build on the slopes of hills to explore.
Finally we returned to Rome. We had to find a new apartment as the location we have previously been rented was taken off the market. Our apartment this year was located on the historic via Governo Vecchio was well positioned to explore Rome.
Our apartment had a private patio, however, being the first week of November, there really was not the weather to enjoy the patio.
Our apartment was on the very interesting via Governo Vecchio pack with interesting shops, bars and restaurants. Just down the street is the Piazza Navona.
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