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Hotel, market in Bologna; Also Gaiole in Chianti

Tater | May 26, 2003 09:55 AM

We arrive in Bologna this coming Saturday and still do not have a room for that, our only night. It seems to be very difficult to find a quality room at a reasonable (around 100 euro) price. Any help?

Also any recommendations for markets (storefront or open) open Sat afternoon or Sunday? We only have Sat night there before we head to Parma, then Milan, Cinque Terra, Florence and finally 4 nights with friends in a villa in Gaiole in Chianti (20km south of Siena).

Any recommendations for the area around Gaiole? I've gleaned quite a bit of information about Siena and other day trips in the area, but wondered if anyone had specific knowledge about the immediate area around Gaiole.

Off the food topic--any cycling-related must-sees or dos? I realize we are arriving in Milan the day after the final Giro d'Italia stage. Other than that, any other recs?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tater (hangs out on the South board mostly--if ever in Memphis or Atlanta, let me know)

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