The Pilgrim's Italy
Region Tourist Boards
Bella Umbria www.bellaumbria.net Umbria tourist info.
Emilia Romagna Turismo www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it Emilia Romagna tourist info.
In Toscana www.intoscana.it Toscana tourist info.
Marche Worldwide www.marcheworldwide.org Marche tourist info.
Marche Voyager www.le-marche.com Marche tourist info.
Puglia Turismo www.pugliaturismo.com Puglia tourist info.
Umbria www.umbria2000.it Umbria tourist info.
Umbria Tourism www.umbriatourism.com Umbria tourist info.
Tourism in Tuscany www.turismo.toscana.it Tuscany tourist info.
TravelCampania.com www.travel-campania.com Campania tourist info.
Campania Region www.turismoregionecampania.it Tourist info.
Tuscany.net www.tuscany.net Tuscany tourist info.
Turismo Lazio www.turislazio.it Lazio tourist info.
Veneto www.veneto.to Veneto tourist info.
The American Catholic Church in Rome www.santasusanna.org Detailed tourist info, tickets for papal audiences, and lodging in convents (Go to “Coming to Rome”).
World Guide Bologna www.bologna.world-guides.com Tourist info.
Costa di Amalfi www.costadiamalfi.it Tourist info for the Amalfi coast including Ravello.
Firenze by Net www.mega.it Florence tourist info.
Firenze On Line www.fionline.it Florence tourist info.
Florenceby.com www.florenceby.com Florence tourist info.
In Roma www.inroma.it Rome tourist info. Click “turismo” & “English version.”
Italy Guide www.romeguide.it Rome tourist info.
Move About Italy www.moveaboutitaly.com Tuscany info.
Ravello www.ravellotime.it Ravello tourist info.
Ravello www.ravello.it Ravello tourist info.
Roma Turismo www.romaturismo.it Rome Tourist info.
Romeby.com www.romeby.com Rome tourist info.
Rome Buddy www.romebuddy.com Rome tourist info.
Terre Siena www.terresiena.it Official website APT Siena.
Tuscany Net www.tuscany.net/tourist/tour5.htm Addresses and Mass times of Non-Catholic and Catholic Churches in Florence.
Veniceby.com www.veniceby.com Venice tourist info.
Venice World www.veniceworld.com Venice tourist info.
Your Way to Florence www.arca.net/florence.htm Florence tourist info.
Autostrade per l’italia www.autostrade.it Highway maps to plan your trip. Click on “Plan your Journey” then search in Italian.
Avventure Bellissime www.tours-italy.com Walking and road tours in Italy.
Camping Italia www.camping.it Campsites throughout Italy.
Concierge.com www.concierge.com/italy Search for destination.
Dream of Italy www.dreamofitaly.com The Insider's Guide to Undiscovered Italy. Travel Newsletter and Resource Center.
Discover Italia www.discoveritalia.com Tourist info.
Dorling Kindersley www.dk.com Eyewitness Travel Guides.
ENIT Italian State Tourist Board www.enit.it Click on “Tourist Offices” and search the town (in Italian) for tourist office.
Ferry Metrò del Mare www.metrodelmare.com phone Campania region ferries. Phone: 19 9600700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fodor’s www.fodors.com Search for destination.
Frommer’s www.frommers.com Search for destination.
IgoUgo www.igougo.com Tourist info & reviews from tourists.
Italy Italia www.italyitalia.com Tourist info.
In Italy Online www.initaly.com Tourist info.
Insight Guides www.insightguides.com Insight guides, maps and phrasebooks.
Internet Cafes in Italy http://cafe.ecs.net Internet connections.
Italia Rail www.italiarail.com Train information in Italy.
Italian Government Tourist Board North America www.italiantourism.com Same as ENIT tourist info.
Italian Tourist Web Guide www.itwg.com On-line hotel reservations & tourist info.
Italy in a Flash www.italyflash.com Tourist info.
Italy Tickets www.italytickets.it Entertainment tickets in Italy.
Italy Travel www.justitaly.org Tourist info.
Italy Travel Escape www.italytravelescape.com Tourist info.
Italy’s Monastery Hotels www.monasteryhotels.com Refurbished monasteries, now two to four star B&B’s or hotels.
Let’s Go www.letsgo.com Written by young adults for budget travel.
Life in Italy www.lifeinitaly.com Dedicated to modern Italian life and culture. Go to Classic Italian Culture/Religion.
Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet.com Guidebooks & tourist info.
Parks in Italy www.parks.it Parks in Italy.
Planetware www.planetware.com Tourist info.
Rail Europe www.raileurope.com U.S. company for online reservations for European railways.
Rick Steves www.ricksteves.com Go to: Plan Your Trip.
Rome Guide www.romeguide.it Ticket reservations and tourist info.
Rough Guides www.roughguides.com Rough Guides, miniguides and phrasebooks.
Routes International www.routesinternational.com Transportation links.
Sacred Destinations www.sacred-destinations.com An illustrated guide to the world's sacred sites, religious architecture and historic holy places.
SITA Bus www.sitabus.it Italian. Phone: 089 871016.
Sulga www.sulga.it Public transportation from Umbria to other parts of Italy.
Time Out www.timeout.com Online travel guides and entertainment for major cities around the world.
Trenitalia www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html Train tickets in Italy.
Via Michelin www.viamichelin.com Online detailed maps.
Visit Europe www.visiteurope.com European Travel Commission.
Welcome to Italy www.emmeti.it All regions tourist info and religious itineraries.
Lodging in Monasteries and Convents
Europe’s Monastery and Convent Guest Houses Kevin J. Wright, Liguori Publications $16.95.
The Guide to Lodging in Italian Monasteries Eileen Barish, Anacapa Press $22.95. www.monasteriesofitaly.com.
dell´Accoglienza Cattolica in Italia www.Hospites.it Search for lodging in convents, monasteries and other lodging. email@example.com
Italia Sixtina www.sixtina.com A French booking service for lodging in convents and monasteries. You provide a price range and pay them directly. If you don’t have time to buy the books or do the research, this is for you.
In Italy www.initaly.com/agri/convents.htm A list of lodging in convents and monasteries can be ordered for $6.00.
Monastery Stays www.monasterystays.com Booking service for monastery lodging.
Reid Guides www.reidguides.com Article on staying in convents. Go to “Finding the Perfect Place to Stay’ & “Alternative Accomodations.”
Santuario della Madonna del Rosario www.santuari.it Search for Sanctuaries in Italy: “Cerca un Santuario.” Italian.
The Best Guide to Meditation by Victor N. Davich. Overview of different meditation techniques and their history. Good for beginners.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Meditation by Joan Budlilovsky & Eve Adamson. Catalogue of meditation practices.
Discovering Jewish Meditation, Instruction & Guidance for Learning an Ancient Spiritual Practice by Nan Fink Gefen. Jewish Meditation for beginners.
How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery by Lawrence Leshan. A beginner’s guide for the best meditation techniques available.
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide by Kathleen McDonald. Buddhist meditation.
How to Meditate: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Art and Science of Meditation by John (Jyotish) Novak. Yoga meditation techniques for beginners.
Insight Mediation: A Step by Step Course on How to Meditate by Sharon Salzberg. Buddhist Vipassana meditation.
Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield. Buddhist Vipassana meditation, Audio CD.
Meditation for Starters by J. Donald Walters. Basic meditation techniques for beginners.
Ananda Online www.ananda.org Yogic meditation. Click on: Lessons in Meditation: Online meditation support & video.
Beliefnet www.beliefnet.com Comprehensive info on all religions. Click on “Faith practices” then “Meditation.”
Contemplative Outreach www.centeringprayer.com Christian Centering Prayer as taught by Thomas Keating.
Dharma Net International www.dharmanet.org Resources for Buddhist Meditation Centers worldwide.
The World Community for Christian Meditation www.wccm.org Christian meditation as taught by Dom John Main OSB. Click on: How to meditate.
Vipassana.com www.vipassana.com/meditation Buddhist meditation in the Theravada tradition. Online course in meditation.
Meditation Retreats Italy
Casa della Pace www.casadellapace.org Yoga and meditation retreat near Gubbio.
Migliara Retreats www.dallaluce.com Retreats in southern Umbria.
Retreats Online www.retreatsonline.com/guide/meditation.htm
Sacred Travel www.sacredtravel.org Assisi East - West Retreat Center, Meditation retreats in Assisi and other sacred sites.
Resources for Travelers with Disabilities
Air Travel Guide for Seniors and Disabled Passengers: The Better Breathing Traveler The American Lung Association of San Diego 619 297-8402 / 619 297-3901
Barrier Free Travel: A Nuts & Bolts Guide for Wheelers & Slow Walkers by Candy Harrington 888 795-4274/215 923-4686 www.emerginghorizons.com
Disappearing Windmills - A Waist High View of the World’s Hotspots by Kate Zee 800 882-3273.
How to Travel: A Guidebook for Persons with Disabilities Fred Rosen 636 394-4950
Accessible Italy www.accessibleitaly.com Non-profit tour operator for individuals with disabilities. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Journeys www.disabilitytravel.com Tours to Italy.
Accessible Rome www.coinsociale.it/tourism/accessiblerome/index.php Tours and free equipment rental in Rome. Once in Rome, pick up their free “Roma Accessible” guide at COIN/Via Giglioli 54-a/00169. Phone: 06 7129011 Fax: 06 71290140 Email: email@example.com.
Access-able Travel Source www.access-able.com Travel info.
CO.IN. www.coinsociale.it/tourism Cooperative Integrate ONLUS is a nonprofit association based in Rome that provides services for people with disabilities. Phone: 06 7129011 Fax: 06 71290140 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DisabledTravelers.com www.disabledtravelers.com Travel info.
Disability Resources on the Net www.disabilityresources.org Click on “Travel & transportation” “Travel guides foreign.”
Emerging Horizons www.emerginghorizons.com Comprehensive travel info for Italy: Go to “Travel Resources,” “Destinations,” “Europe,” “Italy.” Bookstore and newsletter. Phone 209 599-9409.
Global Access News www.globalaccessnews.com Disabled travel network.
Paraplegia News www.pvamagazines.com Click on “Resources” then “Travel.”
Routes International www.routesinternational.com Click on “Travel for the Disabled.”
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality www.sath.org Travelers with disabilities info. Phone: 212 447-7284.
The Vegetarian Traveler: Where to Stay if You're Vegetarian, Vegan, Environmentally Sensitive by Jed Civic International guidebook.
Lodging & Retreats
B&B Corte Armonica Relais Fiesole www.cortearmonica.it Tuscany B&B serving organic vegitarian food. Six miles (8km) from Florence Phone: 055 59334 Email: email@example.com.
Country House Montali www.montalionline.com Umbrian country house near Lake Trasimeno serving gourmet vegetarian food Phone: 075 8350680 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Tortorelle www.sustenanceforthesoul.com A vegetarian agriturismo on the Umbria Tuscany border. Phone: 07 59411564 Email: email@example.com.
Villa Orsini www.villaorsini.com Tuscany vacation apartments serving gourmet vegetarian food.
www.happycow.net Click on “Travel” for vegetarian resources.
Veg Dining www.vegdining.com Vegetarian restaurants around the world.
The Vegetarian Resource Group www.vrg.org/travel Travel information, books, websites, tour operators, bulletin board, and articles.
Vegetarians Abroad www.vegetariansabroad.com Establishments abroad that cater to vegetarians.