We are heading for Umbria next week. (Sept. 17) We're picking up our car in Rome and driving to Umbria; our apartment is in Trevi, just north of Spoleto and south of Assissi. (Otherwise we'd have had to wait 5 hours in Rome to catch the van for our area.) I am a first time Europe driver, but I have driven in Australia. We decided not to bring a GPS--wish we had read this discussion before; the untours folks weren't very high on them. I will have a good navigator with me, the Untours directions, and the Michelin map. Anyone have any advice for someone in my situation?
Also we are planning a driving trip to Lago di Bolsena. Has anyone visited there or have any advice about the trip? (duration of drive, ease of finding roads, heaviness of traffic, etc. etc.) Thanks