After four trips to Italy in the last 6 years, we keep coming back to L'Ombricolo, our favorite B&B. It's in a beautiful setting, with sweeping views across vineyards to the Umbrian hills. Located where Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany come together, it's an easy 90-minute drive from the Rome airport, and perfect for day trips to many favorite Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns -- including Orvieto, Siena, Todi, Perugia, and Assisi. Rick Steves' favorite "back door" hill town, Civita di Bagnoreggio, is only a few miles away. Hostess Dawne has restored an old farmhouse in exquisite taste, and spares no effort in making her guests feel comfortable and pampered. Definitely try to schedule at least one dinner at Dawne's amazing table (salvaged from planks in an old cow barn), where the conversation flows as freely as the wine, and the food is out of this world. Dawne is British by birth, but has lived in Italy for many years -- some of them working in the Italian film industry. She has made L'Ombricolo a wonderfully welcoming place that has given us some of our happiest European memories.