Venere.com

One thing Europe is way behind on is pervasive internet coverage. We were trying to find a room in one of the 25 hotels in Cinque-Terre (Italy) and were having a bad time of it. The websites for the hotels in this region are unbelievably bad, often one page, no price, no online booking, sometime not even an email address.

Thank god we found Venere.com. This might just be the best hotel booking site I’ve ever seen (US or not). It’s definitely the way to book your hotels if you’re ever going to Europe.

They have beautiful maps, online booking, photos and information about the hotels, prices, everything… it seriously kicks ass.

Kudos to their team – this is a really well done site.