Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Touring Tuscany: Hire a Driver or Drive Ourselves?

Jump to last reply

Hey Fodor Gurus!

My fiance and I will be honeymooning in Italy for 20 days in June. After landing in Venice and spending a few days there, we'll be taking the train to Florence, where we've allotted nearly a week because we're both big wine and pasta fans and wanted the time to explore different vineyards, cooking class options, etc. in the Tuscan areas.

My question is, what's the best way for us to do this - should we hire a driver and do day trips from Florence to the vineyards/villas/classes and back, or should we drive ourselves? And, if we do the driving, is it in our best interest to stay over at (or close to) our excursion instead of driving back to Florence?

Essentially, I'm looking to avoid getting lost in the middle of the Italian countryside when we don't speak the language, and I don't have any idea how hard or easy it is to navigate the area.

If you think we're better off hiring a driver, any suggestions out there of a great one? And, if you have any killer recommendations for non-commercial wineries/vineyards, villas or cooking classes, send them my way as we haven't booked a blessed thing yet!

Thanks so much!

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Current Recs for accommodations near Glencoe
  2. 2 When to go to Sicily
  3. 3 Trip Report Oct. 2014 in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenagro and Bosnia-Herzegovina: TR
  4. 4 Trip Report 1,000,001 Steps: Ups and Downs in Greece for 3 Weeks
  5. 5 Sicily in May 2015 Itinerary Question
  6. 6 Working Holiday in Germany
  7. 7 Too Ambitious of an Itinerary?
  8. 8 Lakes District UK
  9. 9 River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  10. 10 Trip Report Chilling in the Cyclades May 2014--Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Athens
  11. 11 Paris French Language School - Help me decide:
  12. 12 December vacation help, 2 weeks - southern Italy or Spain or other?
  13. 13 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  14. 14 Need Advice: 12 Days in Europe
  15. 15 Transport in Venice
  16. 16 England & Scotland in April
  17. 17 How to structure this trip?
  18. 18 Wengen to Torino?
  19. 19 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  20. 20 Trip Report Notes on Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris - Sept 8-28, 2014
  21. 21 Trip Report Loving Italy: our trip to Rome, San Gimigniano and Venice
  22. 22 Tentative 2 week itinerary for Paris
  23. 23 Pleasant Perches from which to Ponder Paris?
  24. 24 Prebook B&Bs
  25. 25 Suggestions for Munich in early December
View next 25 » Back to the top