Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Kech YAHOO mail solutions CONTACT ☎ 1:800:982:8520 Technical SUPP0RT Care
  2. 2 8 days in st Remy - surprise trip for hubby
  3. 3 Paris Perfect Legal?
  4. 4 Scotland itinerary help
  5. 5 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
  6. 6 Looking for an apartment to rent. Better than hotel?
  7. 7 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  8. 8 two days to travel from bolzano to assisi
  9. 9 Edinbrugh
  10. 10 Lunch in Lake Garda
  11. 11 Bus from Potsdam to Dresden
  12. 12 Trip Report Swimming to Paris
  13. 13 15 days in Croatia - Advise Needed
  14. 14 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  15. 15 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  16. 16 Istria in two days
  17. 17 Day tour from Edinburgh - Hairy Coo v/s Rabies?
  18. 18 Transportation from Westport via Athlone to Belturbet or Ballinamore area
  19. 19 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  20. 20 Warning about visa subcontractor VFS Global in Chicago
  21. 21 Hiking in Switzerland
  22. 22 Need advice on the place to visit in Prague
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip Report: Austria - salt mine, ice cave, Habsburgs' Summer Palace
  24. 24 Trip Report Notes on our Edinburgh trip (end of May 2017)
  25. 25 Belfast leading up to July 12
View next 25 » Back to the top

Would you keep Arezzo in this itinerary for Tuscany

Jump to last reply

I know one week in Tuscany will not be enough time but for a first visit I'm trying to not overload our days. We will be there the middle of October so I expect it won't be "relax by the pool" weather.

For my itinerary's first draft I am planning one day for Siena, one for Volterra, one day to explore the Chianti region, one day for Montpulciano and Montalcino and their wines, one day for Arezzo and one day yet unplanned. I hope to explore the sights surrounding the towns as part of each days travels.

We are staying in Monteriggioni which is only 16 miles from San Gimignano so I thought we could visit there before dinner one evening.

I use Michelin Guides to check for recommended towns which is why I put Arezzo on my itinerary. It is the farthest driving distance from Monteriggioni and I'm wondering if I should keep it or replace it with the closer Chianti castles, or more wineries or the abbeys in Tuscany. I've gotten so many helpful suggestions from my questions here that I'm finding much more to see in Tuscany than time allows.

For some trip background our week in Tuscany comes after 8 nights in Verona, 4 nights in Venice and 4 in Florence; then after Tuscany we spend a couple of nights in Bologna. This is our third trip to Italy but the first to all places on our itinerary.

The main reason to visit Arezzo seems to be the frescoes at San Francesco. Are there many other sights that draw visitors to Arezzo? Would Arezzo be atypical for a first visit to Tuscany--I do like to include the uncommon ;;)

I would appreciate comments and recommendations regarding my itinerary. Thank you, Deborah

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement