April-Provence or Umbria/Tuscany?

Dec 6th, 2008, 05:06 AM
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April-Provence or Umbria/Tuscany?

Thinking about a 2 week trip in April. Which should we visit or should we attempt both?
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Dec 6th, 2008, 05:53 AM
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Either one but given 2 weeks, certainly NOT both!

Maybe this will help you decide...

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Dec 6th, 2008, 07:00 AM
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Tuscany in April is fabulous - especially the Val d'Orcia. That's our favorite time to be there. The winter wheat (maybe it's rye) covers the rolling hills like a green velvet blanket, with cypress trees & medieval villages sticking up here-&-there. Florence isn't overcrowded yet - we saw David with only 3 other people in the room.

I think Provence can get the Mistral in April. Visit this region in late June or July when the lavender is in bloom.

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Dec 6th, 2008, 06:22 PM
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much appreciated!
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Dec 7th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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I've been to both areas during the Spring and I can't say that one is more desirable than the other. It's a glorious time to visit!! But definitely don't try to do both...pick either Provence or Tuscany and soak it up.
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I've been to both in the month of April. Fortunately, we had very good weather in both areas and the weather was very similar too. Although before Provence we spent 6 days in Dordogne and it rained every day. For both France and Italy, we only needed a light jacket. I loved both areas, but for me personally, I would choose Italy. It was greener and in my opinion the landscape can't be beat! In fact, we're going back again in May.
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We decided to go Mar. 15-Mar. 31. Our itinerary is: Venice 4 nights, Cinque Terre 3 nights, Tuscany/Umbria 4 nights, Siena 1 night, Florence 3 nights. If anyone has ideas on where to stay/go in Tuscany/Umbria (with a car), please chime in. Thanks for all of your help to date.
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