Cousins trip to Italy

Old Sep 21st, 2021, 06:20 AM
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Cousins trip to Italy

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We are looking to rent a property for 12-16 people in September 2022. Not sure of the region yet but most likely Tuscany. Somewhere in the country but with an easy drive to a city would be perfect. Any places you might have stayed that you would recommend?
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Old Sep 21st, 2021, 06:49 AM
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September means that even in the south it will be reasonably warm just not roasting.

Tuscany is a good choice but also look at to get an idea of larger places often with different levels of staffing included.

You might also look a "masseria" especially in Puglia (go to google maps for the area and type in that word in the search and red dots will appear)

Something will have replaced Al Italia for internal flights, trains are also good to get around.

How much do you want to spend?

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Depending on what you mean size-wise when you say "city," rather than an "easy drive to a city," I'd look for a location with either train or good bus service to a city or within taxi range. You'll be using multiple vehicles to move that number of people, but, even with just one car, navigating your way to/from a city while avoiding ZTLs, finding parking, etc., can be challenging. If you just mean an easy drive to a place for dinner, that's different.

Although you haven't firmly picked a region, you should do a bit of research to know what you'd want to see/do, decide how much driving you want to do, etc. There's no value in getting a recommendation for a wonderful property that's a 2-3 hour drive from what you want to see. Many look to the Siena area because it appears to be in the middle of Tuscany, but drive times to places like Pisa/Lucca, Montepulciano and Orvieto (technically Umbria) are long for day trips. Siena itself is a fairly large city with lots of morning and afternoon rush-hour traffic.

How many nights would you stay? Will the various family members be OK with the fact that there will be variety in the individual rooms, different bed configurations, different bathrooms and different access to bathrooms? How will you decide who gets which room and how much each will pay? (You may feel your family "isn't like that," but you'd be surprised how this can matter to some people.) A villa that sleeps 16 in similar rooms will be very hard to find.

One quick google found this list... There are other similar websites.
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