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bookmarking---thanks to all. second trip to Tuscany and can't wait!
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Hi Missy --

I'd definitely suggest the very closeby Pienza, and slightly futher (maybe 40 minutes?) Montalcino. Montalcino has a great view from its Fortezza and an enoteca in the lower portion.

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Bookmarking - we stayed at Le Manzinaie last time in Tuscany and can't wait to get back and see more.
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We loved Pienza --- it was our favorite little town in Tuscany. You MUST (and I mean MUST) eat at Latte de Luna. One of the best restaurants we went to in Italy, and not too expensive prices. There are lots and lots of reviews on that restaurant on this forum and when I get my trip report up (hopefully in the next few weeks), I'll provide detailed info on our favorite restaurants.

When you go to Cortona, check out the Etruscan Museum -- it's really well done.

On Sant' Antimo - check the times of their chanting shortly before you go. We missed the chanting by five minutes, and there isn't much to see there (though the views are lovely).

I would spend a day just roaming through the stretch from Montepulciano to Cortona and stop at the various wineries. We stopped at Avignonesi (which had a great tour) and Castello de Banfi (great tasting). When we go back to Tuscany, we want to do the same sort of wine tasting in the Chianti region.
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I'd suggest to visit Saturnia...such a magic place! Immersed in the charm of Tuscan valleys, with natural sulphureous springs where you will find ancient Roman baths, enjoyable with your husband even in the night under the stars. I've been there even in suggestive! I love it...

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If go to Volterra I recommend that you check out this restaurant

Also if you are into wine I recommend that you check out Montalcino -">
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Try restaurant Le Logge del Vignola in Montepulciano , onwe of the best meal I had in tuscany
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Stu Dudley - whoever you are...thank you for all the helpful info posted months ago. We are renting a car in Chiusi and staying in Montepulciano for 4 nights in October and I'm sure many of your suggestions will be use. Does anyone have a good map to recommend for driving in Tuscany?
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Touring Club Italiano. Look it up on or in your local chain book store.

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Bookmarking and putting in my vote for Spoleto.
Excellent duomo, acquaduct, market and fort. Recommend Clitunno hotel for it's restaurant (as well as its rooms.)
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