Lucca or Tuscany Country

Old May 30th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Lucca or Tuscany Country

Hello,

I had been planning to stay my last three nights in a hotel in Lucca after a week in Florence. However, 4 weeks before our trip of course I'm having doubts and am now considering renting a villa for a weekend (July 2-July 4).

Question: Are there any that might rent just for the weekend and is this change worthwhile. The thought of having a lazy weekend in the tuscany country side after a week in Florence is starting to sound very appealing!!
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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Hi b,

Lucca is in Tuscany.

I think that you will find it just what you are seeking.

See http://www.welcometuscany.it/tuscany/lucca/lucca.htm

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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Lots of good options ! Please tell us where you depart Italy and if a car is an option. But, after Florence, I would head south, not to Lucca.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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We are considering a car. I just feel like driving around wine country in Tuscany would be a better way to end our week than two nights in Lucca.
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BTW, we depart from Pisa. So I didn't want to go much farther south than Siena.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 05:27 AM
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I agree. Get a car and base yourself near Siena to see San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, and Montalcino. Look at Hotel Pescille near San Gim. as a reasonable base location.
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Personally I'd have 3 nights in Florence and a week touring the countryside - I think a week in Florence is too long. After about 3 days the crowds get to me.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 05:35 AM
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P.S. I very much doubt you'd be able to rent a villa for less than a week in July, the peak Italian holiday month.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for the info. How far is Siena from Florence. I was planning one night in Castellini and then another night near San Gim.
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Just received availability notice for http://www.ilparetaio.it/
seems pretty cool and well located. Any feedback/experience?
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