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Montelpuciano as a base in Tuscany?....a good choice?

Montelpuciano as a base in Tuscany?....a good choice?

Old May 27th, 2003, 04:13 AM
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Montelpuciano as a base in Tuscany?....a good choice?

I am plannib a lat minute tripo...leaving in about 4 weeks.

We have the chance to get a small apartment in Montelpuciano ata reasonable price.
Would that be a good base from which to explore Tuscany?

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Old May 27th, 2003, 04:26 AM
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Sure, MontepuLciano can be a good base. But it's in southern Tuscany so just keep in mind when you are planning trips to the surrounding towns.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 04:34 AM
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Oops..please excuse all the typos in that first "sentence".

I never should have tried to post a message before having my coffee.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 04:37 AM
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Hi Dick

I suggest that you check ww.trenitalia.com for train schedules and http://www.sita-on-line.it/home.htm for bus routes if you are not planning on renting a car.
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It's an excellent location for both Tuscany and Umbria daytripping. I would strongly recommend renting a car to get the most out of your stau/
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Yes, a car is great. Montepulciano is, if I remember, high up on a hill and it takes awhile to wind up and down to get to the town (and out) to get started to go anyplace. Lots of walking UP and DOWN steep hills. But it is truly lovely and if you have a chance at a nice apartment at reasonable rate, then of course it would be a great base. Pienza is another town that is easy accessable to park, walk, and get around in.....flatter on "top" , but still gorgeous views over the valley.
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Yes, you can explore Southern Tuscany and Umbria from there! Enjoy!
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Old May 27th, 2003, 12:47 PM
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Montepulciano is nice. Eat at La Grotta across from the cathedral. Wonderful. We also enjoyed Covo Di Obelisk - a little modern place on the flatland below the town - really good pastas & pizza in a relaxed atmosphere. Not historic, but very good.
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