Nicest areas of Tuscany for B&B?

Old Oct 10th, 2006, 07:37 PM
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Nicest areas of Tuscany for B&B?

My fiancé and I are planning to go to Tuscany for our honeymoon. We are flying in and out of Florence, and will also be visiting Pisa. We want to spend most of our time at a Bed & Breakfast somewhere in Tuscany. We would like to find an area that is beautiful and somewhere that is somewhat close to wineries and other entertainment. We will be renting a car, but we donít want to have to travel too far to get to our various destinations.



Does anyone have any recommendations for really nice areas in Tuscany for a honeymoon? We are both artists, and love Italian art. We also love wine!



Thank you!!!
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Old Oct 10th, 2006, 10:19 PM
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Hi annala, congratulations! I just returned from Italy and my first time in Tuscany. I stayed in Montepulciano at the Politian apartments and loved the area and the apt. I picked Montepulciano based on recommendations on this sight and reading about the different areas of Tuscany. It is in southern Tuscany in the areas known as the Crete Senese. The views are very typically Tuscan and more sparse then northern Tuscany, which is green and lush. There is alot to see in the area, many wineries, olive oil producers, great restaurants etc. For art definitely stay a few nights in Florence to see that cities many art treasures. Enjoy!
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We have just spent a week in Montalcino. In my opinion, the area of Montalcino-Pienza-Montepulciano is the nicest in all of Tuscany. The countryside and views are picture-postcard. We stayed in a hotel in Montalcino but I know that several people have recommended agriturismos on this board. Maybe some of them will answer that question for you.

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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 02:59 AM
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I second the recommendation for the Val D'orcia area. Check this site out for much info and B&B ideas.
www.nautilus-mp.com
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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 03:38 AM
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definitely the Pienza /Val d'Orcia area...
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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 03:42 AM
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Hi,

Here is a few suggestions for accommodation:

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4146

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4204

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4147

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4260

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4405

http://www.tuscanweb.com/property/?ID=4237

Hope it helps.
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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 04:29 AM
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Hi Annala and Jenv - We were at the Polician Sep. 23-30. We loved it there but I think if I were on a honeymoon I would like a Bed & Breakfast. It was such a treat in Positano to have our breakfast brought in every morning.
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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 04:56 AM
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I concur---Val d' Orcia is the best.
Here are 2 of my favorite B&Bs.

www.letraverse.it
www.montalcinoitaly.com

You will need a car.
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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 07:22 AM
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I'll jump on the bandwagon also. The Val d'Orcia is the prettiest countryside in Italy - and my favorite in all of Europe. Last time we were there, we never ventured outside the Val d'Orcia (except for a trip to Siena) for the entire week. On previous trips to Italy, we did do some day-trips out, and every time we returned to the Val d'Orcia we said to ourselves - "why did we leave - this area is the best"??

Take some long walks or bicycle rides.

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Old Oct 11th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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On another travel forum, saw a good review for Vinarium and their wine tours http://www.vinaio.com/
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I just got back from Italy, where we spent a week in the Val d'Orcia (based on recommendations here), and it did not disappoint. We drove all over Tuscany, but I thought the area we stayed in was the most beautiful.
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Best wishes for a long, healthy life together! We love La Saracina...someone (I believe Stu) recommended it to us several years ago and find it to be a charming B&B owned & run graciously by Simonetta. It is a very romantic place, perfectly situated between Montapulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, and San Quirico with spectacular views. Check out the website...www.lasaracina.it. We've also stayed at Locanda dell Amorosa, which we loved, but the location isn't quite as ideal for driving to the different towns. It's a beautiful, romantic place to stay, though, as well. Hope this helps...
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Dear annala,

i'm very happy for you with your wedding and i'm very proud you are coming to my city Florence on honeymoon!! This is the right choice!!! Do you want a romantic & unique please to stay in the heart of the city? take a look at accademiahouse . com and I'm sure you'll find what you are lookinf g for.

Best wishes.

Marco
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THank you all so much for your wonderful recommendations! I'm sure that with all these ideas, we will find the perfect location for the honeymoon of our dreams!
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