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Splashout B&B or hotel experience in Tuscany?

Splashout B&B or hotel experience in Tuscany?

Feb 26th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Splashout B&B or hotel experience in Tuscany?

Bob did it! He's making me reconsider my day trip - possibly make it a two day trip. with an overnight in Tuscany.

I'd leave Florence, head down the wine route and visit Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, and a few other towns in the area, over the two days (or at least day and a half, as I'd end up on the second day in Rome at the end of it - day two's drive would lead to Rome).

where would be your choice of places to stay - in or near which town, and which B&B or hotel did you really love? I'm thinking private terrace, great views from the room/terrace, and so on.

thank you!

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Feb 26th, 2006, 08:15 AM
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lastly - would I be better off dropping the car in one of the towns to take the train the rest of the way into Rome, or just drive to Rome and drop it there?
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Feb 26th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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What time of year are you going?

If it's the height of summer, I'd look for agriturismos with easy parking and a swimming pool. In spring or fall off-season, I'd think about staying in albergo ristorantes. If it's winter, I wouldn't do that trip at all, since the Tuscan countryside is often foggy, snowy, rainy or bare.

I also wouldn't rent a car to drive to Siena. You can more easily take public transportation to Siena, tour the town, and then rent your car in Siena. Touring Siena will easily consume half a day or more of your time.

A car is really best if you want to visit small towns not served by train lines because driving and parking in the larger towns is very taxing, especially in high season.

If you want a car, consider dropping it off in Orvieto, and touring the town before taking the tran to Rome.

If you don't want a car, there are many wonderful places to see in Tuscany that are accessible by train and bus.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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Better idea ! Drop the car in Chiusi or Orvieto depending on your AE vendor.

Here are 2 good places to consider:
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Feb 28th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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Bob - even better, I've extended my trip a day and am staying two days in Tuscany, instead of just an overnight.

still haven't heard back from the places you reco'd. hope I get in!
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