Tuscany

May 27th, 2018, 06:29 PM
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Tuscany

We are travelling in a campervan around the Tuscany area for about 2.5 weeks end of Sept/Oct
We are looking forward to exploring rural villages , wine areas , local markets . Clearly needing some recommended campsites and happy to use our bikes to get out and about .
Love some ideas to help form our itinerary
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May 27th, 2018, 07:31 PM
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We last visited Tuscany late September 2016. I cant help with campsites, as we usually rent a car and stay in B&BS/agriturismos, but can provide some input with route/itinerary planning, basis our experience.

After picking up a car in Florence, we drove down the Chiantigiana (see https://www.chianti.com/traveling-through-chianti.html) and broke journey in Siena for a few nights (for Siena itself and exploring San Gimignano/Volterra,etc.). We then detoured through the Crete Senesi and based ourselves just outside Montalcino (for Val D'Orcia) for a few nights. Many would agree that the most spectacular scenery in Tuscany is in Val D'orcia, with lots of interesting places to visit nearby - San Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano etc.
There a wealth of information on Fodors in prior posts including https://www.fodors.com/community/europe/scenic-drives-in-tuscany-975487/ , some other very useful references for us were slowtrav.com/italy/tuscany/hs_planning.htm and karenbrown.com/itinerary/romantic-tuscany/ and discovertuscany.com
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May 28th, 2018, 09:25 AM
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Can I ask where you stayed just outside Montalcino?
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May 28th, 2018, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AustinTraveler View Post
Can I ask where you stayed just outside Montalcino?
We stayed at Agriturismo La Crociona.
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May 29th, 2018, 10:27 AM
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We stayed at Agriturismo La Crociona.
Thank you very much!
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May 29th, 2018, 10:53 AM
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My wife & I have spent many months vacationing in Tuscany - thanks to our closest friends who purchased a second home in San Quirico in the Val d'Orcia - my choice for the most beautiful region in Italy. I developed an Italy itinerary that havs a heavy dose of Tuscany. I've sent out my various itineraries to over 6,000 people on Fodors. If you would like a copy, e-mail me at [email protected] & I'll attach one to the reply e-mail. Specify that you want the Italy itinerary - and do so soon, because we depart for a month in France in 2 weeks.


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May 29th, 2018, 12:04 PM
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I just sent you an email, Stu. Thank you so much!
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May 30th, 2018, 12:37 AM
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I sent you an email.Thank you
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May 30th, 2018, 12:38 AM
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Thank you so much..very helpful
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