Tuscany 4 nights end of May

Jan 11th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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Tuscany 4 nights end of May

Hi everyone,

I desperately need help choosing Tuscany towns to visit. This is the only region I know very little about. I know that many of these towns are must sees: Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano.

Last year I spent one full day in Florence to see the David and Duomo and would now like to experience the tuscan towns on a leisurely four day trip. I'm in Italy 10 total days fyi, with 4 days dedicated to tuscany. Our budget is flexible 500euro+. I'd be interested in creating an itinerary for these 4 days, staying at 1 or 2 charming places, I'm not a hotel snob so anything highly recommended would be appreciated.

Also, should we attempt driving?

Thanks in advance,
natalie
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Jan 11th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Yes, you will need a car to see Tuscany well. It is larger than you may think and one location is tough to se it all, but with 4 days you need to choose well anyway.
I would stay all 4 nites near Siena and plan 4 day trips like this:
1. San Gimignano & Volterra
2. Siena and parts of Chianti
3. Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, St. Antimo
4. Abbey Oliveto Maggiore, Pienza, Montepulciano
That will be a full plate. Cortona is doable from there but why? Lucca and Pisa are too far. Have fun !
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Jan 11th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Bob - thank you for replying! I know you are very knowledgable and trust your opinion. I think we will take your advice.

What do you think of Locanda Amorosa in Siena? Do you have any recommendations for hotels in Siena?

Thanks in advance,
Natalie
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Jan 11th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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Jan 11th, 2007, 01:31 PM
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See your other post[s].
Locanda Amorosa is great but is 30 miles from Siena. You are a busy girl Natalie !
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Jan 11th, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Consider staying in an agritoursim lodging. The two that I've stayed in are the Salvadonica, about 20 minutes outside of Florence and San Sano, a tiny village in the Chianti region. Both were nice. We took day trips throughout the villages and wineries in the countryside. Both had a pool, but the nicest thing was walking outside in the morning to look at rolling hills and vineyards. The peaceful evenings were priceless. Google agritoursim and find one in a section of Tuscany that interests you the most.
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