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Nov 4th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Tuscany honeymoon accomodation / base location

Hi all,

My fiancee and I are getting married next June and we are planning a Venice / Tuscany honeymoon.

We plan to spend around 5 nights in Tuscany - I am after a few tips please:

1. Accomodation - we are after the picture postcard Tuscan farmhouse set around olive groves and fields etc. Budget is up to €300 per night for B & B. Looking for a romantic setting.

2. Base location - we will be renting a car so looking for a countryside location but within easy reach of the main Tuscan towns - would like to see Florence, Pisa etc but happy to drive an hour ish either way to get there

3. Food - food and wine are important for the trip so looking for an area with lots of good restaurants which isn't usually too difficult to find in Pisa. A village with restaurants in walking distance would be ideal.

Look forward to any help anyone can give and thanks in advance.

Adam
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Nov 4th, 2012, 10:44 AM
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We haven't stayed here yet but have reserved for a week over new years 2013/2014.

http://www.santantonio.it/

It is outside of montepulciano (they have places in town as well) and my friend had her wedding there three years ago and highly recommended it to us.
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Nov 4th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Here are some good options at various price points---and above is also good:


BOB’S FAVORITE DIGS IN TUSCANY
A. RURAL LOCATIONS: All have parking and good food options nearby

1. Relais La Saracina www.lasaracina.it 230 to 300E
Fabulous country home near Montepulciano—helpful owners

2. Cretaiole Agriturismo http://www.cretaiole.it/ Good value for families
Isabella also has 2 apts. in Castelmuzio for rent—wonderful—see her site.

3. Terre di Nano www.terredinano.com 100 to 155
Both rooms and apartments at rural Agriturismo near Monticchiello

4. Casanova di Pescille http://www.casanovadipescille.com/ 100E
Rural B&B 3 KM from famed San Gimignano—we loved the views of San Gim.

5. Fattoria Tregole www.fattoria-tregole.com 110E to 180E
Has both B&B and apartment accommodations. Near Castellina in Chianti

6. Agriturismo apts. near San Quirico— www.poggiolo.info/ About 110E

7. New historic B&B north of Pienza. http://www.camprena.it/index.htm
Site of filming for THE ENGLISH PATIENT About 90E for double

8. http://www.borgoargenina.it/index.html A special rural B&B in Chianti.
The lovely owner, Elena, will make you feel like family. 170E for double

B. IN-TOWN LOCATIONS: For walking convenience to shops & ristorantes.

1. Palazzo del Capitano www.palazzodelcapitano.com 170 to 210E
Very nice small hotel in center of San Quirico—perfect location to explore.

2. Vecchia Oliviera www.vecchiaoliviera.com/ 150 to 200E
Nice 4 star hotel at the gate into lovely Montalcino---has pool.

3. Palazzina Cesari www.montalcinoitaly.com 80 to 110E
Lovely small B&B in heart of Montalcino—great value—2 night stay minimum.

4. Locanda di San Francesco www.locandasanfrancesco.it 180 to 200E
New boutique B&B in a lovely location in Montepulciano—great reviews !

5. Politian apartments http://www.politian.com/ Good value apts. with
minimum stay of 3 nights in Montepulciano---helpful host---85E

6. Palazzo Ravizza www.palazzoravizza.it 170 to 250E
Very nice & popular hotel in Siena with parking.
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Nov 4th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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We enjoyed staying at Relais Vignole in Radda in Chianti, walk into twon center, overlooks vineyards.
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Nov 5th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for the advice everyone - I will check some of these out!
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Nov 30th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I stayed here last summer with my family, but there were many couples there as well. It was romantic (even with the kids), centrally located and most importantly, the people were so wonderful.

http://www.letorri.net/

They have some lovely one bedroom apartments on site and each place has its own outdoor area, either a terrace or a patio.
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Dec 1st, 2012, 11:12 AM
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>>>we are after the picture postcard Tuscan farmhouse<<<
>>>A village with restaurants in walking distance would be ideal.<<<

You won't find many farmhouses in walking distance. There are nice hotels and B&B's if you want to be able to walk to dinner.

Proximity to Florence/Pisa is not really practical for dinner since both have ZTL's.
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Dec 1st, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Can't argue with bobthenavigator's recommendations...but if they don't work out, we stayed at Frances Lodge outside of Siena and loved it. Beautiful views, bountiful breakfasts, great base for day trips in Tuscany.
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