Tuscany/Umbria In Sept

Old Mar 6th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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Tuscany/Umbria In Sept

I'm trying to put together a Sept trip. 3 nights in Florence, 6 nights in the Tuscany/Umbria regions and 4 nights in Rome. We will rent a car when leaving Florence. Where would you base to cover this area?
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What do you want to see? The "under the Tuscan sun" country or Assisi? The Piano Granda or Perugia?

It would help to know what you want to get out of your visit to this area. Relaxation, the best of art and architecture, cooking lessons? Any clues?
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I would base south of Siena is the Val d' Orcia area of Southern Tuscany. Anywhere in or around the towns of Pienza,Montepulciano, Montalcino would be great! The scenery in this area cannot be beat! From this base you have so many options for easy day trips! We were there last fall and are goign back again in May!
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We all have our favorites. We stayed at a villa southeast of Orvieto for a week last September and had a fabulous time, visiting Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi and, as a daytrip, Florence. I do think, based on what others have said, that Umbria and Tuscany are different, with Umbria being a little more laid back, less expensive (but certainly expensive enough), and not as touristy/developed.

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What a great trip !
With 6 nites I think I would split it 4 & 2. Get your car in Florene and drive to your base location south of Siena as TNT suggests, stopping at San Gim. enroute. I would then spend 2 nites in the Assisi/Spello area to see the best of Umbria. Drop the car in Chiusi and train from there to Rome. The alternative can be Foligino or Orvieto for the car drop.
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