Wineries in Tuscany

Aug 4th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Wineries in Tuscany

My husband and I will be traveling to Tuscany region in early September and will be spending three nights. We have a car and will be driving from visiting family in Ancona along the Adriatic and want to spend a few days visiting the Tuscany region visiting a few wineries and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Any suggestions as to what area to stay and wineries to visit? Also any suggestions on some B&B's?
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Aug 4th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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I would also like to add that after those few days we will be traveling to the Chieti area in the Abruzzi region.
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Aug 4th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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I have an extensive list of resturants and wineries. Email [email protected] and I will get it to you.
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Aug 4th, 2012, 05:01 PM
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I would stay near Montepulciano coming from that direction.
Look at Terre di Nano or Villa Cicolina
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Aug 5th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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If you decide on Montepulciano, a friend recommended the tour at Redi winery. They take you down to an Etrucan cave and it is supposed to be excellent.
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Aug 5th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Thank you for all of your suggestions. This is such a great forum and happy I found it. When staying in these areas, do you find it better to stay in the small towns or in the larger cities (ie, Sienna, Arezzo)? Since we will only be there 2-3 nights, what type of accomodations are suggested. I see alot of B&B's. What has been your experiences with the B&B's. Farmhouses??
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Aug 5th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Here is a variety---take your pick:

A. RURAL LOCATIONS: All have parking and good food options nearby

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

2. Cretaiole Agriturismo Good value for families
Isabella also has 2 apts. in Castelmuzio for rent—wonderful—see her site.

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

4. Casanova di Pescille 100E
Rural B&B 3 KM from famed San Gimignano—we loved the views of San Gim.

5. Fattoria Tregole 110E to 180E
Has both B&B and apartment accommodations. Near Castellina in Chianti

6. Agriturismo apts. near San Quirico— About 110E

7. New historic B&B north of Pienza.
Site of filming for THE ENGLISH PATIENT About 90E for double

8. 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 170 to 210E
Very nice small hotel in center of San Quirico—perfect location to explore.

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

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

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

5. Politian apartments Good value apts. with
minimum stay of 3 nights in Montepulciano---helpful host---85E

6. Palazzo Ravizza 170 to 250E
Very nice & popular hotel in Siena with parking.
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