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Ten days in Tuscany....Is that too long? Where to stay?!

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1. Posted by tamar (Full Member 58 posts) 12y

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Hi all,

just planning my romantic tuscan getaway for november and wanted some advice. Is 10 days too long for tuscany itself..? and any nice, not so expensive places to stay that are recommended would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tam :-)

2. Posted by janzw (Full Member 39 posts) 12y

10 days for Tuscany is not too long I would say. Historical cities like Firenze and Pisa have so much to offer that you can spend much time there. Besides nature in Tuscany is beautifull, and you can get to the beaches at the mediteranean as well.

For hotels in Tuscany you can check out here:

http://www.venere.com/en/reservation/tuscany/hotels/102425/

greetings

3. Posted by djoslin (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Breakup your Tuscan experience

3 Days in Firenze
3 Days in Chianti region
4 Days in Southern Tuscany - Piensa/Montepulciano area - Maybe on a farm/B&B (Agriturismo)

Rent a car, do some sight seeing, but mostly enjoy piazza society in the hill towns!:)

4. Posted by tamar (Full Member 58 posts) 12y

Ah, can't wait

Thanks!
Tam

5. Posted by beachpat (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

I don't think 10 days is too long for Tuscany.
I would check out these couple of websites for great ideas on accomocations etc.

www.nautilus-mp.com
http://castellobanfi.com/montal.html

We stayed in Pienza which is a smallish but beautiful town in Southern Tuscany. Several good restaurants in town.
Don't forget to see Siena. Beautiful and full of sights.
Have a great time!:)

6. Posted by polinberz (Full Member 15 posts) 12y

To discover Tuscany's beauty & her richness of history, 10-day trip is never enough. Besides visiting famous places, like Florence, you may also consider travelling to Siena and San Gimignano!

Polly

7. Posted by tamar (Full Member 58 posts) 12y

thanks for all the great responses people!

were looking for a place near montebenichi....does anyone know of this location?

cheers, tam

8. Posted by erikab (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

Hi there,

I would agree that Tuscany has got much to see and do... you´ll probably never want to leave from there!
Otherwise you have the option of seeing the most well known places and then go north or south to other major cities...
it depends on what you really want to do : know how Tuscan people live or see as much as you can...

another good website for accomodation in europe is
ww.centraldereservas.com

take care

9. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 12y

Hi Tam,
I agree with most of the previous replies, but would say don't just stay in the 'major cities'. I've just returned from 7 days in what is known as 'Central Tuscany' - about a fifth of the land area of the region, including Siena and the Chianti region - and a week was barely enough. The beauty of Tuscany lies in its landscape and the way every town and farm is plonked on top of a hill, unlike the UK where they're all down in the valleys. There is a little area just south of Siena known as 'The Crete' for its resemblance to Cretian landscape. The soil is so different here, yet cultivated and the towns so pretty.
I could immediately understand why people go there to learn to paint!
We actuall avoided Florence - sounds mad but we felt we couldn't do it justice in a day, so will go back on a future 'City Break'. As for Pisa, we were told there was little else but the tower there and it was a 2hr drive away, plus a 2hr queue to get in, so we didn't bother. Saw it from the plane as we took off!
TIP: Do NOT fly out of Pisa on a Saturday! Too many flights for too small an airport = 2hr check-in, 1hr-security, no sit down until on the plane!

There is plenty to see of the real Italy, but you need to hire a car. The Italian drivers are not as bad as their reputation! Although not as chilled as the Aussies!

10. Posted by alfa038 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

You can visit these properties in Tuscany:

Country apartments:
http://ww.alfoionco.it
http://www.villamariavittoria.it

Villas
http://www.casalesodini.com
http://www.villaalboschiglia.com
http://www.villapedone.it

Farmhouse
http://www.fattoriamaionchi.it
http://www.agriturismoponziani.it

Have a nice holiday!