October 9, 2015, 08:54 PM
Help/advice and suggestions on where to stay in Tuscany.
My wife and I are planning to spend 9 days in Tuscany next year in May/June. After spending 3 days in Florence we would like to spend the remainning 6 days between Sienna,Sangiminiano, Chianti or Montepulciano.As we will not have a car we need some advice on where best to base ourselves.
October 10, 2015, 02:38 PM
No car in Tuscany
As far as areas which are well connected with public transport, Siena is probably you best bet...the city of Siena. http://www.tuscanyaccommodation.com/siena/
However there are some agritourisms that are located close to public transport to make a few day trips enjoyable - two that I particularlly like are located in Mugello (I know its not an area you mentioned....but beautiful.)
or you could also check out
San Gimignano is a beautiful little town - not as easy to move around in but you could look at Villa Alba which is close to the city center for meals: http://www.tuscanyaccommodation.com/villa-alba.html
October 11, 2015, 07:31 AM
I agree with Donna in that Siena is the best base when you don't have a car -- it is a great town that has maintained its feel of a smaller town.
To visit Chianti and Montepulcino - I'd recommend doing so with a tour. That way you don't have to worry about bus timetables. You can see what is available here:
To get to San Gimignano, there are plenty of buses from Siena that pass through Poggibonsi. You can see more info here: http://www.discovertuscany.com/san-g...gimignano.html
Enjoy the planning stage of the trip!
October 25, 2015, 12:34 PM
Tip on places to stay + guidebook to read!
I'm actually in the middle of a Europe/Italy trip, and I've used Airbnb exclusively for the last month -- my wife and I love it! I'd recommend to search the Airbnb site for places -- you can search for shared rooms, private rooms or entire apartments. Much cheaper than staying at a hotel, and you really get to live like a local -- and no, I'm not affiliated with Airbnb! =)
I also came across this guidebook for the Tuscany area that's free until tomorrow night (10/26). http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016J0O294/..._gVklwb1D0WFHN Might be worth a look -- you can't beat $0! =)
Have a great trip!
October 27, 2015, 08:46 PM
Thanks for the feed back.
Did you have your own transport or did you use any tours whilst you wee there,if so we would appreciate your feedback,