November 6, 2015, 04:58 AM
A week in Tuscany
We are in the early stages of planning a trip to Italy next July. We would like to spend a week in the Tuscany region and we're wondering where would be the best place to base ourselves. We will be travelling down from Venice by train but would like to hire a car while in Tuscany. Our preference is to stay in one place and do day trips from there.
November 6, 2015, 07:55 PM
Where to base yourself
This is such a tough question because there are so many perfect places to base yourself in Tuscany - and then depending on what you really want to see your base can change.
I was just off visiting a place in the center of the three areas (Pisa, Florence and Siena) and the drive out there was marvelous (especially now with the fall colors).
Early this week I was out visiting Le Torri, close to a small town and a very beautiful garden area.
Both of these places are good starting points for visiting much of Tuscany - and both give you a relaxing, comfortable home base.