March 31, 2016, 10:09 AM
April 7, 2016, 11:03 AM
I can appreciate your decision not to drive around - though honestly, the Italian drivers and roads are not as bad as their reputation
Having said that, you can opt to stay in Chianti - Greve in Chianti is probably the town that will give you the best access to public transport. Many places can be visited with just a bit of coordination and the use of the Italian bus / trains.
You can arrange for a driver, however they can be costly, so you might want to consider combining your options. Two day trips with public transport and two days with a driver?
I would suggest hanging in Florence for an extra day and using it as a base to visit Siena.
OR you could use it as a base for a day or two and then do a day trip with public transport from Siena.
April 8, 2016, 11:15 AM
4/5 days in Tuscany
Hi everyone! Ciao!
I think you are too afraid about the streets and the drivers in Tuscany! But, if you decide to hire a car with a driver, it's a good choice, there are many company you can consider, like Coave, for example.
A great base city in Tuscany, in my opinion, is Lucca. But also Pistoia. Two smart city you can really enjoy and great point to have a daytrip.
In these 4/5 days you must visit the countryside, the Chianti region (here you can find some suggestions about what to see in the countryside: http://www.federicominghi.it/toscana/): visit Volpaia and Radda in Chianti! Take a light lunch in Colle Bereto (one of my favourite farms).
Or may be rent a villa for 4 days, in the countryside, like Villa Ciggiano (www.villaciggiano.com) and enjoy the pure nature of Tuscany. This would be a great place to base too.
There are also many possibilities to walk on the medieval paths around florence and San Gimignano (walkabout Tuscany is a nice operator).
Hope you will enjoy Tuscany!