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    hi

    my wife and I shall be staying in tuscany/liguria for 7 nights (4-11 june 2013). we have already been to florence on a separate trip, so we were thinking of spending 4 nights in tuscany and 3 in liguria (mainly to see cinque terre and portofino).

    we will be renting a car.

    any suggestions as to what area is - or are, as perhaps it would be better to stay in 2 places - best for staying in? preferably somewhere which is not dead quiet in the evening, such a solitary agriturismo, but at least a small village/hamlet with some osteria/trattoria...

    we have already been to firenze on a separate trip, so we can skip that.
    thanks
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    Ciao sgrima,

    Don't worry, even when you are in the countryside, you aren't that far away from civilization ;-). They are often very close to towns where you'll find osterie and trattorie, so you have lots of options.

    Considering you want to divide your 7 days between Tuscany and Liguria, you have two options:

    1. if you do want to stay in an agriturismo, your best best is one location as June is already considered high season and many won't rent for less than a week. In that case, you could look for something pretty central to Liguria and Tuscany, which would be around the Lucca or Pisa area - not exactly on the coast so that you can still drive into Chianti and Siena, as well as norto the Cinque Terre/Portofino (I recommend parking along the coast before or in La Spezia and then catching ferry to Portofino and Cinque Terre or train to CT.

    For ideas, start looking here for accommodation in Pisa and surroundings.

    2. if you aren't looking for the countryside/agriturismo experience, you can more easily divide your trip and stay more central in Tuscany, maybe in the Chianti area or around San Gimignano, as an example.
    Then move to CT or Portofino to explore that area.

    For some ideas in this area, take a look at this page, and in particular, at Casolare di Libbiano and Palazzo Malaspina.

    Let me know if there is something that catches your eye so I might think of other properties specifically.... for now, you have to see what's out there and decide what appeals to you more ;-)
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    hi lourdes

    thanks for the info.... meanwhile we booked in another place in San Donato in Poggio, as Palazzo Malaspina was booked for part of the time, for the first 3 nights... we then move to another B&B in Moneglia, for another 3 nights, with a final night in Pisa...

    I can send you the names, if it is OK with you...

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    No, you don't have to, only if you want to! I don't know all of the places in Tuscany either, too many of them ;-)

    Sounds like you went with option 2, which sounds like the better option so you don't have to be driving back and forth... so all seems to be coming together pretty well!

    If you need any other help, let me know!
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    hi lourdes

    i am posting my review of Le Terrazze del Chianti in San Donato in Poggio, as it is through your site that I decided to stay there:


    "The B&B is located in the middle of the excellently preserved, peaceful village of San Donato in Poggio, with a view of the hills of the Chianti region from the terrace. It is an excellent base to explore the Chianti region and towns by car. Paolo and Valeria are very friendly, and take time to talk to their guests and help them plan their trip... they serve an excellent breakfast, with home made cakes, and they have placed a good deal of attention to detail in the decor of the B&B, whose rooms are spacious and clean. You can enter the town to drop and pick up bags, and the parking is only a couple of minutes' walk away. I would definitely stay again and recommend this place without hesitation. "

    http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/le-t...2581838;dcid=1

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    Sounds like you had a lovely time at this B&B! Are you still in Tuscany? Hope you let us know how the whole week has gone and share any tips of things you learned or wish you had known before, or things you'd now tell others before making their way to Tuscany

    Sorry weather has been so gray and wet this year, though... it seems like summer is still a long ways from coming to Tuscany this year :/
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    hi lourdes

    our holiday ended today

    we stayed in san donato in poggio the first 3 days, also visiting siena, montepulciano - wanted to go on to pienza and montalcino but didn't have enough time - monteriggioni, san gimignano, volterra, the "in chianti" villages (greve, gaiole, radda, castellina and panzano), lucca, bagnone ( a lunigiana village) and pisa (last day).

    we also spent 3 nights in moneglia, liguria, also visiting the 5 terre and porto venere, as well as sestri levante, santa margherita ligure, portofino, and our favourite, camogli...

    PS Weather was not too bad this week....it rained whilst we were in Montepulciano and less in Monteriggioni, and then again when at Portofino and less in Camogli.

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    wow, really impressed you fit in so much in 3 days in Tuscany! hope you're not too tired from your vacation now I think you'll just have to come back and see what you missed and more off the beaten track places - such as the Casentino and Maremma
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    actually 3 and 1/2 days... and 2 and 1/2 in liguria...

    yes, another holiday in this region would not be amiss

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    there really is much more to see, and also having more time and seeing things in less of a hurry makes for a different experience as well.... longer lunches and dinners, in any case
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