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  1. #1
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    Nov 2017

    Default Where to stay for 6 days in Tuscany

    Hello! My husband and I will be in Italy for 17 days in Apr/May of 2018. We have Rome and Florence figured out, but we have 6 nights before we head back down to Rome for a final night (have a room at airport) and early departure the next day. We are renting a car at Florence airport and will be driving through Tuscany.

    So, my questions. . we're thinking we'd like to stay 3 days in Chianti area, and make day trips out to sites around there. Then also 3 days further south in Val D'orcia area.

    We're looking for feedback on a centrally located village with good lodging options in both places, and would like to hear from those who know the area or have done a similar type itinerary. We like architecture, wine, literature, art, music, nature, farms, vineyards. . .although we live in Oregon and don't feel the need to sample lots of wine. See beautiful vineyards, farms, etc..yes! Any suggestions are appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2017


    Hi Unamai! And Benvenuti in Toscana!

    The entire Chianti region is just outside Florence, so that you can choose to stay in Florence and visit the area hiring a car yourself or hiring a car with a driver
    Don.'t miss the several fascinating hilltop towns, such as Montefioralle, Volpaia in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and don't miss the enchanted Abbey of Badia a Passignano.
    Get the occasion to have the best lunch at "Bar Ucci" in Volpaia in Chianti, Gina and Paola will welcome you and you will taste some traditional recipes.

    The Val d'Orcia region is just 2 hours far from Florence driving by car. you can have many tasting experience and I can recommend the Paradiso of Frassina ones. Did you know the vineyards can feel and hear the music? Discover a fascinating tasting experience there!

    I hope you will enjoy Tuscany!


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Florence, Italy


    Ciao unamai!

    Dividing up the 6 days between central Tuscany around Chianti and southern Tuscany is a great idea, it is what we most often recommend to cut down on driving times when out and about exploring the region.

    In Chianti, I would recommend a few places, all in the same general area between Castellina - San Gimignano - San Casciano and in between.
    In Castellina:
    Both are farmhouses and offer apartments.

    In San Donato, a B&B:

    Not far from San Gimignano:

    These two are a mix of B&Bs too in the area closer to San Casciano:

    As far as the Val d'Orcia area, I enjoy the area just south of Siena heading toward Montalcino - you get the sweeping landscapes and hills with vineyards. Here are 3 options, all in the countryside and not in towns:

    Take a look and let me know if there is one in particular you like or if you decide on what type you like best and need more ideas. You can also do a search on www.tuscanyaccommodation.com directly to see what else you find.
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