6 days in Tuscany - Recommendation

Abhay

New member
Hi, My wife and I are planning to spend 6 days in Tuscany. We plan to start from Florence and then travel around the countryside and leave from Siena to Venice. We would be grateful if you could advise on the following

  1. How many days in Florence would be enough. We were thinking around 2.5 to 3 days and rest 3 days in countryside
  2. Which places in Tuscany countryside would you recommend. We have shortlisted Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gemignano etc
  3. For accommodation should we make certain town/ village Tuscany to be the base and drive around, Or
  4. Once we leave Florence, should we say stay in different farmhouses/ villages a night each and if that be the case what route would you recommend from Florence to Tuscany


Sorry for so many questions but we have heard so much about Tuscany and want to get the advice from the experts :). Thanks for your help

Abhay
 

DonnaDenise

Well-known member
6 days in Tuscany

Buongiorno,

The division 3 & 3 sounds good. (2 nights in Florence and 4 nights in the countryside.)

As for places to stay … really there is so much to choose from. You could do two nights in the Chianti area and two nights in the Val d’Orcia area.

For example two nights at one of my favorite places (I wrote a review on this place):
https://www.chianti.com/chianti-bed-and-breakfasts/borgo-argenina.html

or you could look at stay on a vineyard: http://www.discovertuscany.com/tuscany-accommodation/vineyards/

When you leave Florence, I suggest you head towards Impruneta, this link gives you an idea of an itinerary which you can follow, including an idea of what to see in Chianti.
https://www.chianti.com/itineraries-in-chianti/impruneta.html

Buon Viaggio,
Donna Denise
 

Abhay

New member
Donna, Thanks a lot for your help. We were able to plan our itinerary based on your suggestions. Looking forward to Tuscany !
 

dmoore

New member
driving in Tuscany

I have a question about a possible trip. Flying into Milan with 6 nights based in Montecatani with a rental car and one last night in Milan before flight home. Never having driven in Europe before, wondering if we would be better off booking the trip separately and taking the train to various sights. Florence, Cinque Terra, Portofino etc.
 

DonnaDenise

Well-known member
Montecatini

Buongiorno,

We receive several questions about using Montecatini as a base - and we tell everyone, its a great place to be based.

If you can pick your car up in Florence it would save you the hassle of a long drive from Milan (just catch the train - in two hours you are in the city center of Florence!!)

Montecatini is well placed for train service to many interesting sites in Tuscany - especially Pisa, Lucca, Pisotia and of course Florence.

But if you are good with driving then I would take the offer & the car and use it for a day trip or two. Don't forget to check out the spas in Montecatini - spoil yourself just a bit !

Buon Viaggio,

Donna Denise
 
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