We are fortunate to be in Tuscany for 5 nights. We would have just left Rome on the 19th of June and we will be in Venice from the 24th onwards. We have therefore 5 nights in Tuscany. Currently were leaning to do 2 nights in Siena and 3 nights in Lucca. The must sees are: some of the hill towns around Siena and Siena itself as well as Pisa and the Statue of David. We are NOT art lovers and hence we are not staying over in Florence. We are more about eating, and experiencing the lifestyle. The town of Barga intrigues us and the old town of Lucca also seems nice. The beautiful towns of Cinque Terre is especially a must for my wife, even if it is just to visit for a day. I would appreciate any help and would especially appreciate honest even brutal criticism. We are first timers to Italy and would probably not return only because the world is so big and we have started touring only now. We will not be renting cars but I can rent for one or two days if it would make sense. I'm not even averse to the idea of doing less of Tuscany and rather adding two days in the lake areas. Anything goes, we are not really sophisticated tourists. Lastly, we are interested in any festivals or the like in this time, but it seems quiet. Please let me know if that is not the case. I will really appreciate any comments as this is the last part of the trip not accounted for. Hennie and Michelle, South Africa.