Hi, I'm Sonnie, and I hope to begin an extended vist to the region late Septmeber through to December...I may extend til March. I'm a post graduate (mature student) of Chinese medicine and want to base myself in or around Lucca. My plan is just to relax, recoup and explore after 4 years of intensive study. I will probably have a motorcycle for getting around so transport will be less of a problem. Mostly I want advice on where I can find simple and inexpensive accommodation for atleast 3 months possible 6. I'm of Irish background but lived in a number of countries, clean/domesticated, resouceful and keen to learn the language. Speak average Spanish as a starting point. I'd like ideas on average monthly rental for a studio or 1 bedroom flat or room in a house. Look forward to your insight into the protocol for the above and any suggestions would be great. Sonnie.