My husband and I are planning an independent walking tour in Tuscany in April. We're going with a company that hauls your luggage from inn to inn and provides a route map, restaurant/winery recommendations, etc., and then you walk alone on your own schedule each day.
The question: there are a couple walks to choose from, and we can't decide. Each is around 6-8 days and around the same price. We love food and wine, being outdoors, and being in less tourist-y places. We're not so big into art/architecture, but more into food/ambiance/daily life.
I've been to Italy three times before, but not in almost a decade; my husband has never been there. We're pretty fit, and both walks are 6-13 miles a day, so that's not the deciding factor.
1) South Tuscany (buonconvento, bagno vignoni, montalcino, pienza, possibly montepulciano)
2) Chianti (siena, dievole, gaiole-in-chianti,panzano, strada-in-chianti,florence)
I'd love to hear opinions, especially if you've been to both!
PS: I've also posted on fodors message boards; my apologies if you read this twice!