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Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

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Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

Can anyone recommend places to stay/tips/experiences for a 2 week holiday in Tuscany travelling from Dublin - 2 adults 2 children. Possible overnight visit to Florence. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!.

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Province of Florence, Italy
Norwich, Norfolk, Uk
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1. Re: Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

What are you looking for? Countryside, town or city? Villa, apartment, hotel? How old are the children? What are your interests? Where else do you want to visit, besides Florence? Most tastes can be catered for in Tuscany, but we need some more information to advise you properly.

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Province of Florence, Italy
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2. Re: Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

surely two weeks in two different places...one north and one south...what are you interested in? what season? are you interested to beach?

tell us more...

cheers

silvia

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3. Re: Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

We prefer to stay in a town, to have a car and to travel around the hill towns and countryside. The idea of two bases is good, maybe Lucca and take a bus or train to Florence from there, and then later somewhere like Montalcino, Montepulciano or Siena, keeping in mind that you will need to be able to park the car somewhere.

We have stayed at Lucca, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Lucignano and San Gimignano for various periods and done day trips from them. Really to be recommended.

If you have a week in each place then hire of an apartment should not be a difficulty. We prefer to be right in the town so we can wander at night and not have to drive over unfamiliar roads in the dark, especially if we have had wine with dinner. However, for a family, the trade off is that there are usually no swimming pools in the town apartments, whereas there usually are in the agriturismos. The place we stayed in Lucignano, a smallish village, had a pool and was built right into the castle that formed part of the town walls.

www.ilcassero-tuscany.com/accommodations.html

Some ideas from our blog

…blogspot.com/2009/09/tuscany-beautiful.html

and lots of pictures from the last and previous trips on our website.

www.nickbooth.id.au

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Lucca
Province of Lucca, Italy
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Montalcino
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Province of Siena, Italy
Montepulciano
Montepulciano
Province of Siena, Italy
Siena
Siena
Province of Siena, Italy
Pienza
Pienza
Province of Siena, Italy
Lucignano
Lucignano
Province of Arezzo, Italy
San Gimignano
San Gimignano
Province of Siena, Italy
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4. Re: Tuscany - places to stay/tips/experiences

This is one of those questions where the first answer requirement is for you to read a guide book or two so you have an opportunity to choose a few locations that appeal to your family. If your children can read, be sure to have them read a guide book as well and make wish lists of what interests them. Their choices may surprise you. Once you know everyone's interests, an itinerary will suggest itself. Additionally, it becomes much easier for the forum to assist with specifics.

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