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What is best town for home base?

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What is best town for home base?

Looking into renting villa in Tuscany in July and wanted to be w/in short distance if possible to town with good restaurants, shops,things to do, etc. Will drive or take train/bus to various sites in region but would love to be walking distance to active town. What are best choices?

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1. Re: What is best town for home base?

pisa is a good base to explore the north area such us lucca, florence, pistoia, but also siena, san gimignano, volterra...

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2. Re: What is best town for home base?

Look above and to the right and you will see a section called top questions for Tuscany. The first article will give you a good idea about some of the factors you need to consider when choosing a base in Tuscany.

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Raycage,

This will give you some ideas slowtrav.com/italy/tuscany/hs_planning.htm

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The fact that you'd like to take public transport makes me think of Greve (bus into Florence) or Castellina (bus into Siena) in the Chianti or possibly Montepulciano (bus to Pienza, Montalcino, Siena, Chiusi from where there's a train to Florence, Orvieto, Cortona). In July even the smallest of villages has quite a lot going on by way of summer events / sagras, etc so there are things to do in most places and good restaurants everywhere. But the larger the town, the further the walk will be into the centre if you're hoping to rent a villa in a rural location for example. Beautiful countryside comes right up to the town walls in Cortona, which is very lively in summer. And with a bus down to Camucia you can connect with trains to various places including Florence and Arezzo.

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