My 17 year old daughter and I are traveling for her school break, she is in school in Italy. We have 6 days together and I wanted to spend it in Tuscany. We are on a budget, so I am driving, etc. without the help of tour guides. Can anyone recommend a hotel in Montepulciano and a great restaurant. Which winery should we not miss. Is there a castle to see? A cheese or olive oil tasting. We are there on Jan 6, will everything be closed? Should we try to do a spa thing that day?
I read about all the great things there are to do, but budget has me trying to recreate it on a more simple level. I thought we should stay "in town" so we don't have to drive at night. Good idea?
Any help, towns, sights to see will be helpful.