Subject: Re: Tuscany Query
Christine-

Last year we stayed in the countryside near Montalcino, and found ourselves visiting there frequently. We really liked the town. We met people there who were renting a house in the village with another couple. They knew the owner of the house, so I do not know if it is generally available, but I have e-mailed them to ask. We found our rental through The Parker Company, which is a company based in the U.S. that arranges rentals in Italy, primarily Tuscany. They have a web site: http://www.theparkercompany.com. The rental units available through them can be seen on the web site. June and July are the high season in Tuscany, so it is advisable to decide sooner rather than later.

Andrea Conforti, who responded to you also, is a very good resource. If you have not already done so, you should take him up on his offer. (BTW, Andrea, hope you and Antonella are well!)

Talking about it is making me *homesick* for Tuscany! Hope your trip works out. If the house our friends stayed in is available, I will forward any information I receive.

Lisa in Chicago