Hi Frances, we are on our way to Italy and will spend sometime in Toscana
on our way to Sicily, I enjoyed reading your summary and we are ready
to star enjoying such a special destination, ....have you read Central
Italy Tuscany &Umbria, the Collected Traveler by Barrie Kerper?
I am reading it now and I guess you will like it very much.
I read first her book about Paris and liked it a lot, then
Debbie mentioned this one and sure enough it is very good.
I am not Ms.Kerper promotional manager! but the fact that she has
gathered a lot of excellent articles and also provides a good
Biblioteca, as she calls it, makes the Collected Traveller books,
in my opinion, very enjoyable books for a pre or a post visit.