Subject: Re: Tuscany in January!
Hi Amee,

I would look for an an interesting neighbourhood in a larger city (Florence?) or the historic centre of a smaller city. There are quite a few smaller cities or large towns in Tuscany which would give you the chance to stroll, to shop at markets, visit churches and museums and all the other wonderful Tuscan activities!

Why not Florence? You wouldn't get tired of it! Or Siena is wonderful and the older town is atmospheric. You can get to Florence by bus easily. You might consider Lucca within the walls. We spent a week there in a two bedroom apartment - not too pricey. Parking is a nuisance though.

Other places: I liked Cortona. It's small though - perhaps overdone because of Mayle.

Earlier in TheTravelzine, there was a discussion about southern Tuscany and several people suggested Montalcino. In beautiful countryside, near lovely villages. Not as much indoor doings though.

Will you have a car? How long will you be in Italy?

Frances Toronto, Canada