We will be traveling to Italy for 15 nights in October with another couple. We plan to visit Rome and Cinque Terre, but the majority of our time will be spent in Tuscany. We will be staying at an agriturismo outside of Pienza for 7 nights. A bit about us - We are sociable and hands-on travelers who like to take our time experiencing things (food, wine, culture) and meeting people. It is not uncommon for us to spend the day relaxing and simply people watching. We enjoy off the beaten path activities and it's not about the "destination" for us.
We have read all of the RS books, but are still having a hard time trying to figure out how much you can comfortably fit into a day. How would you '"do" Tuscany in 7 days? What places can be lumped together in a relaxing day trip? What memorable off the beaten path experiences have you had? Thanks in advance for any tips!