Your Most Picturesque Place in Italy Milan and S to Florence

Celebrating 60 birthday with 6th trip to Italy,
trying to decide where to plant ourselves for 6 night stay S of Milan and as far south as Florence...what is your favorite place to stay? Probably looking at B & B, Agriturismo or apartment. Thanks.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
6548 posts

What are you hoping to do during those 6 days? Also, what time of year? And will you have a car? That will affect the responses. Happy travels.

Posted by carol
wilsonville, or, usa
18 posts

We will be arriving in Tuscany from Lake Como, by train then picking up a car in Modena. We will have a car for the remainder of the trip. We are looking for a little, beautiful hill town, with a nice B&B, and a good base for every other day trips to interesting places. We have eliminated Montalchino, Castiglione Fiorentino, Chianti in general as we've experienced it. Big cities are not our goal on this trip. Great interest in wonderful food, personal contacts with locals (we speak fault filled beginner Italian), enjoy wine.
Travel window 7-12 May 2012

Posted by Claudia
Land of La
2572 posts

@Michael, she noted May. Loved staying here:Bed & Breakfast Palazzo Palesa Via Carducci 33, Celle - 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni (Italy)
Small town. Still think of the wonderful soup and pasta I devoured with friends in nearby Radicofani at La Grotta. Lovely hill towns. Hour and a half from Florence.