We are looking into a April 2018 Rick Steves tour to Sicily but would like to spend a week somewhere beforehand. We love Florence, but would like to find an apartment outside the city and still have access to the train as we would take day trips. Does anyone have any suggestions of apartments that you have stayed at? We are open to any other ideas for the week for those of you that have taken the Sicily tour before. We have been to Italy several times, so not looking to go to Rome or Naples.
thanks for any suggestions or ideas!