Italy: Art, Culture and lotsa Wine!

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Dates 1 Oct '10 to 16 Oct '10

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 1,200 - 2,500 EUR (EUR Euro)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Italy: Art, Culture and lotsa Wine!

So, I've decided I need a break and what better place than Italy? Tuscany has been on my places to travel to for such a long time, I figured it's now or never. The plan is to not really have a hardcore detailed itinerary but just a rough guide. I'm keen on exploring cities like Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and Arezzo and apparently, Sept/Oct is a good time to go - post-summer crowds/prices, grape (wine) harvesting etc.

The plan is to fly into Pisa International Airport and travel by train/bus to the other cities (or maybe even rent a car if there are more peeps joining me!). I'm looking at homestay type accomodation options in a vineyard or a quaint town in Siena or Florence (recommendations any one?) - away from the mainsteam stuff. And then do day trips to the neighbouring cities - visiting vineyards, wine tasting, maybe try my hand at harvesting and squishing grapes into wine, olive plantations, museums, historical sites... chill, relax and be merry!

I found these links which were sorta useful:
http://www.knowital.com/events/html/oct_events.html
http://wikitravel.org/en/Tuscany
http://www.tuscanyaccommodation.com/view/1/1/305/

Once I get a better idea on accomodation options and costs, I'll post an update on here. I'm open to male/female travel companions, so get in touch if you're interested! :) Ciao!

Italy: Art, Culture and lotsa Wine!

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rubyxxcube
rubyxxcube Update 20/Aug : Hi all, this trip will need to be postponed to first half of November 2010. Holler if you're still interested!
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Ruby, if you can upload a profile picture, we can feature your trip so it ends up on the front page (randomly from a group of less than 10), plus we can post it on our Facebook page and on twitter to attract more people. All the best, Todd.
4 years ago
rubyxxcube
rubyxxcube Update 12 July 2010: I've more or less decided on this accommodation in Florence - http://www.fattoriaillago.com/rates.php - I'm looking at the Borgo "Il Lago" apartments which sleeps 4, at EUR 300/week - for a kitchen and sitting-room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom. And the place has lotsa activities like trekking, wine/vineyard/cheese tours, horseback riding, a lake on the farm, a spa etc. I'm up for sharing, so let me know if anybody else is interested. Else, I'll have the huge apartment all to myself. Woo-ha! LOL
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Ruby, your trip sounds luscious! I would definitely recommend Florence, it's a stunning city. I went quite a few years back but I remember EVERYONE having a scooter - even school kids! It looked like a lot of fun, and depending on what your baggage is like, you could probably hire one to go to a few of the neighboring cities/towns like you mentioned.
4 years ago
rubyxxcube
rubyxxcube Sweet, scooters sound great! I usually travel light, so that could easily be an option :) Cheers!
4 years ago
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Countries

Western Europe

Highlights

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Renaissance art
  • Monuments and museums

Activities

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food/Wine Touring
  • Railway Touring