Take two weeks for it. You will want it to last forever anyway. There are places you can fast forward, and there are places you can resist the temptations that come along the way. Toscana is not one of them. You have to take it in, breath it, live it, not just visit it. You have to have the time to:
ONE: Rent a car and discover the countryside.
Toscana has the most beautiful medieval castles and villages in the world, and the most wonderful country roads. If you don’t have the freedom to move between vineyards and take in the iconic cypress tree lined landscape, don’t even say you’ve been to Tuscany. Stay at a Tuscan farm/ villa. Our thing is an old farm, full of character and surrounded by olive trees and vineyards in Chianti, close to Siena. Best time of the year: September
P.S: When in Florence, stay in a palazzo. Don’t drive in Florence.
Florence is a whole universe in itself. about the things to do on a cityscape, here.
THREE: THE CHIANTI CLASSICO REGION
FOUR: PIENZA AND VAL D’ORCIA
FIVE :MONTALCINO AND MONTEPULCIANO
SIX: VOLTERRA and SAN GIMIGNANO
SEVEN: SOME HIDDEN GEMS
Monterigioni, Abbadia Isola, Colle di Val d’Elsa, San Galgano, Lajatico, Orciatico, Monte Amiata, Orbetello
TEN: THE WINE AND THE FOOD