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Explore Tuscany and Umbria

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Explore Tuscany and Umbria

I am considering a villa in Certaldo as a stay put but explore the areas of Tuscany and Umbria. We are thinking of staying 1 week and having a car to do day trips bu car or by train. Wondering what you think of this choice for out stay with 6 people involved. Thank you.

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Montepulciano, Italy
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1. Re: Explore Tuscany and Umbria

My first thought is it isn't that well positioned if you want to visit parts of Umbria, it's too far north.

Ottawa, Canada
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2. Re: Explore Tuscany and Umbria

I must agree with above that it's not that close to Umbria. Having said that here is what we do.

1-buy a good map of just Tuscany and Umbria

2-read up on both and list all the places you would like to see (there will be many more than possible, but that's ok)

3-on the map put a little dot or sticker of the locations you want to see

4-now look at the map and group them by day trip in a way that they are group in such as North, south, east and west of where you are.

5-now finalize what is possible and eliminate what is not.

6-then do one area per day

Good luck

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Explore Tuscany and Umbria

Further to Bonjours step by step, at step 3 if the locations are scattered find a spot central to those for your stay to reduce travel time. Conversely I will sometimes find accommodation that appeals to me and then draw a circle out from there to determine places to visit that are within travel times I set.

And in my opinion with only 7 days there will be plenty to see and do in Tuscany. I would leave Umbria for another time.

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