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Report 2072: Delightful Week in Tuscany (Minus Clothes!)

By Victoria L. Herring from Iowa, United States, Spring 2013

Trip Description: May 27-June 2, 2013, a visit to Tuscany, Italy, lodging in Montepulciano and visiting the surrounding hill towns.

Destinations: Countries - Italy; Regions/Cities - Tuscany

Categories: Vacation Rentals; Sightseeing; Independent Travel; 2 People

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Page 1 of 3: Our Trip to Tuscany, Arrival Sans Luggage

photo by Victoria L. Herring

Terre di Nano, our lodging for the week

I really do owe a trip report, since folks here gave me some great advice, but I’ve been busy with other travels and duties ... but finally, time to sit and remember. This is not a ‘blow by blow’ description of the trip, but rather a few of the highlights. I hope that suffices.

We arrived in Rome, picked up our rental car (which was a long process with a young man who clearly was early in his career) and headed up the highway to Montepulciano. We had arranged for lodging at Terre di Nano near Pienza for a trip last year and when a family member had a serious health condition, they kindly let us cancel and if we did make new arrangements, we could then use the deposit. Thus, we made plans to travel in May-June and arrived on May 27th at Terre di Nano. Unfortunately, our luggage decided to go on its own journey so we were without clothing the first day and night and without our baggage for four days.

Our lodging was perfect, and the location was ideal for day trips in the general area. The weather was very nice, with a few sprinkles now and then which did not generally last more than an hour or so.  The rain clouds made excellent backgrounds for photographs. We did enjoy a good breakfast at our lodging each day and then set out to do some driving around the back roads of the area. That’s the sort of trip we like, getting lost on teeny-tiny roads, and we certainly enjoyed this trip. At the end of the day we would just go into whatever town we were near and find a little restaurant or taverna and enjoy a quiet meal before returning to our lodging.

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