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    Small Tuscany town, not Medieval walled city - for 3+ weeks? Camucia?

    Hi! I'm new to this forum and very excited to meet and connect with fellow slow travelers! Thank you in advance for any help and insight! Later this year, around the September timeframe, I am planning 6 weeks in Italy, with 3 weeks hunkering down in one home, likely in Tuscany (or Umbria). I...
  2. G

    Tuscany itinerary on october through november 1st weekend in Italy

    Hello! I have purchased plane tickets and putting together an itinerary to go to Italy between October 19th and November 9th, 2024, arriving in Milan, Verona, a quick two-day trip through the Dolomites just to get an overview, Venice, a day tour in Bologna on the way to Florence , a few days in...
  3. J

    Italy extended stay with young kids

    In the planning stages of a ~1 month stay in Italy with our 3 year old and 4 month old. March 2023. Looking for some feedback/suggestions on our approach. Our main goal is to spend 2-3 weeks in one place to relax, get immersed in the culture, and do some day trips. We are traveling from NYC...
  4. Pauline

    Tuscany Orbetello overrun by midges!

    Orbetello, a town in southern Tuscany near the wonderful Monte Argentario, is overrun by midges and it is affecting tourism. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/09/a-disturbing-wave-midges-threaten-tourist-trade-in-italian-town
  5. Pauline

    Two Weeks in Liguria, Tuscany and Rome, Italy, 2003

    Trip Plan After our Switzerland trip, we went on to Italy. In Switzerland we spent 2 nights in Zurich on arrival, pickup up a rental car, 2 nights in Konstanz, Germany, then 2 weeks in Saanen, near Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. From there we drove to Liguria. Link to Switzerland trip report. 11...
  6. J

    Zurers in Italy 2022 (finally)

    Trip Itinerary So after three years, we are off again to Italy. Here is our itinerary. 1 - April 26: Sesto Calende (near Malpensa) 2 - April 27-May 2: Turin (Piemonte) 3 - May 2-6: Asti (Piemonte) 4 - May 6-10: Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna) 5 - May 10-12: Lerici (Liguria) 6 - May 12-17: San...
  7. Kim

    Florence Mommy's Week Out

    By Kim from New Jersey, Fall 2001 Kim and her girlfriend leave their families behind and take a seven day trip to Italy, November 7 - 13. They stay in Florence and do some day trips from there. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Giorno Uno - We depart and other nonsense...
  8. Kim

    Tuscany A November Sojourn

    By Kim from New Jersey, Fall 2003 Our gang, and another family spend a few nights in Rome and then a week in a rental in Castelmuzio, Tuscany. There are seven of us, four adults and three girls (ages seven and ten). This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Background Okay – so I...
  9. Kim

    Just The Two of Us...We Can Eat It if We Try

    Just The Two of Us...We Can Eat It if We Try By Kim from New Jersey, Spring 2005 Chris, my husband, and I spent a bit over two weeks in Italy. Arriving in Rome, spending a night in Abruzzo, driving to a masseria near Ostuni for six nights, a night in Frascati, then a week in an apartment in...
  10. Kim

    Tuscany Kim's Family Extravaganza - An extended family travels together to Rome, Venice and Tuscany

    By Kim from New Jersey, Summer 2002 9-Person Family Vacation This trip report was originally published on slowtrav.com. Opinions and Observations Well, I finally finished writing my trip report for our trip last June. I'm going to start by posting some general opinions/observations below and...
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    Tuscany Scotland to Tuscany in Caro’s Car

    By Caro from UK, Fall 2002 Car ferry from Scotland to Belgium, drive to Tuscany, 2 weeks in a villa and then 2 nights on the way back to the ferry. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Scotland to Belgium We took our own car over on the ferry from Rosyth in Scotland to...
  12. Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Good restaurant in village near Sant'Antimo.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Old olive trees.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    View from the church.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Walking trail to Montalcino.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Carved animals in the church.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Inside the Romanesque church.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Visiting hours and chanting schedule.
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    Sant'Antimo Abbey

    Carved animals at the entrance.