I will be studying in Florence for 3 mths. We have rented an apartment in Florence for most of it. For the first 2 weeks when I only need to be at uni 2-3 mornings per week we are thinking of the following itinerary...
3 days (Mon-Wed) Lucca
4-5 days (Wed-Sun) Levanto
3 days (Mon-Thurs) San Gimignano
5 days (Thurs-Mon) Bellagio
Are there any other towns other than Lucca or San Gim that are no further out from Florence that we should stay at instead? Our group varies from toddlers to grandparents so we want a town where they can walk to things for a few days rather than have to drive. Also, would you do Lucca first or San Gim first?