We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

Eugene, Oregon
6 posts
Save Topic
Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

This will be our first visit to Tuscany for our 25th anniversary. I am not planning to rent a car, and am looking for suggestions for the perfect small(ish) Tuscan village or city with lovely accommodations with a country feel within a short walking distance of the city center. My plan is to fly into Florence or Pisa and take a bus to this city. Once at this city, we want to be able to chill on the patio or pool, or stroll easily into town to eat, play etc. This city/village needs to be big enough to have good bus services to other parts of Tuscany like the beach for day excursions.

Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
450 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

Given what you said above, I would suggest you look first at Lucca as being easy to get to by public transportation from Pisa or Florence, closer to the beach than most of Tuscany, big enough to keep you busy for a week or more and good ambiance and a ton of restaurants.

South East England...
Level Contributor
4,314 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

Hi,

Another vote for Lucca but be aware that no accommodation (hotel or apartments) within the city walls of Lucca will have a swimming pool.

mesh

albuquerque
Level Contributor
1,005 posts
35 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

I agree that Lucca would work well for you. You can get there easily by train or bus from either Pisa (about 30 min) or Florence (1.25 hours).

It's a small walkable town, surrounded by the wonderful walls. There is much to see and do there. There are many hotel options and also apartments for rent.

The bus station is within the walls and the train station is just beyond the walls. The coast is just a short train ride away, with access as well to the Cinque Terra for a long day trip .

Eugene, Oregon
6 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

A pool is not at all mandatory...just noticed plenty of houses there have them. TY so far, am looking for more ideas...but, yeah, will certainly check out Lucca.

Gourock, United...
Level Contributor
374 posts
40 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

www.tuscanytorent.com/propertydetails.php…

We stayed at this property in July. There are five apartments sharing the pool with a large garden and it's only a ten minute walk from the walls of Lucca. Ideal for touring Tuscany !

6. Re: Need help finding the perfect Tuscan village to visit

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 27 February 2013, 10:20