Hello. In july we stay for two weeks in Tuscany. We have a rental car and stay for 7 nights near San Gimignano and for 5 nights near Castiglioni d'Orcia.
This is the preliminary schedule for our visit. We like art and nature and would like to visit a great part of Tuscany (except for the northern mountain region and the southern Maremma).
Day 1 (Friday) : arrival at Firenze airport and transport to San Gimignano where we arrive in the afternoon. Visit to this city for the rest of the day.
Day 2 : Volterra and Pisa
Day 3 : the Chianti region
Day 4 : Lucca
Day 5 : Firenze (for our daughter of 18 who wants to see this beautiful town, we have already visited without her for five days in April this year)
Day 6 : Monteriggione and Colle di Val d'Elsa
Day 7 : Siena
Day 8 : transport from San Gimignano to our next hotel near Castiglioni d'Orcia (through the Crete Senesi)
Day 9 : Cortona (and eventually also Arezzo)
Day 10 : Monte Amiata, Sorano, Sovata and Pitigliano
Day 11 : Montalcino and surroundings (abbays)
Day 12 : Pienza, Montepulciano (and eventually Chiusi)
Day 13 : back to the airport of Firenze
Of course the order of the days can be switched yet.
Any further suggestions. Do you think this a good schedule ?
Has anyone done something like this already ? Any other places of interest I forgot ?
We would like to build in also a day trip to Elba, but I think this is too far from both locations. So I left it out.