Planning a trip in December to Italy. I'll have 11 nights and I would like to focus on Florence and the Tuscany region. Excited for the food and truffles that time of year. Haven't booked air yet but thinking of arriving in Florence the morning of the 24th and leaving on the 4th. Just got back from Venice where I fell in love (but had very little time there) and would now like to add a couple of nights there as well. Is that wise?
My main focus on this trip is Tuscany. Always wanted to eat and drink through the region. Have no idea where to make my home base. I'll be traveling solo. I figure 3 nights at least in Florence. So much art to appreciate. Day trip to Pisa. Trying to plan so that I am also aware of Holidays and being places where everything won't be closed.
Need help deciding where to stay in Tuscany. One home base or move after 2-3 nights. Planning on renting a car once leaving Florence.
Am I crazy to want to add 2 nights in Venice (by train)?
Thanks for any help. Sometimes it really helps to get advice before booking airfare.
I should have given more info. In addition to wanting to spend time in Florence and as I said a side trip to Pisa. Areas of great interest in Tuscany include Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, Lucca.
Would the hot springs be out of the question in December?
Would love to take a cooking class as well.
Would love see everything but focus on this trip will be appreciation of great food, wine and art.
Hope this helps in giving me advice.
Thanks in advance.
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