I am planning to stay in Tuscany for a week this July with my family of 5. This will be one week out of a month spent in Italy.
I'd like to rent an apartment/villa somewhere near a smaller town or in rural Tuscany and use it as a base to see various places. I also plan to stay in Florence for 4 or 5 days after staying in rural Tuscany to see the city sights.
Possible day trips in Tuscany might include (in order of what i want to see)
- San Gimignana
- Any other suggested interesting places that might appeal to children
1. Where would be a good area to concentrate my search for accommodation? There are literally thousands of holiday rentals to choose from.
2. Would it be better to do day trips to Pisa & Lucca out of Florence by train and stick to the smaller centers during the week in Tuscany?