travelling with my mother & sister in september between the dates of 3rd till 20th - 2014. When I was last there in san Gimignano (we were on a tour for 4 hrs) I noticed that there were quite a few buses around. we want to visit Lucca, sienna, florence and some surrounding areas (not sure yet). We also wanted to stay in this area for 5-7 days at a village with transport to these areas for day trips. Could you suggest a village with good transport to surrounding places that is interesting. will the tourist be still around? we will hopefully be travelling by train from Rome. We are also talking about going to Cinque Terre for 1-2 days - already know you can get there by train from florence.This probably is somewhat vague but it would be great if someone could also give some suggestions.