My boyfriend and I (both 30) just booket tickets to go to Tuscany this summer. We fly in and out of Pisa (since this was the only place where we could get reasonably priced direct tickets) and plan to rent a car, at least for parts of the trip. We want a mixture of beautiful scenery, a lot of wine and food, a bit of horseback riding, one bigger city and hopefully some swimming as well. And spagetti congolese! We want a relaxing trip, so we're thinking just three proper stops. Culture in the form of nice buildings is not our first priority for this trip, but if there's something one just HAVE to see, that would be nice to know.
So, this is the provisional itinerary:
Day 1: Land in Pisa around 11 in the morning. Rent a car or get the train to Florence.
Day 2: Florence
Day 3: Florence, then drive to an agriturismo somewhere like the Chianti-district (suggestions are appreciated) in the afternoon.
Day 4 - 5: Stay at the agriturismo, drive around for wine tasting, horsebackriding etc.
Day 6: Drive to the coast. I'm thinking Castiglioncello?
Day 7 - 8: Relax by the coast.
Day 9 - Drive to Pisa. See the tower. Get the plane back to Oslo in the evening.
So, what do you think? Are we far of? Anything that should be included or excluded? I guess my biggest concern is that we'll end up in some kind of holiday hell at the coast. I've read alot of good things about the Maremma region, though this might be a bit of a long drive? What do you think?We've also considered Elba island instead of the coast, but this might be a bit far as well?
We are not on the biggest of budget, hoping to spend 100 euros or less a night for accommodation. For eating we like to splurge, but for this trip we're hoping to indulge in typical italian food and local dishes rather than tasting menus and michelin stars. Though I must admit that it was after watching Master of none (and of course Call my by your name) we decided to go to Italy (yes, I know they're set farther north).
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions. We're up to change it as long as we still fly in and out of Pisa.
Thank you in advance