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Website: http://Untours.com/Tuscany
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Members: 97
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2013

Think of this page as the Tuscany table of our Untours Cafe! We will try to gather all things Tuscany in this one spot. This video is the centerpiece at the table.

This amazing video was made by Kurt Struckmeyer, using photos from our Untours Cafe members. We continue to be completely awed by:
  • the exquisitely beautiful scenery of Tuscany
  • how amazingly talented and generous all our Untourists are. The photographers/Cafe members featured in this video include: Stan Graczyk, Marlen Hench, Vicki Ingham, Dave Kissinger, Scott McKinney, Kim Paschen, Carol & Tom Smoyer, Jean & Kurt Struckmeyer, and Louise Walls.
If you would like to try your hand at making videos like this, using the wonderful contributions of Cafe members to celebrate your favorite place, just let any of the Cafe staff know and we can help you get started. (Cafe Staff: Marilee, Powen & Kim Sue )

All Tuscany Photos on the Untours Cafe.
All Tuscany Videos on the Untours Cafe

Discussion Forum

Tuscany in May

Started by Kathleen F Riegler Feb 27, 2012.

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Started by Judy Shackelford. Last reply by Judy Shackelford Mar 14, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Ed Jose on May 7, 2008 at 7:57pm
Hi All would be Italians.....I am interested in knowing whether or not it is feasible to get along with just the train in Tuscany North or South for that matter. We don't want to drive any more.
Comment by Pete and Maggie Haggart on May 7, 2008 at 8:49pm
I've read lots of comments from folks on the Idyll-Chat that have done the train in Tuscany and not driven. You would have to make sure that your apartment was in a town with an active train station. Personally I would think that you would be to limited without driving because you would miss all the little hill towns and interesting side trips and just have to go to cities that had train stations. So, check the archives of IdyllChat and see what pops up on train travel in Tuscany.
Comment by Ed Jose on May 8, 2008 at 3:34pm
Thanks Pete and Maggie....Yes I am sure you are right. We have been to Tuscany a few times before and understand what you are saying...We will give our next trip a lot of thought before we commit.
Comment by Marlene Hench on May 9, 2008 at 3:15am
Tuscany was our second Untour. There is so much to see and do there. It was fairly easy to drive to various towns from our hometowns of Montalcino and Buonconvento. It was easy train ride to Siena and to Florence. If you are interested, check out My Tuscany Photo Album.
Also from my page, you can access several blogs on Tuscany.
Comment by Edward on June 1, 2008 at 1:53pm
Tuscany-South near San Givanni d'Asso was our first UnTour. This year we're off to Switzerland-Heartland. We thouroughly enjoyed our Tuscany trip and plan to return in the future. It is so beautiful; the food so good; and the pace of life geared towards enjoying it, how could we not return!
Comment by Rose Weinheimer on June 18, 2008 at 4:54pm
Dear Tuscan members,
I am planning my first Untour trip to Tuscany and would like some input on the apartment choices. They all look fantastic. How do I pick one?
Comment by Joseph Wood on June 21, 2008 at 11:29am
Rose, from our experience, and talking to others who stayed in other apartments, they're all pretty good, some better than others. Everyone who was with us at Poggiarellino near Montalcino, loved their apartments. A lady who stayed in the tiny town of Murlo also raved about hers. We stayed in the Pergola apartment and loved it. One of the other couples who were on our Untour liked it so much they booked it for last October, and we plan to go back to it as soon as possible.
Comment by Mary Lou Grier on June 21, 2008 at 3:28pm
Rose, it's hard to advise you without knowing how many will be
in your group. I've stayed many times at Poggio Rose 1 at
Buonconvento, when there were 6 of us, and have now stayed
twice in Ada Teresa at Poggiarellino (3 of us), that Joseph
talked about. I definitely prefer Buonconvento because it's
flat and not dangerous to drive after dark, and Poggiarellino
falls in that category, too, as it's just about a mile out of
Buonconvento. Bottom line, regardless of where you stay,
you will just love South Tuscany.
Mary Lou
Comment by Mary Lou Grier on June 21, 2008 at 3:38pm
Ed Jose,
Guess you're out of luck going back to Tuscany. Untours no longer offers their regular program in North Tuscany, and if
they did, you could never get along there without driving.
And South Tuscany will also be a problem for you. The only
location there that has a train station is Buonconvento but
there is only one apartment (the Centro) that's in the center
of town that would allow you to walk to the station, and to
restaurants, shops, and everything else, but that apartment
accommodates 5, and is up a good many stairs to the 2nd
floor. Your best bet might be going to Florence, where you
can walk or take a bus everywhere or take the train to various towns. But do go, it's such a marvellous area.
Mary Lou
Comment by Will & Becky on June 23, 2008 at 3:55pm
Rose Weinheimer, we loved our facilities at La Canonica. We enjoyed having other Untourists around and the family offered group dinners on 2 nights. Did not hear anyone criticise their accomodations at other locales. May well depend on how many people are going and what is available at the time you pick. Do not think you can go wrong!


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