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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

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Comment Wall

Comment by Dean & Priscella Walker on June 26, 2008 at 9:23am
We enjoyed viewing this fantastic video to preview what we'll see in Tuscany in September. We're looking forward to this new adventure. Dean & Priscella Walker
Comment by AndreaSz on July 15, 2008 at 10:40am
Has anyone been following the Brunello wine scandals? Some Montalcino wineries have been implicated in a scandal in which they are labeling some inferior wines as Brunello. Of course none of our host farms were involved, but everyone was biting their nails when the US threatened to ban imports of Brunello until the wine industry was able to regulate itself.

The deadline was June 23, and it sounds like they found a resolution for the moment, so we can rest assured that we'll continue to get one of Italy's finest wines here in the US! Here's more if you're curious.
Comment by AndiC on July 23, 2008 at 11:51am
News flash, our favorite farm in Tuscany, Le Chiuse, has just added WiFi! So, if you are both a techie and an oenophile, Le Chiuse is the place for you.

Take a look at the apartment descriptions:
Le Chiuse 1: www.untours.com/prop.asp?SID=3047
Le Chiuse 2: www.untours.com/prop.asp?SID=3048
Le Chisue 3: www.untours.com/prop.asp?SID=3050
Le Chiuse 4: www.untours.com/prop.asp?SID=3051
Le Chiuse 5: www.untours.com/prop.asp?SID=3052

We still have some availability on July 30th and in the fall. Let us know if you have any questions or if you're interested.
Comment by A. Key on March 7, 2009 at 10:33pm
Does anyone have an idea about roughly when they start burning the grapevine cuttings? We did the North Tuscany program 10/14-21/2007, and found the smoke then bothersome enough that I ask the question when we are considering time in Umbria and South Tuscany again this coming fall. Thanks. (I'll be posting this same question on the Umbria page.)
Comment by Donna Broberg on September 5, 2009 at 5:00pm
my husband and I are excited to be spending 3 weeks in Italy in October including 1 week in Tuscany staying at Le Chuise. We would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have about restaurants, and not-to-be-missed places to go and things to do in this region. thanks.
Comment by Katherine Watt on September 5, 2009 at 9:35pm
Donna, we stayed at Le Chiuse in May. You will really like it. Have you read Vanilla Beans and Brodo and the follow on Bel Vino? They are a great prelude to your trip; by Isabella Dusi who moved from Australia to Montalcino. You'll feel as if you know the people in the town by the time you get there.

Harriett, your in country guide is wonderful. Tell her hello from Katherine and Jill. And the hosts at Le Chuise couldn't be nicer. We stayed in the Chapel and it was very nice.

One of our favorite meals was lunch in Montisi at Da Roberto. We ate in the garden and it felt as if we were eating in a friend's backyard. Roberto is a hoot. Enjoy the Brunello!
Comment by Eleanor Fleming on June 30, 2010 at 5:12pm
We looking forward to being in Tuscany in September (0/22 to 10/7). We will be in Buonconvento. I would love to chat with anyone who will be there or has been there.
Comment by Eleanor Fleming on August 8, 2010 at 4:19pm
We plan to be in Buonconvento from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6. We have been on an Untour in the Swiss Heartland with two teenage grandchildren. We all loved it. This trip to Tuscany is just for grandma and grandpa. One of our concerns is getting a good road map of Tuscany. We will have a GPS but would like to have a map for planning day trips before we go. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
Comment by Edward on September 25, 2010 at 4:49pm
I just posted a bunch of photos of our Southern Tuscany UnTour, in and around Torrenieri, Bunconvento, etc.
Comment by Barbara Becker on July 6, 2011 at 8:05pm
No, you can not visit Tuscany without a vehicle. Trains do not go up to mountain towns. You would miss all the beautiful countryside of Tuscany and would be unable to reach so many wonderful sites.


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