Tuscany, Rome, Venice...anywhere in Italy! Switzerland has moved to the top of the list after two Untours there recently!
Where would you most like to go next?
Greece and back to Switzerland!
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
We stayed at Le Chuise down the hill from Montalcino.....the area was fascinating....walked up the hill a few times to the town. Read Vanilla Beans and Brodo by Isabella Dusi while there and that just brought Montalcino to life. Hard to say a favorite tho...our Rome apartment was the best location....Guilia apartment....and Venice couldn't have been better also....the Domus apartment....what I like about these is they are so central to everything we wanted to do. Kandersteg is a perfect place in the Oberland for getting to and from places on the train. Two weeks there was not enough to do everything we wanted to do.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
History, love all the churches and cathedrals and art within, art museums and for my husband organ music and most important...food and wine! And walking and hiking.
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A bottle of olive oil broke in my carryon as we left our car at Florence airport to taxi to Pendini for three days! What a mess! I guess it wasn't all that funny at the time. Coming back from a day in Lucca and Pisa, boy, did we get lost around Sienna! First we got stuck on the Florence "beltway" (we are from Washignton DC)! Then we circled Sienna many times looking for the sign to Buonconvento...it was small and behind a tree! Finally got back and had dinner at 9:30 on our patio...end of a great day!
Which Untours have you already done?
South Tuscany, Rome/Venice, Ticino/Heartland and Oberland, Holland; Prague; Budapest
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Do it! So much better than a tour bus driving you around...you really get to know your neighborhood and are able to choose exactly what you want to do or not do each day. And we've learned that two weeks makes it so much more relaxed....esp. if the weather turned bad for a few days....
Glad you are on the site and enjoying the "view" - we will be happy to supply you with info on Switzerland - one of our favorite places and this new web site will really help all of us travel with Untour
We stayed in the Guilia apartment in Rome also. You're right it is the best! I loved the old frescoes on the wall and the bust of "Uncle Luigi" in the livingroom/diningroom. Wasn't the location fantastic? So close to Vatican City!
Can I ask what state you live in? We're in California. My sister has done some of the research in Maryland where our family comes from. My research is mostly online and through family information. It is so much fun being the family detective, looking for clues, and so rewarding to find one piece of information!
Glad my triplogs were of help to you. Makes the time worthwhile doing it.
I'm not sure I can be much help as we haven't been to N. Tuscany only South which we loved. We did got to Pisa and Lucca one day. You need to go to the untours.com site and look at the travelogues for North Tuscany. Good Luck...
We did the Untours in the southern area of Tuscany in Buonconvento (sp?) and took many day trips and a few overniters as well.
Home at First we rented a thachted cottage in a small town near Nenagh and also took day trips. The food in Ireland was spectacular (wonderful fish and soups) but the driving was a little scary (more so than Italy). Carole
We did South Tuscany also in June 2005....stayed at Le Chuise and loved it...we loved going to different hill towns every day....never did an overnight but spent 3 days in Florence after our two weeks was done. Ellie