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I am planning my dream vacation. I have such a passion to visit the Tuscan country side...

I am planning my dream vacation. I have such a passion to visit the Tuscan country side of Italy. Sicily, Sonoma, Rome,etc.Could anyone recommend an area to visit with my husband and 6, and 8 yr old children. I am open to suggestions. I am so excited. I am taking Italian language lessons. I have reasearched villa's, apt.'s, hotels. I really like the Tuscan area, and southern region. Please advise on staying for about 9 days. I can't wait!!!!
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     asked this on September 11, 2010 at 08:10 AM
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Take clothes 2 cover shoulder/knees;men/women-4 inChurches. They enforce & some req. head covering. Carry small lace covering. Carry sm bag on inside.Some area hve pick pkts;avoid Gypsies. Hotel Pendini,Florence.Pack light!Comfort shoes-cobblestone strs-walk everywhere! Go only to Am friendly rest; Museums will be boring 4kids xcpt small 1s! Florence as base & day trips to Med Sea-drop off short here;only 1-2 ft from edge, don't let them go alone-feet wet for us! Take bandaids/antibi crm 4 blisters. Take Euro Star anywhere in Italy to Pisa,Venice-kids will love gondolas; 80 Eu, we skipped; Coluseum-we pd 4 tour; DO NOT take pics with 'soldiers pricy & area known 4 pick pkts; Take WATER! Take extra memory cards & don't forget electric current-Small univ converter 4 chargers.They have cyber cafes or hotel. Rent an aprtmt in Florence;central & can go any direction from there. Not as commercial as Rome; House wine=cheaper! cheese & bread-local mkt saves $.Skip Pope audience.
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     answered this on January 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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For things to see and do in Tuscany, check out: http://bit.ly/bYtAvq

In addition, if you have some extra time to take side trips, this article is worth checking out! Top Ten Hidden Gems of Italy http://bit.ly/dDvtwv
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     answered this on October 21, 2010 at 06:16 PM
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