I don't know what your vacation style is. Do you make plans to visit every historic site, museum and attraction within a 100 km radius or are you more inclined spend your time lounging by the pool? For me, the perfect vacation is a mellow blend of a couple of must-see tourist attractions, lazy mornings with a second cup of coffee, good food, and lots of walking to absorb the culture. Based on this criteria, I offer for your perusal our Tuscan itinerary:
- Sunday, Day 1 - Hanging out at the pool doing some hardcore relaxing. In the evening we have plans to visit a nearby villa where a traditional Tuscan meal will be prepared for us in honor of Tom's birthday.
- Monday, Day 2 - No plans, but leaning towards a day trip to the Cinque Terre. Perhaps a winery or 2. Tom's "real" birthday so I imagine copious amounts of wine in the evening.
- Tuesday, Day 3 - I bought tickets to visit (and climb) the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the late morning. (I factored in the previous evening's copious amounts of wine. I love the word copious!) I've heard that Pisa is kind of a one-trick pony sort of town, so we'll head to Lucca for the remainder of the day.
- Wednesday, Day 4 - Florence. We have tickets to view Michelangelo's David and I am excited to see the Ponte Vecchio where I fully intend to buy something.
- Thursday, Day 5 - Wine Day!!! We're still working on hiring a driver to take us to some vineyards where we have appointments scheduled. As a last resort, I will be the designated driver. No biggie - there will be plenty of wine brought back to the villa, I suspect.
- Friday, Day 6 - No plans
- Saturday - We depart in the villa in the a.m. and then have the day to enjoy. We fly to London in the evening.
So - what have I missed? And, do you know any drivers in Tuscany?