This stretch of southern Tuscany is chic but discreet – disappear into the dunes, discover beguiling coves and stay on rambling estates amid stunning scenery
Villa Lena is part rural retreat, part creative workshop – with an ambience like something out of a Bertolucci film
Besides Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, this beautiful region has many untrodden corners and family-run places to eat and stay.
Tuscany’s exquisite fare is a superb support system for tackling the challenging Chianti stage of the Giro d’Italia
For lovers of Tuscany, here are 10 places to stay that won’t break the bank. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/04/top-10-pensiones-guesthouses-budget-tuscany