Thanks everyone for the great suggestions....here is some more information on what we're doing. We ARE going to be renting a car (so we have the flexibility to go wherever we want) and we are staying in a villa in the town of Civitella d'Agliano , South of Orvieto. We have already signed up for a half day cooking class near Florence and we are thinking of doing a full day private tour of Siena and San Gimignano (any ideas on if that's a good deal?). Unfortunately, Bologna is a bit too far for us to travel since it's about 5 hours away from our villa.
Does anyone have any great eat suggestions on/near the coast? We don't have any plans as of yet to go to the West coast of Italy, but would love to find a place to eat by there...or cities that would be good to visit.
Thanks so much!! All your advice is great.
Me and my friend are coming to Italy March 9th-March 16th and we don't want to do the typical touristy things. Does anyone have any suggestions for some great local/charming places of the following?
Any recommendations would be really appreciated!!