I will be traveling as a solo, female senior citizen from Florence to Montalcino in April for three weeks. I plan to go to Rome while there on day trips.
I chose that location because I am a writer and want to soak up the view, food, and beauty of the reagion. Since I AM of a certain age I dont feel entirely confident in my ability to navigate my way from Florence to Montalcino. ANY suggestions would be appreciated. I am a good driver in the States and young in spirit if not years so if anyone thinks I would not have any major problems, please let me know.
We hired a driver to take us from Florence to Siena where we picked up the rental car and drove to Montalcino. Since it was our first time driving in Europe we were a little nervous about driving from Florence although after driving around the Tuscan towns for a week we did return the car in Florence. I found it very helpful to use the Rick Steves forum on Italy to get answers about the things you should know about driving in Italy. It is a little more complicated than driving in the States.
Hello there! If you are confident in your ability to walk, you are good.
Be aware, when you book in Montalcino, there is an upper part of the town and an down part of the town, if you stay in the down part of the town you will have to climb a +/- 150 step stair to go to the historic center.
We have stayed at Porta Castellana, wich was veeery good, but we had to climb the stairs.
Get an answer from Porta Castellana staff and past guests.