My family and I had a lot of fun in Italy even tho we found it to be expensive. We rented four cars. All had GPS. We got lost anyway. Parking is difficult. Our family drivers are excellent, but, we ended with $500.00 in parking fines. ( In spite of how careful we thought we were). Tuscany is beautiful. It is more mountainous than I imagined it to be. The wine, the pizzas, the pasta, the gelato is outstanding. We liked the Italian people. We all enjoyed castle living. However, some of the bed mattresses were not as good as one would like. The housekeeper/cook (Nerella) was very helpful...and, a good cook! We enjoyed her.