Throughout our vacation we had the flexibility to tailor our experiences to our daily whims. We were able to divide our time between enjoying our beautiful accomodations, exploring new territories and appreciating the abundance culture available. We presented ourselves with opportunities to be pampered by others and also to set off on our own. Our first night meal, prepared by Sandra and our tour of the Chianti Region with LeBaccanti Tours' "Luke" were highlights. They were a great way to settle in and familiarize ourselves with what the area has to offer. For travel into Florence, we used the very convenient train system, while we easily drove to Lucca for a stroll along the wall, a picnic and shopping. On our last day,we took a hike. What fun it was to compare and contrast the flora of Tuscany with that of home. Although the remote location and rugged access road would not be appreciated by everyone, It was perfect for us.