ITALY / SAN GIMIGNANO

Towers and white wine MEDIEVAL HILL TOWNS IN ITALY were built for securtity. They endure for romance. San Gimignano, about 30 miles south of Florence and 35 miles north of Sienna, is one of a the best loved and most visited. Trademark towers signal your arrival. Vernaccia grapes and resulting wine entice you to stay…

ITALY / TUSCANY

THERE ARE NO BAD DAYS IN TUSCANY / I’ve enjoyed Florence in record summer heat and wedged in lines between tour groups. But, being there in late fall, when temps are cooler and visitors are fewer, it’s even better. Average high temperature in November is around 60 degrees F and low’s in the mid-40s. That’s perfect travel weather to…