Tuscany

Where to eat bistecca: Da Muzzicone in Castiglion Fiorintino.

Where to eat pizza: Il Pizzaiolo in Florence.

Where to shop: Flea market in Arezzo (first Sunday of the month, and the Saturday before) 

Food find: Buccellato in Lucca (a fabulous bread)

Where to eat: Trattoria da Leo or Osteria Baralla, both in Lucca.

What to do: Walk the walls of Lucca, wander around Florence at night, sip wine in Siena, rent a car and explore hidden villages.