This is a magnificent place. Mel and I are near Florence, in a hotel that was converted from a 14th century farm in the middle of olive groves. Views, food, wine and of course the riding are fantastic. The cycling tour part of our trip is with a company that includes hotel, dinners, and 5 guided rides all over Italy. This one is in Tuscany on the most amazing roads. My favourite so far is the Setteponte (7 bridges) road. It is turny, rolly, and narrow with smooth pavement and few cars, and follows and ancient path along the side of the hills along the Arno valley. The bikes are fitted with triple ring cranks, so even the steep hills are manageable for Mel. The group size is 15 with abilities like a Saturday morning ride. A few faster people get to the break points sooner leaving time for extra sight seeing and taking photos. The area is so spectacular, I don't tire of just looking around. Ancient homes, vineyards, olive groves mountains WOW! Italy is very cycling friendly, the roads have a lot of curves and cars wait until a good chance to go by without making you feel uncomforable.