Smart Luxury: Tuscany Road Trip + Castellina for 75 Euro a Day (

Long before Anushka and Virat (Bollywood leading lady and India’s cricket team captain) tied the knot in a luxury ceremony in Tuscany, my husband and I went on a road trip to explore the wine region of Chianti. We started our trip in Castellina, and drove to nearby hill top medieval villages and wineries in our fancy Benz rental (which was booked with ease through AutoEurope). We stayed in a quintessential farm house villa at Tregole, voted no. 1 on TripAdvisor, dined in some unique restaurants, and made a ton of memories– all on a budget. For, I share my tips on visiting Tuscany for less. Luxury doesn’t have to cost a lot!

Smart Luxury: An Affordable Tuscany Road Trip


Tuscany on 75 Euro a Day

Scenic Tuscany landscape with rolling hills and valleys in golden morning light, Val d’Orcia, Italy


Published by Lavanya

Lavanya Sunkara is a writer, animal lover, and globetrotter based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Fodor’s, Forbes, USA Today and many more in a career spanning ten years. She covers travel, eco-lifestyle, culture, pets, and wildlife conservation.

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