Donoratico’s village centre is small but perfectly formed. A clutch of trattorias, a few al fresco spots for coffee, and enough shops to stock up on essentials will give you a taste of everyday Italian life. After a potter round town, head uphill to explore. Meander around medieval towns, indulge in a spot of wine tasting or simply soak up the views as you hike or bike around.
There’s a train station in the centre of town if you fancy nipping around Tuscany by rail. Renaissance favourites Florence, Pisa and Siena are all within easy reach. Admire their terracotta-topped skylines, see some of the finest art in the world, and enjoy piazza life with a big bowl of pasta and a glass of vino in the sun.