Well folks, I'll be travelling to Tuscany for approx. 2 weeks in early May. Will be spending the first weekend in Florence, then staying in a villa approx. 20 minutes from Sienna for a week, then have 5 days "unscheduled", departing from Florence on the 5th day. I've never been to Italy before, so am looking for suggestions on things to do! Specifically: -Any thoughts on where to stay in Florence? I'm looking for something relatively inexpensive (<100 euro/night hopefully) -Any suggestions on restaurants to visit in Florence/Siena/San Gimignano or elsewhere in Tuscany? I'm expecting food to be rather expensive, and I don't mind splurging for a few melas - but if you know of any excellent places that are more affordable, I would love to know. -Where to shop? Are there any particular items of clothing or brands/stores that I *must* pay a visit to? I've heard that the leather goods in Tuscany are particularly nice. My style leans more toward SW&D than MC, but I'd be open to stores in either "category." Thanks in advance for you input!