After tons of research we have finally decided on a hotel/b&b in Florence!! Still no flight…. and working on our Tuscan rental in Montepulciano. I found a beautiful apartment and I am waiting to hear the price and availability. I really hope it is available!! I am checking a few flights tonight and the prices are about the same.. There are a few around 800, but the timing of the flights isn’t great. If you want enough time for a layover you are looking at well over 1,000 a person. I found a great flight to Florence, but the flights home all have a tight layover in London. My other issue is the Euro!! Or rather the dollar. The dollar continues to lose value on what seems like a daily basis, not to mention finding Euros is next to impossible (from what I hear). Last I checked we were at $1.31 to the Euro which makes everything more expensive. I have a feeling it won’t be getting better by the time we leave. Anyway check out our place in Florence. I checked several sites and didn’t see a single negative review.