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And the Unny winners are...

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on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:44
Untourist Ron Anderson captures a great vineyard shot from his Tuscany Untour
Photo by Untourist Ron Anderson

As you may know, we had the inaugural Unny Awards just recently. These awards are our way of recognizing the regions which have welcomed Untours all these years.

The Unnies are fun and lighthearted and that's how we like things around here.

We like to think of them as the Oscars® for Untours, though I admit we can't top the touching, heartfelt acceptance speech by Lupita Nyong'o last night.

We had 12 different categories and, after tallying hundreds of your votes, the region that won 33% of those categories was none other than (drumroll, per favore) Tuscany, which won Unnies for Most Delicious, Most Relaxing, Best Rural and Lifetime Achievement.

Check out all the winners below!

Best Urban Region
Of our various urban regions, which one gave the best overall performance this year?

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Barcelona
  • Budapest
  • Buenos Aires
  • Florence
  • Istanbul
  • Leiden
  • Nafplio
  • Paris—Winner! Check out the Paris Untour.
  • Prague
  • Quebec City
  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Vienna

Best Rural Region
Of our various rural regions, which one gave the best overall performance this year?

  • Alsace
  • Andalusia
  • Bavaria
  • Provence
  • Rhine
  • Salzburg
  • Swiss Heartland
  • Swiss Oberland
  • Swiss Ticino
  • Tuscany—Winner! Check out the Tuscany Untour.
  • Umbria

Most Friendly
Of our various regions, which one gives you the friendliest welcome as a foreigner?

Most Affordable
Of our various regions, which one gives you the best bang for your proverbial buck?

Most Romantic
Of our various regions, to which one would you most likely plan a romantic getaway?

Most Accessible
Of our various regions, which one is the easiest to get around from place to place?

Most Photogenic
Of our various regions, which one makes you want to take the most pictures of it?

Most Delicious
Of our various regions, which one has the most delectable meals and fabulous restaurants?

Most Historic
Of our various regions, which one has the richest and most interesting history?

Most Modern
Of our various regions, which one feels the most current and up-to-date?

Most Relaxing
Of our various regions, which one would you go to if you just wanted to kick back & relax?

Lifetime Achievement
Of our various regions, which one do you think deserves a lifetime achievement award?

It turns out that you think Tuscany deserves the Lifetime Achievement award, and I can't say I disagree. Here is what some of you said about why Tuscany is so deserving:

"Tuscany was the best vacation of my life and it made me totally besotted with Italy. The people, the countryside, the food, and the wine cannot be beat. Italy and Tuscany gets into your soul!"

"The most relaxed place I have ever visited."

"So many fabulous small towns with incredible things to see and photograph, as well as the interesting people, great food, and wonderful wines."

But, here's my personal favorite, as it resonates most closely with my feelings…

"Food, people, food, views, food, history, food, Untour apartments, food. In that order."

Rating: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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