Silly American Takes Rugged Porsche Diesel SUV on Tuscan Idyll

There were many things I expected during a road trip around Tuscany, but the need for a high-clearance vehicle wasn’t one of them. I like to get off the beaten path, and the road to La Bandita, a guest villa in the rolling hills near Siena, was beaten up indeed, with dirt, suspension-snagging rocks and steep inclines.

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