5 small towns in tuscany

Mar 7th, 2007, 05:56 PM
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5 small towns in tuscany

We are planning an October trip to Tuscany. If you could choose five "must see" towns (excluding Florence) what would they be?
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Mar 7th, 2007, 06:02 PM
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Pienza
Montepulciano
San Gimignano
Montalcino
San Quirico

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Mar 7th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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in all honesty i think san gmignano is over rated and over seen......but then again, at least it will be palatable in october.
but dorkeforcemom has a good list
in addition
i like volterra and lucca.....less touristy and yet still very tuscan
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Mar 7th, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Siena
Lucca
San Gimignano
Pienza
Montalcino
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Mar 7th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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I'd vote for Siena, San Gimigiano, and Pienza. I know that's just 3, but I'll ask DD (who was studying in Siena) for others. While San G. is very touristy, it probably is that way because it's so incredible. Be sure to climb to the top of the highest tower--the view is how I always imagined Tuscany to be.
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Mar 7th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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rpowell,
If it is the end of October see http://www.montalcino-tuscany.it/sagra_del_tordo.htm Send me an e-mail and I will send you information on many Tuscan towns.

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Mar 8th, 2007, 02:07 AM
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Sienna, San Gimignano (not overated) some small towns: Sant Antimo - go to the Abbey and hear the monks sing Gregorian changes, its just outside of Montalcino.
Murlo - visit the museum and eat at La locanda del castello - have the house wine.
Travel between Buonconvento and Montalcino and stop at the winerys and taste.Great little restaurant just outside of Montalcino is the LaCrociona.
Pienza and Monticchiello - can see both.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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All the above,plus many not mentioned. In Chianti add Greve, Castellina, and Panzano.
If yoiu see San gim,don't skip Volterra.

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Mar 11th, 2007, 12:31 PM
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Pienza
Lucca
Montepulciano
Castiglione d'Orcia
Pitigliano/Sorano-not actually in Tuscany, but very close

Not too crazy about San Gimi
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Mar 11th, 2007, 01:19 PM
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walled adjacent towns of monteriggioni, volterra, and san gmig, sienna, lucca, manarola/cinquer terre, and florence--see my 2003 report on trip advisor; of course, if you wanted to to see the chianti area, throw in radda.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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I will be staying in Florence and I plan to take a day trip to San Gimignano. Is there a bus or train that would provide day trip transportation?
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Apr 5th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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You can bus to San Gim,but with a stop.
Here's a website that helps:
http://www.sangimignano.net/bus/
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Apr 5th, 2007, 06:14 AM
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There are so many, but so far, I haven't seen any that I'd replace to the list that dorkforcemom gave -- that's pretty near perfection for me.

If you hadn't said "small towns" then Siena would go onto the list, though. And perhaps my next choice for #6 position would be Cortona.
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Apr 5th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Volterra, Montalcino, San G., Montepulciano, Pienza...
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