Notices

Day Trip from Florence to ????

Old Oct 25th, 2004, 01:15 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 186
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Day Trip from Florence to ????

I have been advised by lots of people on this forum that if I want to take a day trip from Florence to somewhere, I shouldn't go for Venice because of distance and the time restraints we have. So I'm thinking either San Gimingano or Volterra (which I know little about, it was just recommended). My question is: Would it be feasible to hit SG, Siena, and Pisa (and anywhere else you know of) all in one day? Or would this be too much? And what do you think of Volterra?
saraallison11 is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2004, 01:29 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,942
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
San Gimignano, Siena and Pisa would be too much for one day. Based on experience, I would choose 1, probably Siena and spend the day there. You might also be able to fit SG in the day but it would be a bit hectic. Volterra is nice but I would suggest Siena as the best place to spend a day from Florence.
mamc is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2004, 02:04 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd skip Pisa - it's ok, but... If you have a car - drive down to Sienna - following the smaller roads to the East of the main autoroute... that'll take you thru prime Chianti country. Enjoy Sienna (have fun finding parking!).. Then go back toward Florence by way of S.G. - it's delightful when the crowds are gone - after 4 pm... Streets get quiet - lots of places for a snack - or just a glass of wine. The shops might be closed, but that's not why you're there. Also later in the day there's no trouble at all finding parking... Have a great time. We stayed at a self-catering place half way between Florence & Siena for a week - and ended up going back to SG twice - both times late in the day. Great fun. You could even have your evening meal there - if you don't mind driving back to Florence late...
CKEnglish is offline  
Old Oct 26th, 2004, 07:16 AM
  #4  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,682
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi sara,

Siena and SG are on the other side of Florence from Pisa.

I suggest taking the bus to Siena for the day.
ira is offline  
Old Oct 26th, 2004, 07:39 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,126
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Since you are staying in a city,I'd advise driving into the Chianti area. Hit Greve and work your way south.
If you want to see Siena,I agree that you should spend your day there.
Pisa would be my last choice.
Sam G and Volterra are nice, but they probably will fill up a day by themselves.
jabez is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Dawn3333
Europe
6
Apr 19th, 2009 07:54 AM
vivi
Europe
12
Apr 17th, 2007 10:52 AM
skikat9
Europe
11
Sep 30th, 2004 02:32 PM
spidertlaw
Europe
6
Mar 11th, 2003 08:01 AM
stacy
Europe
13
Apr 16th, 2002 06:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO