Day trips

Feb 28th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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Day trips

I will be Florence for 4 days in October and would like to spen 2 days in Tuscany. Since my husband will not drive I was thinking of taking a bus or tour from a hotle. Any suggestions to what towns we show go to and trasportation
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Feb 28th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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Mbtr - You can visit many places easily and cheaply by public transport from Florence:
- Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Cortona, Arezzo, Orvieto, Cinque Terre ... to name a few.

For organised day- or half-day bus tours from Florence consider CAF Tours or SITA:

http://www.caftours.com/en/regtoursac.htm

http://www.sita-on-line.it/CentralSI...lSITA-IT.htm#1

http://www.enjoyflorence.com/english/tour_List.html

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Feb 28th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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Hi rn,

The SITA bus runs from near the SMN train station to Siena - 13E RT about 1:30 hr

There are trains from the SMN station to Pisa/Lucca and Orvieto.

See http://tinyurl.com/b9mja
and www.trenitalia.com

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Mar 2nd, 2006, 07:34 PM
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The SITA tours are good value. You can also do your own tour using SITA buses - the new web site for routes out of Florence is here: http://www.acvbus.it/index.php?SEZ=9
A fairly leisurely trip is the one hour ride to Greve in Chianti www.greve-in-chianti.com and/or Panzano 10 mins further on - try to select a bus that takes the route through Grassina rather than through Ferrone. A very few times a day this route (# 364) goes all the way to Gaiole. This provides a comfortable way to see the Chianti countryside and if your're energetic you can hike up to one of the castles near these destinations.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 07:44 AM
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