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Blendy Jul 11th, 2011 04:58 PM

We will be travelling to Florence from Rome.
I We plan to use Florence as our base camp to day trip out of ,
We'll be there 5 days

I need some help on what all to see & where to stay. We will be coming & leaving by train, so we need something either central Or near transportation.

scrb11 Jul 11th, 2011 05:10 PM

How many of the 5 days do you plan to day trip?

Have you been to Florence before?

Depending on your interests, you can spend most of the 5 days in Florence and for short day trips to Fiesole, Siena, Pisa, San Gmignano, all reachable by public transportation or via some tours.

If you want to really explore Tuscany, you would be better off with a car and possibly basing out of somewhere further south.

d_claude_bear Jul 11th, 2011 06:22 PM

We stayed for 4-5 nights in April 2010 at the very small (5 rooms, I think) family-run Alloro B&B, just a short walk from the train station and very close to all major attractions. We were in a spacious room, with (not renaissance era, I think) frescoes on the ceiling and breakfast brought to our room each morning. I recommend it.

JBX Jul 11th, 2011 08:16 PM

Florence 3 Days   ~~~

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ira Jul 12th, 2011 06:10 AM

Hi B,

I suggest that you look up Florence under "Destinations".

Mimar Jul 12th, 2011 07:11 AM

So why are you going to Florence?

PeaceOut Jul 12th, 2011 09:40 AM

We liked the Relais Cavalcanti in Florence.

annhig Jul 12th, 2011 09:50 AM

possible day trips:

siena, san gim by bus; lucca, pisa, bologna by train.

you can decide on these sa you go - no need to book.

things to do - too numerous to mention. if you want to see a number of museums [eg uffizi, accademia] the firenze card may be helpful [valid for 3 days, includes buses]. otherwise, it is advisable to pre-book tickets for those two museums, but probably none of the others. this can be done @ [official website; charges €4 reservation fee]

IMHO 3 days in Florence, 2 days sightseeing outside the city would be a good balance.

CYESQ Jul 13th, 2011 03:59 AM

Best shoes in the world in Florence. Leave some extra space in your bags to bring some home.

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