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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Florence

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.
HELP!
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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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.
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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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.
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Old Jul 11th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Florence 3 Days   ~~~
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...nce-3-days.cfm


Hotels in Florence   ~~~
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...e-415225-2.cfm
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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Hi B,

I suggest that you look up Florence under "Destinations".
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 07:11 AM
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So why are you going to Florence?
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 09:40 AM
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We liked the Relais Cavalcanti in Florence.
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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 @ http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/english/ [official website; charges €4 reservation fee]

IMHO 3 days in Florence, 2 days sightseeing outside the city would be a good balance.
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Best shoes in the world in Florence. Leave some extra space in your bags to bring some home.
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