Florence, Montalcino, more?

Feb 10th, 2008, 12:33 PM
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"it also seemed plausible to take a day trip to the East coast. I haven't read much about people doing this, is there not tons to see there?"

Going east to the Adriatic will bring you into Le Marche and we found it absolutely incredible during our trip last August. There's hills in Tuscany but mountains in Le Marche. The views from mountaintop villages are astounding. We stayed in Urbino and visited Cagli, Urbania, Gradara, the Furlo Gorge and more. Each had its special something. You can find out even more at Le Marche Voyager
http://www.le-marche.com/
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Feb 10th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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Aja1,

If you do add Cinque Terre to your plan, I'd recommend only having the car in Tuscany. Drop it off and train to CT and then train back to Florence. Since the CT doesn't have cars, you won't need it.

Using the train as much as you can really is the way to go. We had a car only during our stay in Tuscany which was the only time we needed it for day tripping.

The Val d' Orcia region (where Montalcino is) has so much to offer and in our opinion was the most beautiful in all of Tuscany. The hill towns of Montepulicano and Pienza are in close proximity.

You can't make a wrong decision about adding/not adding another destination....all depends on what you're looking for in your trip and the type of travelers you are.

Enjoy!
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