Italian Day Trips

May 4th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Italian Day Trips

I am planning a trip for the Fall and have the following rough outline:
London - 6 nights
Sienna - 4 nights
Amsterdam - 3 nights
uncommitted - 4 nights
I have been to Roma several times, so it's not mandatory for me to spend time there, though I would like to visit the Vatican if possible as a day trip.

I already have Florence on my schedule as (multiple?) day trip(s) from Sienna. I will add extra nights to my time in Sienna if other day trips are feasible.

Is a day trip from Sienna to Roma feasible? Any idea how much time would be spent in transit (via train)?

Is a day trip from Sienna to Todi feasible?

Any suggestions on other day trips from Sienna?
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May 4th, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Rather than multiple trips back and forth to Florence, I'd spend at least one night in the city.

Will you have a car? What are your interests? Wine, food, architecture, shopping, art, scenery?

You can check train schedules at:

Siena to Todi by train would be a minimum of 4 hours each way.

Siena to Rome by train would be 3 hours each way.

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May 4th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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Florence is a too rich city to visit going raound and round without any help. I suggest you taking advantage of some exeperienced local guide as cause you spend some money but you earn time and beautiful sightseeing...
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May 5th, 2008, 03:51 AM
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Hi K,

I suggest 2 nights in Florence and 2 in SIENA.

You can take the train from Florence to Rome TE
or the bus (recommended)from Siena to Rome Tiburtina for 5E.

>...uncommitted - 4 nights

If it's Sept to mid-Oct, why not the Amalfi Coast before going to Amsterdam?

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May 5th, 2008, 04:08 AM
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I second Ira least with one night in Siena. I've never stayed in Siena...only been there during the day. But I saw enough to know that it would be a drastically different, and better, city after all of the day trippers departed. Florence can be your base for a few days if you really want to get outside of that city, but I'd find plenty to do there in two or three days.
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