Last Minute Florence, S. Tuscany, & Rome

Old May 12th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Last Minute Florence, S. Tuscany, & Rome

Hi All,

I had a previous thread and was all set in my plans until my boyfriend decides he wants to see ROME!!! We have 5 nights flying into Pisa. Can someone confirm if this is doable.

Day 1 - Pisa & Florence - night in florence
Day 2 - Florence & Siena (train) - night in siena
Day 3 - Siena & Montepulciano (Car rental from Siena) - night in Montepulciano area
Day 4 - Montepulciano: Val d'Orcia west - night in Montepulciano area
Day 5 - Car drop off and train to Rome
Day 6 - Rome

Where is the best place I can drop my car off around Montepulciano, if we want to get to Rome early on Day 5? Is this too much? Do we need to cut something out?

I apologize, but if my bf wants to see Rome I feel like I should let him. Thank you so much!
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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doable yes.

would I do it?

No.

As you say you have 5 nights. even that is a very short time to see just Rome let alone the rest.

I suggest Pisa-Florence 2 nights -Rome 3 nights OR

Pisa - rent car - Montepulciano 2 nights - Rome 3 nights.

if all he wants to see is the Colosseum, make it 2 nights in Rome.
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Too rushed for me. You aren't giving yourself time in any of the cities. It's all travel.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Ya.. I just wanted to see Florence as I've been to Rome, but I know he'll regret not seeing Rome. I will still have my Tuscan countryside though!

Pisa rent car Montepulciano 3 nights and Rome 2 nights seems like the way to go. Do you think the best place to drop the car is Chiusa then train to Rome?
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Definitely drop the car before you head into Rome if you can. It generally depends on when the car rental office is open in Chiusi or Orvieto.

Just a thought: If you really want to see Florence, why not spend another night in Florence and rent the car from there rather than Siena? Leaving Florence, you could drive a scenic route through the Chianti to the Montepulciano area. Just depends on how much you also want to see Siena as well. Up to you.
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What time does your flight arrive? There is a bus from the Pisa airport to Siena, but only one per day (1pm I think)if you wanted to start there (spend the night?). There are a couple of places to pick up cars there and Montepulciano isn't that far (you can drive south one hour to Montalcino and then through Pienza for a quick stop before stopping in Montepulciano).
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Now I'm really looking forward to your TR!

You could actually stay in Pisa and easily train to Florence and Siena*. Car to Montepulciano and Pienza. You lose at least 1/2 day changing hotels.

Hope you can fit in more Rome.

*We took a taxi from the Siena station to the center.
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>>>You could actually stay in Pisa and easily train to Florence and Siena*
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I think your plan to go straight to Montepulciano for 3 nights, then 2 nights in Rome, is a good one.

The Florence/Siena additions are just too much. The Val d'Orcia area is a lot of fun, gives you that countryside experience you're looking for and then you can give the bf Rome. Very nice plan.
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Thank you so much I will definitely let you know how it all turns out! Paris is ONE day!!
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