Tuscany Towns on a Sunday

Old Jul 24th, 2003, 10:43 AM
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Tuscany Towns on a Sunday

We have an extra day planned for a day trip out of Florence. Due to scheduling which is far to drawn out to explain, this day will be a Sunday. Pardon my ignorance but are many of the towns in Central and Eastern Tuscany worth visting on this day of the week (not Siena).

For example, if we were to drive through Chianti would you expect the wineries to be closed? If we ventured to San Gimignano and Volterra or instead to Lucca would the small shops and cafes be closed?

Trying to decide between these various cities/towns and wanted to know if anyone had insight.

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Old Jul 24th, 2003, 10:44 AM
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sorry meant Western Tuscany as well.
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Old Jul 24th, 2003, 01:17 PM
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We went to Lucca on a Sunday very recently and found it to be mostly quiet in regards to other tourists but things were open - we had no problems and had a really wonderful time - great place. We also stopped by Pisa on the same day (in late afternoon)... it was more crowded and things were also open.
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Old Jul 25th, 2003, 05:48 PM
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We spent a Sunday afternoon in Lucca, and most stores were closed so we just wandered around, visited the cathedral, etc. It was very quiet. We were delighted when around 5 p.m., all the residents came out for their "passeggiata", and many stores and bars opened for the evening. (There were a few, but very few, places open at lunchtime).
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We found Pisa around the tower and duomo to be active, Lucca to be quiet, and San Gimignano to be quite active...all on a Sunday in late May
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My guess is the higher the tourist quotient the less chance of finding things closed on Sunday. Our experience was with Florence and Assisi where nothing we were interested in was closed even for lunch.
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