Tuscany/Umbria?

Old Nov 1st, 2005, 01:29 PM
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Tuscany/Umbria?

Going to Italy in June with my wife and two children ages 18 and 4.

Flying into Venice for three nights, followed by a week (as of now) in Tuscany. Probably somewhere around San Gemignano. We figured we'd rent a car and take day trips: 1)Train into Florence for a day or two
2)Train to LaSpezia and then Cinque Terre for a day
3)And then spend the remaining days driving around Tuscany and Umbria
before heading to Salerno for three days and finally Rome for three days.

My question: Does this sound do-able? Can I cover a portion of Tuscany/Umbria in two or three days or should I just focus on one or the other?

Any thounghts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Nov 1st, 2005, 02:59 PM
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>>Can I cover a portion of Tuscany/Umbria in two or three days or should I just focus on one or the other?<<

My answer is to focus on one, namely the area around San Gimignano/Siena. From there you can reach the best of Tuscany from Chianti to the Val d'Orcia.

Why Salerno? Do you mean Sorrento? (That would be more like it.)
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Go to Umbria...it's less touristy than Tuscany.

Urbania is gorgeous!
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The part that looks hard to me is doing Cinque Terre for just a day. I would rather stay around there for a couple of days or skip it. It is a place, in my opinion, to hike, relax, enjoy the sea views and eat the delicious local fish and pasta w/pesto.

On the other hand, I stayed in Florence on one trip but have also done two different daytrips there on two different trips. I think it works well as an organized daytrip, if you just focus on a couple of sights, especially with your little one in tow.

I like your idea to take the train into Florence even though you have a car; on both those mentioned daytrips I voted heavily for the train but lost out to other opinions. Both times we wasted precious time looking for parking in Florence.
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Park for free at the easy-to-get-to Piazzale Michelangelo (beautiful overlook) and walk down into Florence in 30 minutes.

Yes, Umbria is gorgeous, but Tuscany is gorgeous-er despite being "touristy". (Except for Florence itself where the crowds can indeed spoil the visit.)
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I loved Orvieto... (Umbria). Very close to Roma.
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And Urbino (Umbria) is great too.

Either choice, you'll have a great time.
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Urbino is not in Umbria.
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