Relais Modern

Via La Marmora, 22, Via Venezia, 16, Florence, 50100, Italy
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Florence and daytrips.

by Maurizioago

I'm going to spend 4 full days in Florence next month. I am undecided if to spend two full days there and do a couple of daytrips or spend three days in town and do a daytrip. I am also undecided what place to choose for a daytrip; Lucca, Siena; San Gimignao. Your suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks!

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by gfinesilver

you can easily spend 4 full days in florence. but if you want to get out of town, day trips are easy. forget san gimignano unless you want to see the torture museum. siena and lucca will both be highly touristed but are both beautiful. you could also go to some village or do a wine tasting somewhere in chianti as an option.

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by nicolaitan

some of us could spend 4 weeks in Florence :) Personal reflections aside, it depends on how much sacred art and architecture and museums you can tolerate. San G is so crassly commercial - hate it. Siena, Lucca - both are great visits even for a day or the Chianti Route as described above. Only San G of the three choices you offered requires a bus and a train, and takes by far the longest to get to.

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by serenagrimaldi

Hi, Fiesole, is a short but beautiful bus ride away from Florence, and is worth a half day excursion, lots of Roman stuff etc, and very pretty. Siena is fabulous, so unusual, but i would want to spend more than a day there. However, just spending a few hours sitting in the Campo, soaking up the mediaeval atmosphere would be worth it!. Serena

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by zuriga

I agree with Nicolaitan that you can easily give San G. a miss. Of all the spots I saw in Tuscany, that was my unfavorite. I do think Fiesole is very well worth a day or half-day visit.. so easy to get there by bus and a beautiful spot nearby Florence.I also like the areas to the south... Pienza, Montefollonico and Montepulciano but they are difficult without a car.

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by xaver

Hai pensato a Cortona?
Per me è un gioiellino!
Corra

Re: Florence and daytrips.

by Maurizioago

Ho guardato alcune foto di Cortona. Purtroppo resterò siolo quattro giorni a Firenze...

Thanks for all your replies.

Travel Tips for Florence

How to avoid waiting in lines

by sniem

Florence is full of tourists the whole year round, therefor it's almost inevitable to stand in lines to enter museums and churches. and gelaterias (in summer)
In order to avoid this some places offer online prebooking of tickets. For the uffizi art gallery for instance they will give you a certain date and time to enter and you stand in a seperate line than the others. When I did this I still had to wait about 15 minutes to get in but thats nothing compared to 2-3 hours others have to wait.

You can reserve online through this link:
http://www.florenceart.it/booking/

I've also found out that for most places the best time to enter is late. So I visit the not so popular places, like the Bargello (my favourite museum - strange that it's not so popular) in the daytime and after 6pm go to the Academia for instance. You can just walk in, a few hours earlier the waiting line goes around the whole block.

Day trip through Chianti

by Herkbert

We booked a driver to take us down through the chianti region for the day. We saw some magnificent scenery, beautiful little towns, stopped at a winery, visited a cheese-maker and enjoyed the knowledge and company of our driver.

We chose a company called Tuscan Travel Experts and we were pleased with the itinerary, the price and our driver. There are so many wonderful sites in chianti, don't miss it.

The Place in Florence to Buy Leather

by guell about The Famous San Lorenzo Street Market

As my guidebook says "the most fun you'll have leather shopping is without a doubt at the outdoor stalls of the San Lorenzo market, even if the market is rife with mediocre goods."

Haggle hard because the prices are purposely inflated. If you’re good, you can barter them down to almost half the original asking price. Anything leather. We bought a couple of scarfs as well.

Florence is definately a...

by chrissyalex

Florence is definately a walking city! The main attractions are pretty much in a compact area. There is beauty and history around every corner! Wear comfortable shoes ( or buy some there!) I would definately NOT wear sneakers! Florence is such an elegant city and sneakers would not fit in and scream out 'tourist'!

If you want something delicious and speedy

by paoseo about Le Focaccine di Bondi Carlo

The place is very easy. It has tables with wooden benches.
wishing to eat something quickly, cheap and great this is the best place.It is said also that it is one of the best in Florence!
You can eat both "focaccine" and slices of pizza a taglio.
You choose what you want inside your focaccia among what you see is ready and the owner put them inside the focaccia and then he puts it inside the oven. When it is ready, he calls you.
You can choose for istance among: tomatoes, peas,sausages, mozzarella, aubergines, smoked salmon,smoked pig mashrooms, peperonata and zucchini!!
Prices are cheap.
Price depends on what you ask to put inside and how much..usually you shouldn't spend more than 4 Euro. Tastes depends on people...I loved focaccina with smoked salmon but also that one with sausage!!!

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