Day Trips to Tuscany From Florence

It is wise to take a trip to Tuscany from Florence if you like to explore every province. No corner of Tuscany is far from Florence. There are many options for different activities, destinations and transport. Tuscany has story of more than three thousand years old. If you like to enjoy vacation you should explore Tuscany which is the place of art, adventure, romance, and history, come together.

When you design your expedition to Florence, do remember to include some province mentioned below –

  1. Pisa

Take the regional train at Santa Maria Novella which is the main station in Florence that’ll give you a ride to Pisa centrale. There are trains running every 15 to 30 minutes of interval. It takes an hour to reach your destination from train and 1.5 hours from car. Once you reach the station, then you can walk down to the main city or take public transport. By car, you just need to follow the highway SGC Firenze to Pisa to Livorno to Pisa.

If you board a bus from station, then get down at the Torre stop which is quite nearby Pizza de Miracoli. Once you reach your destination, then you can start with Leaning Tower. Oh yes! don’t forget to book your ticket for Leaning Tower in advance form any online site like TripIndicator.

  1. Lucca

You can reach Lucca by bus or train, but train is best as it is fast, avoids traffic and you can also have natural view of Tuscany. The train is available at main station of Florence, which reaches your destination in 1.15 hours. If you travel by car, then you have more opportunity and freedom to reconnoitre the countryside. Half day walk tours will let you explore Porta San Pietro, the 16th Century wall. Also take a guide who can give you proper information on history.

  1. Arezzo

You can reach here in an hour from the train which will be taken from Florence at, Santa Maria Novella. However, if you take a car, you need more than an hour because of the toll and traffic. The city is full of surprises. The streets are covered with restaurants, cafes, speciality shops, etc. There are historic monuments like Medici Fortress, archaeological museum, art museum, Roman amphitheatre and churches.

  1. Siena

Siena is a full day trip hence it is wise to stay overnight at this place. The landscapes, monuments, architecture, are all unforgettable. You can reach Siena by bus or car because there isn’t any station for trains to arrive. The bus drops you in the hub of the town from there it is only five minutes of walk to main public square.

  1. Chianti Wine Country

Tuscany has many wine regions. Chianti is 30 minutes away by road, where you’ll experience small towns like Gaiole, Panzano, Montespertoli and San Casciano that have vineyard. Enjoy the taste of wine and have lunch in one of the vineyards.

  1. Montepulciano or Montalcino

Montalcino is a small city that isn’t visited much by tourists but it is the source of famous Italy’s wine, Brunello di Montalcino. It also makes DOCG rated wine which is the best wines in Italy, Vino Nobile Montepulciano. You can spend 2 to 3 hours walking on the roads and observing the shops, scenery, while tasting wines and meats. Get a train to the city or board a bus from Florence which will be switched again in Siena.

There are many third-party websites that can give a tour package of full day in which they cover most of the sights. Some of the combined packages are –

  • Sienna to Chianti wines
  • Florence morning walking tour
  • From Pisa to Tuscan Countryside

There are various deals and packages available online. You can compare all of them and book the best deals. This is why you can also book passes for Leaning Tower and bus or train tickets.  To know more facts about the journey from Florence to Tuscany and book your hotel room, go through the link –