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Trip to Florence

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Trip to Florence

Hi, I will be visiting my daughter who is studying in Florence for a year the beginning of October. My friend and I would also like to do a couple of side trips from Florence. We are thinking Cinque Terre, Siena and Assissi. We only have 11 days and want to be able to enjoy Florence and not cut it short. What would you suggest?



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Siena is a wonderful day trip and done easily as a day trip by bus from Florence; it takes about an hour each way and can be done any time you have a pleasant day. The Cathedral in Siena is a must see -- my favorite town in Italy.



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With 11 days, you should be able to do multiple day trips. Besides Siena (highly recommended), you can combine a trip of Pisa and Lucca.

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Cinque Terre is also easy to do from Florence, but try to get in at least one night there. Don't forget that in Florence you're surrounded by Tuscany; rolling hills, hillside villages and wineries everywhere you look. Try to allocate a couple of days to see some of it.

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Assisi is not that near Florence but doable as a day trip, I went there earlier this year, it meant quite a time sitting on a train, but I thought that it was worth it. I had been wanting to return there for ages.

Siena and Pisa/Lucca are easy day trips by public transport. The Cinque Terre would take a bit longer, I've only ever been by car - and that was a long time ago. The little hilltop town of Fiesole is only a twenty minute bus ride away and I think that it's definitely worth visiting.

Early October, in my experience, anyway, is a beautiful time to visit Florence.

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