During college I studied abroad in Rome, and consequently, my family has given me the task (not complaining!) of planning our family's dream summer vacation to Italy. Based on our interests and travel ability, I've decided to book hotels in Florence, Siena and Rome and plan day trips from these major cities. Tips on Tuscan towns to see, best mode of transportation (bus vs. train), best family attractions/activities etc. are much appreciated!
Family requests - Venice, Siena (favorite!), Cortona & Pompei
While 'based' in Florence - what cities are day-trip worthy?
- San Gimignano?
-other suggestions on must-sees?
While 'based' in Siena, what cities are day-trip worthy?
-San Gimignano? (Better as a day trip from Florence or Siena)
- other suggestions on must-sees?
We will be in Rome for the final 5 days of our trip. From there we will visit Pompei. Any other must-see day trips? (I was thinking Tivoli, weather permitting.)
Any suggestions on trusted tour companies to book day trips with?
THANK YOU! With your help, hopefully I will be able to plan a memorable Italian vacation for my very excited family!