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1 day stopover from Siena to Croatia: Recommendations?

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1 day stopover from Siena to Croatia: Recommendations?

Next May, my husband, 2 friends & I will be renting a house in Tuscany for a week, and then spending a week in Croatia. We plan on having a car in both locations, and as it's only a 6.5 hour drive from Siena to Zagreb, we were planning on driving over (we're very comfortable driving internationally as we've done so in France, Greece, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic).

However there are so many wonderful places along the way that we'd like to stop in one for a day -- sadly we can't make a longer trip of the traverse as we're limited in vacation time. The obvious choice is Venice but most of us have been there before, and we'd like to go somewhere along the way that's somewhat less likely to be visited in another trip.

Some options we're considering are: Trieste, Padua or Lake Bled. Which of these do you recommend, or are there better options?

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1. Re: 1 day stopover from Siena to Croatia: Recommendations?

Hi PekoePeony

all the places you mentioned are certainly worth a visit.

Can I add to these:

- Bologna

- Ferrara

- Aquileia and Grado

You can easily find on the internet materials on these cities.

Also keep in mind that the theoretical distance (obtained from www.viamichelin.com?) can be lengthened because of traffic jams, in May, especially at the beginning of the weekend (typically, Friday afternoon or Saturday morning).

Have a good trip!

Brun066

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2. Re: 1 day stopover from Siena to Croatia: Recommendations?

Trieste, Padua and Lake Bled are all places that I like. Since you are driving, Lake Bled is probably preferable. With the other two you risk getting fined for driving into a ZTL area.

Edited: 16 September 2013, 07:47
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