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4 days in Tuscany this April

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4 days in Tuscany this April

In April, I am visiting my younger sister, who is studying abroad in Florence. After Rome and Florence, we'd like to travel around Tuscany for 4 days to see some smaller towns, but are unsure where to begin. I've already been to Siena and San Gimignano, and she will have visited both by then as well. I'd love suggestions on an itinerary, whether we should stay in a villa vs. a hotel, and whether we should rent a car or travel via public transportation. We really don't know where to start with a trip like this. Thanks so much!

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1. Re: 4 days in Tuscany this April

A vehicle would be more convenient for travelling around rural Tuscany.


Route planner www.viamichelin.com

You will require an International driving permit for Italy

Be aware of traffic restrictions and ZTL areas roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy Avoid driving in Florence.

Buses www.trainspa.it/train04/extraurbano.pdf

www.discovertuscany www.italia.it/en/home.html

Accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

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2. Re: 4 days in Tuscany this April

Rent a car as it's virtually impossible to explore the Tuscan countryside on public transport. And with only 4 days at your disposal, stay in a hotel as most villa lets (assuming self-catering) are minimum one week. Some are flexible out of season but, to be honest, for so short a time I would hotel or B&B it. You will see lots of discussions on the Tuscany board this morning re staying in southern Tuscany (Montalcino, Pienza, etc) with posters asking very similar questions to yourself. With a base in, say, Pienza you would be able to see most of the highlights of the area, including several very popular villages further south (Sovana, Pitigliano, etc) but you will need that car.

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