Is a day trip from Florence to Siena and Assisi the same day possible or too ambitious? We are driving.
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Way too much to enjoy both. Siena in itself is an enjoyable all day affair. Anything shorter will leave you missing out on many great shops, eateries and neighborhoods. Suggest choosing one or the other or splitting them into two separate days.
Agree with Chris. Visitors driving to both destinations cannot touring on the car unless you wouldn't mind to infringe the local rules and risk to be fined.
After left the motor vehicle in one of the parking area (with tickets), there is quite a bit to walk on both towns; Siena is bigger, but we have experienced the Bosco di San Francesco walk out of the Assisi walk.
After that almost everyone need a rest to recover.
As others write, it is impossible to see both in one day from Florence. First off, they are quite some distance apart - Siena-Assisi must be a 90 mins drive - and secondly they both merit much more than a rushed couple of hours. (In an ideal world, they would both merit and overnight.) You can drive to both though easily. Siena parking is plentiful, well signposted and right on the edge of the ZTL with only a short walk into the city. And although admittedly I only ever go to Assisi in the winter, that too has masses of well organised parking and even park & rides. Aussies make a good point though in that both towns require a fair amount of walking uphill, irrespective of where you manage to secure a parking spot, but I don't see arriving by car as being an issue.
Thanks all. I was afraid of that. Also want to see Gubbio. Suggestions for Siena or Assisi?
Are you asking us to help you choose between the two? If so, Assisi is an extremely beautiful town but it is primarily a place of religious pilgrimage whereas Siena isn't. Perhaps that will help you decide?
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No way! 2 different directions. I suggest looking at a detailed map of Italy ad you will understand.
Thanks folks. Your help is so appreciated.