19 January 2016

Five Amazing Day Trip Ideas From Florence

Five Amazing Day Trip Ideas From Florence

Very often, people who travel to Florence plan a day trip to near by towns or villages that are well known, rich in history and very attractive as well. This is possible because Florence is very well situated. Driving just a few hours or taking a train tourists are able to stop in many interesting locations.

We recommend the five following locations:

Greve in Chianti.

Greve in Chianti is located just 30 minutes south of Florence and it is known as a bucolic town.  It is finds itself well off the main roads, but nevertheless,  is connected by secondary roads that ensure an easy access to the capital, and it is related to the A1 superstrada between Florence and Rome.

The town is renowned because it supports many agricultural activities: first of all, the growing of the grapes used to produce the world-famous Chianti wine,  the production of Extra virgin Oil, which is more delicate than the southern ones and, last but not least, truffle hunting.

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Your trip to Tuscany is not complete until you visit Pisa. The city is full of Renaissance and Medieval art: it is pleasure for the eyes!

First, you must stop at the Leaning Tower, a very spectacular attraction that you are obliged to see in person at least once in your lifetime. Actually, the whole Piazza dei Miracoli is not to miss: there you will find the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta and the monumental cemetery: the beauty of this place will astound you!

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If you are looking for calmness and a bit of history, the beautiful Lucca is the city to visit. Located an hour west of Florence, it can be reached it by car, or by train in the blink of an eye.

Well known for being the birthplace of Puccini, opera lovers will love Lucca! The walls that represent nowadays a pedestrian promenade encircle the old town, which includes many public squares: the most famous one surely is Piazza dellíAnfiteatro.

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There are many beautiful cities out of Tuscany that you can visit in a day. Bologna is an example: it is the largest city of Emilia-Romagna and it is situated in the heart of a metropolitan area. Well-known for it’s food and towers, Bologna has a wonderful historical city center and it is renowned for its University, which is the oldest in the world and which hosts thousands of students from all over Italy. Bologna is reachable by train from Florence in under 40 minutes


If you go by train, you can reach another beautiful area in just three hours: we are talking about Cinque Terre, located on the Italian Riviera; it is one of the most stunning landscapes of Italy.
Here you will find the town of Manarola, the oldest one of Cinque Terre, full of bright and colourful houses, rich in art, history and cultural traditions. Among the many tourist attractions of the region, we find the famous walking trail between Manarola and Riomaggiore, and the local wine, Sciacchetrà, very renowned all over Italy.

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