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Thread: 2.5 days in Tuscany + Cinque Terre??

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    Question 2.5 days in Tuscany + Cinque Terre??

    Hi,

    My wife, 3 year old daughter and myself are landing in Pisa on this Thursday (5th May) midnight.
    We fly out around 4 pm from Pisa on Sunday (8th May).

    Am quite unsure on where we should stay and what we should do in the 2.5 days we have - would love to be able to do Tuscany (Chianti + Siena) and Cinque Terre - please please please suggest where we should live and what our itinerary should look like.

    We have been to Florence before.

    Thanks so much
    Varun

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    That isn't a lot of time to fit in all that you want to see, the first one I'd skip would be Cinque Terre to have more time for Tuscany.

    First, are you willing to rent a car to see Chianti? There isn't much public transport to make it quick to visit, so if you have a car, I'd suggest you arrive, quickly see Pisa and then move on to the Chianti area. From there, you can drive around and go to Siena.

    If you're not planning on driving, then I would suggest you use Florence as your base for all of your nights. It will make it easier to take a bus from there and go to San Gimignano, and then on to Siena. You will see Chianti as the bus drives through it, but not really stop in it UNLESS you join a tour - take a look at the many ones offered through Viator: https://www.partner.viator.com/en/8357/

    Even if you've been to Florence before, it is the best base when you have no car.
    The second alternative would be to head on to Siena directly and stay there. There are buses as well as tours that depart from there.
    You'd need to take a bus from Pisa, passing through Florence before getting to Siena - more details here: http://www.discovertuscany.com/siena...out-a-car.html

    Now if you really really want to fit in CT in, I won't say you can't do it and offer the way to do it:
    fit it in the first day when you are in Pisa (since you're closer). Take the train up to Riomaggiore, take the ferry from there to Monterosso to see all the towns from the sea and then use the train to move in between them. The trails along the sea are still mostly all closed, so the easiest way to visit is by train.
    In this case, I'd sleep there overnight the first night before heading back into Tuscany - and at that point, I'd suggest you stay in Siena, seeing as that is really more what you want to see than Florence!

    If you like any of these plans, start looking at hotels and accommodation so that you can pick something nice rather than be left with few choices. It is already a busy time in CT and Tuscany so you can't wait until the last day to decide where to stay, otherwise you will be worrying about that rather than enjoying your travels!
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    Default Stay in the heart of tuscany

    Hi Varun,
    I think our farmhouse is perfect for your holiday.

    Our area is called "Toscana nel cuore"- "The heart of Tuscany" also because we are in a central position for visiting the main attractions in Tuscany.

    We are in the middle between Empoli and Montespertoli (a village famous for its wine Chianti di Montespertoli ), 45 minutes driving from Pisa Airport, 25 minutes from Florence, 45 minutes driving from Siena and 30 minutes from Chianti Classico Area (Greve in Chianti ....).

    If you would like to go to Cinque Terre the journey is a bit longer but lots of our guests do that while they are staying with us. You could go there by train from Empoli train station (about 2 and a half hour).

    If you would like to have more info about us, check this page.

    We look forward to hearing from you

    Kind Regards
    Saida

    Quote Originally Posted by vdinodiya View Post
    Hi,

    My wife, 3 year old daughter and myself are landing in Pisa on this Thursday (5th May) midnight.
    We fly out around 4 pm from Pisa on Sunday (8th May).

    Am quite unsure on where we should stay and what we should do in the 2.5 days we have - would love to be able to do Tuscany (Chianti + Siena) and Cinque Terre - please please please suggest where we should live and what our itinerary should look like.

    We have been to Florence before.

    Thanks so much
    Varun

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