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    Flash1210 is offline Junior Member - Learning about Tuscany
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    Default Trip to Tuskany

    We're coming to Italy for Easter week with a car. First we'll visit Gardaland for a few days and then we'll go to Tuscany.
    Florence is on the plan to fall on Easter Monday and we're wondering if anything will be open that day? I hope the restaurants works ? We also need help with parking. Where is the best place to parking without entering the ZTL zone?
    We're leaving in the evening, our accommodation is near Siena, where we will be for the next three days. Plan is to have a day of visit Siena. Your advice for next two days? We want to see real Tuscany, small villages and countryside. I know for many of these place, but I also know that we can't see them all. What would be the best plan of the trip?
    Thank you for every answer

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    DonnaDenise is offline Senior Member - Expert about Tuscany
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    Default Tuscany during Easter


    I suggest that you start by having a look at our response on this link:

    Holy Week 2020 in Tuscany

    Then you might enjoy looking through this article, number 4 and number 7 are two of my favorites. They are both sleepy little towns that embody the spirit of Tuscany. To tell the truth I am also partial to the hike from Siena on the via Francigena


    I also suggest that you look at some of the itineraries that are mentioned in this link - especially Montecucco, not only are they about small towns, great landscape but they also include some beautiful wineries.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    If you're doing Florence just for that day, I suggest you consider parking at Villa Costanza right off the A1 motorway and taking the tramway allt the way downtown - parking is cheap and safe, away from the ZTL : https://www.visitflorence.com/blog/v...isit-florence/

    Yes, everything including restaurants will be open on that day. It is a long holiday weekend and even the Uffizi and Accademia generally will have a special opening considering they usually close on that day.

    From Siena, I'd suggest one day toward Volterra and San Gimignano (quick stop in Monteriggioni too), another south toward the Val d'Orcia to see the gorgeous views and wine countries of Brunello di Montalcino all the way to Montepulciano.

    I recommend dedicating a full day to Siena, so don't forget to include that as well ;-)
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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    Flash1210 is offline Junior Member - Learning about Tuscany
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    Donna and Lourdes thank you very much!!!
    You gave me really great instructions and advice!
    See you in a beautiful Tuscany!

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