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Anyone up for a day trip?
It's getting to that time to start thinking of 'where else can I possibly visit while I'm in Firenze' - exciting, huh? Happily, Florence is surrounded by the attractive scenery of Tuscany, and whether you want to visit another art city, relax in the green countryside, wander through medieval lanes or visit villas and vineyards, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Well for your consideration, we excitingly present these wonderful options. On a side note, a favorite with ease is Fiesole (hint, hint).
Siena is a beautiful Tuscan hill-town with an illustrious past. Famous for the twice-yearly
Paliocontest, when horses race around the sloping Campo, Siena also has plenty to
offer tourists at other times of the year: art; churches; museums; narrow picturesque
lanes; views. SITA run express buses from Florence to Siena, departing from the SITA
bus station (approximately hourly). The journey takes an hour and fifteen minutes. Trains
are not such a good option: the journey takes nearly two hours (although a new railway
initiative, the ES link, provides alternative coach travel to Siena). If you take
the train you will need to catch a local bus from the railway station into the heart of Siena.