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From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Tour
Italy is deeply rooted in culture, religion, and architecture. Florence is conveniently located at the heart of most picturesque, and culturally rich Italian destinations such as Siena, Chianti, Rome, Pisa, Cinque Terre, San Marino, and others have lots to offer including charming architecture, acres of vineyards, sophisticated culture, and authentic Italian cuisine. A day trip to all or any of these is a must when in Florence.
You will find several charming towns around Florence. Here are our recommendations for the best day trips from Florence:
  • Siena: Siena is a beautiful medieval city located just an hour outside of Florence. You can explore the busy town center, and visit one of the many art galleries, museums, and other historical sites on a Florence to Siena day trip.
  • Chianti: Located just outside Florence, the quaint town of Chianti is famous for its breathtaking landscape and delicious wines. On a Florence to Chianti day trip, tour the lush vineyards and wineries, sample local ingredients such as olive oil, and enjoy the fresh country air.
  • Rome: There's no better place to soak in art, culture, and history, than Rome. Home to legendary attractions such as the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Borghese Gallery, along with delicious food, and a vibrant atmosphere, a visit from Florence to Rome cannot be missed.
  • Pisa: Why not visit the birthplace of Galileo! This bustling student town is not just home to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, but also the lively piazza, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, and much more.
  • Cinque Terre: Brightly colored houses, charming cafes, endless hiking trails, and of course, the sparkling mediterranean sea – all define the beautiful town of Cinque Terre. If you are looking for a relaxing day trip to a picturesque little town, a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre should be at the top of your list.
The closest day trips from Florence are:
  • Chianti - 27 KM
  • Siena - 78 KM
  • Pisa - 83 KM
  • Cinque Terre - 183 KM
  • Rome - 272 KM
Yes, all day trips include round-trip return transfers in a luxury AC coach. The pickup location would either be your hotel or a common meeting point in the city. Round trip transfers would help you save time, money, and the hassle of planning the commute yourself.
Some day trips from Florence include meals, with many that offer wine tastings and wine tours as well. Nevertheless, you will find plenty of authentic Italian restaurants and cafes at all destinations.
The top day trips from Florence in terms of shortest distance and tour duration are:
  • Chianti
    Distance: 27-30 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 30-40 minutes (one way)
    Day tour duration: 4-5 hours
  • Siena
    Distance: 78-80 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 1-1.5 hours (one way)
    Day tour duration: 12-16 hours
  • Pisa
    Distance: 83 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 1-1.5 hours (one way)
    Day tour duration: 6 hours
Your day trip to Florence will include a luxury AC coach to and back from the destination. They will pick you up from either your hotel or a common meeting point in the city. An expert guide will also accompany you and provide a detailed tour of the destination. Moreover, your tour may also include entry to different attractions at the day trip destination of your choice. Depending on your destination and the tour you have opted for, meals, snacks, drinks, or a wine tour will also be included in your day trip itinerary.
Here are the closest day trips from Florence and how you can reach them via train:
  • Chianti: There are no direct trains to Chianti. You can take the REG from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Ferrovia, and then take a bus from there to Castellina Chianti.
  • Siena: You can board a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Ferrovia. From there you can take a bus to the center of Siena city, which would only take 15 minutes.
  • Pisa: To get from Florence to Pisa, take the direct train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station at 5:00 PM every day to Pisa Centrale station, which only takes 51 minutes.
  • Cinque Terre: The trip to Cinque Terre from Florence takes about 2.5 hours and would need a station change on the way. You can board the train from Firenze Campo Marte to La Spezia Centrale, and change trains and board a train to Monterosso in Cinque Terre.
  • Rome: There is a direct train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina which leaves Florence every 15 minutes.
These are the best routes to get to Florence:
  • Chianti: Raccordo Autostradale Firenze - Siena is the fastest route to Chianti from Florence that takes only about an hour. From Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia turn to SS67 via Marco Polo. From there take A1/E35 and Raccordo Autostradale Firenze - Siena to SP101 in Barberino Tavarnelle. Follow SP101, the to SP76 to reach your destination.
  • Siena: To get from Florence to Siena, take the SS67 highway from the city and turn into SS73 from Strada Statale 674. From there you can take the Strada Statale 222 Chiantigiana and head to Strada di Marciano, from where you can Viale Vittorio Veneto to Via dei Termini to reach the city. The journey only takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Pisa: From Florence take the E35 and head to A11 exit Limite and stay on A11 until you reach SS1. Follow SS1 to reach Pisa. This is the fastest and smoothest route for a Florence to Pisa day trip at only an hour and 30 minutes.
  • Cinque Terre: Take the E35 and head on to A11 from Florence. Take the E76 from there and follow the lane until you get back to A11. Take the E80 from there and to SS1, and SP38 to get from Florence to Cinque Terre. The journey on this route will not take more than an hour and 40 minutes
  • Rome: The route from Florence to Rome is fairly simple but long. Follow the E35 from Florence to the SS4 lane. Follow the same lane to get to the city center. This is the easiest and fastest route from Florence to Rome. The journey by road through this route takes around 3 hours.
The essential you need to pack for a day trip from Florence are:
  • A water bottle, a backpack, and comfortable shoes
  • Sweater, jacket, umbrella, sunglasses, etc., depending on the weather
  • Cash, credit card, and wallet
  • A copy of your confirmed booking, or the physical voucher
  • A power bank

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