Tuscany and Amalfi Coast in September
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 7:24 PM Last Post By: sssarahmarie
Feb 5, 2013 8:53 AM
My partner and I are planning (and looking forward to!) a trip to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in September - spending about 7 days in each of the two regions.
We are in the early stages so look forward to any advice you have.
The aim is to take it fairly easy and not bite off more than we can chew.
We hope to take in the beautiful countryside, charming towns/villages, seaside villages - spending our time relaxing, swimming, strolling, eating, drinking and generally enjoying a romantic holiday in this gorgeous country!
We will probably fly into Florence - I have been and loved it but will only need a few nights revisit which my partner is looking forward to/his first visit there. We have both been to Pisa so we won't need to add it this time.
Would love to hear what your favourite places are and which are best as a base?
Would it be better to stay in two places in Tuscany after Florence?
Also would we need to hire a car and if not what is the public transport llike in the region?
During the Amalfi leg we would rather not hire a car but, again, were wondering if the public transport is ok?
Which town/village would you suggest to stay there? Which is your favourite? Which is the best base?
Looking forward to your suggestions - thank you in advance!
Feb 5, 2013 9:13 AM
1Not sure where you are coming from but it will probably easier to fly into Pisa and then take a train to Florence, there are not a lot of flights into Florence. For Tuscany I would suggest 3 nights in Florence then look at another base for 4 days, if you want to see the countryside then i would recommend hiring a car for the 4 days. I would personally suggest Volterra which is a great town not too touristy, and with a car easy to reach the towns of San Gimignano, Siena, Colle Val d'Elsa, Certaldo and also the coast. Or you could head further south to places like Montepulciano which can be a good base for the Val d'Orcia, Pienza and Siena. There really is so much to see that it is hard to recommend somewhere. For example I have not even mentioned Lucca possibly my favourite small city in Italy, this can be done as a say trip from Florence.
For the Amalfi coast public transport is fine there is a good bus service and you can also use the boats although come September some services might not be so regular, I would personally base myself in Amalfi or Positano.
Feb 5, 2013 7:24 PM
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