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The Best Day Trips from Florence: Pisa, Siena and Chianti

Tuscany is definitely one of the most suggestive places in Italy. Well-known for its culture, history, food and mostly for its wine. With just a short trip, you can go to many different places on day trips from Florence. It really depends on what you’d like to do the most. Tuscany offers whatever you need to enjoy your trip at the fullest.

Here are the three most common day trips from Florence.

PISA

This small city less than an hour from Florence is Worldwide famous for the leaning tower. Tourists from all over the World come to visit the famous Piazza dei Miracoli and take some hilarious shots with the tower. In the same square, you can admire many other buildings, like the cathedral, the baptistery and the campanile. The entire square, built in the 11th – 12th century, is so beautiful that is known to be one of the finest architectural complexes in the World. The site was also declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1987.

SIENA

Siena is one of the pearls of Tuscany. Its medieval bricks buildings are very characteristic and make the city one of the best destinations to go to when in Italy. It has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. The best period to visit Siena is during the Palio, an horse race held in the main square, Piazza del Campo, since 1633 on 2nd July and 16th August. However, during these dates, the city is incredibly crowded, so it will be hard to visit all the main attractions.

CHIANTI REGION

If your main reason to visit Tuscany is wine, then you should definitely visit Chianti. This is, in fact, the area where all the major wine producers of the region are. The hills here seem like a drawing. The best way to enjoy a trip here is to rent a car. Even though wineries are the main attraction here, there is also much more to visit. San Giminiano and Montepulciano are just two of the nicest village to visit around here. They’re built on the top of the hills and you can get an amazing view of the surroundings while sipping a great glass of wine.