I would always prefer visiting a city where there aren’t any tourist buses polluting the city – visually. hordes of tourists are the worst thing you should have to bear while visiting a foreign city.

Siena is a wonderful city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. The city is more or less closed to cars, you wont see any tourist buses and the tourist here are mostly Italians, unless word has got around about this historic medieval city. http://wikitravel.org/en/Siena

Proposed Itinerary:

Italian Break fast – a croissant and a cappuccino..

  • Day2: Drive to see the tower of Pisa
  • Day2: Park over here: Via Fazio degli Uberti, Pisa


  • Day2: MAKE SURE YOU DONT ENTER THE ZTL ZONES with your car, this will cost you.
  • Day2: Morning to at most 1300hrs – walk to the Piazza del Duomo, take the typical picture holding up the tower of Pisa – the piazza is a very touristic spot and can be quite crowded depending on the season.
  • Day2: Try to leave Pisa before lunch aiming for Lunch in Florence.
  • Day2: Arrive in Florence and once again avoid ZTL and park here: Piazza Francesco Ferrucci, DO NOT cross the river thats an easy guideline to avoid ZTL
  • Day2: Here is a guideline for the trip: http://wikitravel.org/en/Florence and my recommended order to visit, drive until Piazza Francesco Ferrucci, park there and walk from there.
  • Day2: Leave the hordes of tourist behind in Florence and drive to Siena
  • Day2: Park here and as always avoid ZTL


  • Day3-4: Enjoy the sights, sounds, food, cafes, and if luck the horse races of this beautiful city and its medieval feel, http://wikitravel.org/en/Siena
  • Day5: Leave Siena for the Airport at Pisa – give your self 2 hours to reach there.

BONUS: Have lunch on the way to Pisa at Dario Cecchini – Butcher of Panzano.

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