How to travel around Tuscany
We receive many mails from the blog’s following asking what the best way to know Tuscany is and mainly whether it is necessary to go around by car. That is why here I will give you the following information:
1- If your trip is only devoted to Florence and a day dedicated to Siena and San Gimignano you should avoid hiring a car. Florence is a relatively small town which must be known on foot. Besides, the access to cars in the historic heart is not permitted, therefore hiring a car to know Florence is unnecessary expense. Besides parking is another problem. As it is a town dating back to the 16th century, it is not logistically prepared with car parks and they are not enough. The rail and road communications to Siena and San Gimignano are excellent and buses leave hourly.
2- If you want to know the real Tuscany, its little villages and its ravishing countryside, it is essential to travel by car as it is the only way to reach the most enchanting off the beaten places where no public transport can take you.
As I always have, I hope this information is useful to prepare your trip.