Day Trips from Florence

The small size of Florence and its incredible surroundings in Tuscany make excursions to nearby cities almost unmissable.

Since Florence is relatively small, tourists will only need a couple of days to see the essential sights. Therefore; if you are staying in Florence for over a weekend, we recommend organizing trips to the various enchanting villages and towns of Tuscany. Here are the most important day trips.

Nearby sights

Pisa

Pisa is an old port city, famous worldwide thanks to its leaning tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Discover the best things to do in the city.

Siena

Siena is a city in Tuscany and one of the most charming cities of Italy. Discover the best things to do and how to get to the city from Florence.

San Gimignano

Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is a small walled medieval town. Discover the best things to do and see.

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni is a charming Medieval village located 34 miles (55 km) south of Florence. Discover the best things to do and how to get to Monteriggioni.

Cinque Terre

Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are five of the most beautiful villages in the world. Cinque Terre is fascinating.

Assisi

Believed to be a sacred destination, Assisi is the birthplace and resting place of St. Francis and St. Clare. Discover the best things to do in Assisi.

Cortona

Cortona is the setting of the film Under the Tuscan Sun and one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany. Find out what to do and how to get to Cortona.

How to do these day-trips?

These remarkable and iconic places in Tuscany can either be visited by booking an English-speaking day-excursion from Florence, or you can rent a car and discover Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Cinque Terre, Assisi or Cortona on your own. Unless you have booked a long stay holiday in Tuscany, we recommend booking a guided tour. It is the easiest and most hassle-free way of exploring the region.