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Guided Walking Holidays in   Southern Tuscany


How do I get from Florence Airport to the Rail Station?  It is about a twenty minute taxi ride or there are shuttle buses called "Vola In Bus". Florence is a small airport so it is easy to spot the bus at the entrance to the airport. One way bus tickets cost 6 euros.

If I go to Florence a day early where should I stay?   The rail station (Santa Maria Novella Station) is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Old Florence. There are many three and four star hotels within a few blocks of the station and from there you can easily walk into the historic part of the city. The Hotel Ariele is a good three star hotel just a few blocks from the station.

Can I go by train right to Siena instead of meeting in Florence?
Yes. Siena has a train station with frequent trains from Florence. The hotel is a short taxi ride from the station.

If I want to see the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence should I book in advance?  Yes. If you don't buy tickets in advance you will have to wait in a long line.  You can buy tickets from the gallery website for specific entry times.  If you want a guided tour of the gallery you can book this and other tours of Florence  through www.viator.com

What weather can I expect? May and September are usually the best times for walking in Tuscany. Usually it is warm but not too hot with an average temperature of about 20C. Rain is possible but it is not the rainy season,

What sort of people will be on the holidays?   Usually it is a mix of singles and couples aged 50+. Most will be Canadians but sometimes they are joined by people from other countries.

What if I am on a special diet?   If you tell us in advance arrangements can be made to cater to most special diets.

What if I don't want to walk one day?  No problem. You can spend the day enjoying the hotel or make your own way into fascinating Siena.

Can I drink the water?  The answer is yes but in an overabundance of caution we still recommend that you drink bottled water anywhere in Europe.

Should I pre-book opera tickets?
Yes. If you know you want to attend the opera concert you can reserve tickets online. We can't promise they will be available if you wait until the day of the concert.


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Southern Tuscany

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