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Itinerary with public transport from Florence

Are you in Florence and want to explore the surroundings of the Tuscan capital? Want to go to lesser known cities? Discover other cities in the region? So this post is for you! Today I will tell you which cities to visit using public transport from Florence.

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Itinerary with public transport from Florence

The Tuscany region is impressive in every way and is home to splendid cities! There are those who think that in order to get to know the cities in the region, it is almost mandatory to rent a car, due to the distances, but today I bring you good news: you don’t need to rent a car to visit Tuscany, because it’s knowing the region using only the public transportation. Today we are going to present you a Itinerary with public transport from Florence. Here at  Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia  you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our  “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”.

Our Introduction

One of the most famous and beloved regions of Italy, Tuscany is very cultural, and presents its visitors with impressive cities, either for their captivating simplicity or for their unique and rich historical heritage. Tuscany is a priceless gem that Italy is proud to share with the world and its visitors.


When we talk about Florence, few know that it is possible to visit places close to the Tuscan capital without using a rented car. In fact, this is one of the biggest myths of all: “you can only get to know Tuscany if you rent a car!”. It is not true, of course, that if you want to do specific itineraries such as the Wine Route, for example, then yes, it is very easy to have a car, however, if you don’t mind and prefer to use public means: you will now learn which cities to discover with public transport from Florence. Also read: The Ten Must-See Places In Tuscany.

Cities to discover with public transport from Florence by bus

For shorter distances I suggest you use the bus, as it is fast, does not usually delay, and works very well. To find out about arrival and departure times, you can click here! To check the values, I suggest clicking here, as some prices may change without prior notice.


How to go? Take bus n7 in Via La Pira (Piazza San Marco). Departing from Piazza San Marco in Florence, you will pass through several residential areas of Florence. Then you’ll continue through the charming Fiesole, which offers an impressive view of the capital of Tuscany. Also read: Visiting Tuscany

The ascent to Fiesole is not the easiest, but if you are one of the people who love a challenge, you can get off at the San Domenico stop and go up on foot, admiring the panorama. Click here to learn more about Fiesole!


How to go? Take bus 10 at Piazza San Marco. Passing through the neighborhood of Coverciano, which is all residential, reaching Settignano you can visit the Soccer Museum. From there you can walk around the city without worrying about anything, as it is a very peaceful and pleasant place. Click here to learn more about Settignano!

Parco di Pratolino

How to go? Take bus 25 A from Piazza San Marco. It’s perfect for those who want to get away from the big tourist crowd, especially during the summer. Pratolino is a delight, much quieter and cooler than other cities nearby.

The bus that takes you there stops at the entrance of the park, which is a green oasis in the midst of so much art, in addition, the park houses several villages, such as the beautiful Villa di Pratolino, which is an integral part of the UNESCO heritage list. Also read: What to do in Florence in three days?

Cities to discover with public transport from Florence by train

Another excellent option for those who want to discover Tuscany using public transport is to travel by train. It’s also quiet, cheap, and efficient. Click here and learn all about trains in Italy!

Furthermore, the great advantage is that you can leave the region without any problem, as the trains departing from Florence have great range options within and outside the region. To know times, distances and prices, you can click on this link!

San Gimignano

No presentations needed! With its unique beauty, San Gimignano is the kind of city that needs to be known. Also called medieval Manhattan, San Gimignano will enchant you, believe me! To get to know San Gimignano better, read this post! Click here to learn more about San Gimignano!

Good to know…

San Gimignano has no train station! To get to San Gimignano you will have to disembark with the train at Poggiobonsi Station, and take a bus to San Gimigniano. I recommend San Gimignano only for those who are not in a hurry and I suggest you to stay overnight in the city.


Another beautiful city in Tuscany is Siena! The city is very famous for its Palio and offers really interesting attractions! Click here to learn more about Siena!

Group Tour to San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti
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Famous for its Leaning Tower, Pisa is a very cultural, historical city of unparalleled beauty. Worth visiting? YES! And if you want to know everything about this splendorous city, click here to find out more about Pisa!


Lucca is a charm! It really deserves to be visited! Despite being small, it is immense in its cultural value for the whole of Italy and getting to know Lucca will show you the reason for all this wealth. Click here to learn more about Lucca!

Golden Tip
Pisa and Lucca can be visited in just one day, as Pisa has few attractions and you can spend more time in Lucca. If you are a lover of a ride on two wheels, I advise you to rent a bike and take a beautiful tour of the walls of Lucca. For bike rental in Lucca click here or to rent a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle anywhere in the world, click here!

Group Tour to Lucca and Pisa

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If you want to travel from the Tuscany region for a day trip, remember to follow Ana Patrícia’s super tip: the 3 hours rule! What is this rule? If it takes up to 3 hours to get to and from any city using public transport, it’s worth it, as it won’t be a tiring trip or rush; however, if the round trip time exceeds that time, it ends up not being worth it, unless you sleep at your destination and come back at the end of the next day.

Our beloved Tuscany! Do you know the origin of the name Tuscany? I tell you now!

Tuscany, in the Middle Ages, was called Tuscia. This name came from the Latin Tuscia, and designated the territory inhabited by the Tusci, that is, the Etruscans. Tuscia is the plural of Latin Tuscus. Tuscia is synonymous with Etruria which derives from the name of the region of Tuscany; in time: in the region of Lazio we find a city, in the province of Viterbo, called Tuscania.

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Itinerary with public transport from Florence – Tuscany is a true gift from Italy to the world! With precious cities, full of culture, history, monuments, museums and so many other attractions, Tuscany undoubtedly deserves to be explored as much as possible and it is possible to get to know it using only public transport.

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