train travel in Italy

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1. Posted by naustin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I am going to Italy in early April 06. We need to get from Florence to Grosseto, and don't know if we should go through Siena or along the coast via Pisa. Any suggestions?

2. Posted by inbecshead (Budding Member 10 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi, im not sure which way is quicker, or what sienna is like as i havent been there, but i would say go see the leaning tower!

the town of pisa its self isnt much at all, filled with tourists, and tacky merchandise, but the tower IS famouse and makes for some great photos. i was lucky when i was there they had just taken down scaffolding. (- even the cheesey photos from a distance pretending to hold it up are keepers!!)

happy train travells!

3. Posted by Gez (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Siena is a really cool little town with a great Piazza,loads of history based around the famous palio and beautiful scenery. Definitely worth checking out if you can. I would rather go to Siena than Pisa ... just a personal preference though.

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

When I was in Italy, I went out of my way to see the leaning tower... Just to be able to say that I had seen it. Only stopped over for an hour though. I would go there..

5. Posted by rolla (Full Member 32 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi all
if u wish to travel by train from florence to grosseto i recommend to pass through siena, it's a lovely place and it's much more interesting. of course the pisa tower's fun, but that's it.
the tuscan coast's nice too, but mostly if u're driving a car and stop by sometimes.
florence/siena and siena/grosseto take almost 1,30 hrs train ride each. easy.
enjoy that wonderful part of italy.