Subject: Re: towns between Rome and Florence
Hello Sheila,

I am behind in reading my email so have only seen one answer to your question about the towns worth seeing. I know one writer suggested Orvieto and I would agree.

I would add a couple also. I love Assisi and have never failed to visit it the eight times I have been to Italy. It is a beautiful little town and well worth toiling up the steep hills.

I have also enjoyed Perugia though I have been there only once. I would also recommend Siena, again a beautiful town, but lots of hills. San Gimignano is also worth a visit.

Since I travel by train when I am in Italy I know that all of them, except possibly San Gimignano, can be reached by train. The latter can be reached by bus from Florence near the train station. I did it on a tour from Florence, but that was not enough time as the tour was set up.

I would save Lucca for when you head to Emilia Romagna, and Fiesole is easily reached by bus from Florence. It's almost like a suburb.

If you are interested in the Etruscans there are also Tarquinia and Cerveteri, towns with much to see about this mysterious people. I hope I have given you some ideas for the trip. If I had to choose from the list above, I would pick Assisi, Orvieto, and Siena.

Ciao Joan from Rockford