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Umbertide to Pisa, places to visit

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Umbertide to Pisa, places to visit

Hi, we are travelling from Umbertide to Pisa by car next week, and would love recommendations for a place to stop on the way. Where would you suggest we stop for lunch and a spot of sightseeing?

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Umbertide
Province of Perugia, Italy
Pisa
Pisa
Province of Pisa, Italy
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1. Re: Umbertide to Pisa, places to visit

If you want to visit something in Umbria, consider Trasimeno Lake (maybe not if the weather is bad): Passignano sul Trasimeno is a nice village on the lake and can be visited in few hours.

Otherwise, there are countless options in Tuscany: Arezzo, Cortona, Volterra... the most "obvious" may be assumed Siena, certainly if you don't know it it would deserve a visit; however, it deserves more than some hours, and visiting it as a stop in a road trip is not easy: all the centre is closed to traffic, and you'd have to park outside then walk a not so short distance.

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Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Province of Perugia, Italy
Arezzo
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Province of Arezzo, Italy
Cortona
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Province of Arezzo, Italy
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Province of Pisa, Italy
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Province of Siena, Italy
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2. Re: Umbertide to Pisa, places to visit

Hi! The most direct route between Umbertide and Pisa goes through Città di Castello, Arezzo, Firenze. On route, Arezzo is the most obvious spot (apart Firenze).

The problem is that Arezzo is too close to Umbertide to be a place for lunch. Unless you decide to visit Arezzo a bit carefully (the city deserves it); this way the lunch time will come soon.

Another option is to stop in Florence, but without entering the city by car (there is the problem recalled by Aristophane); just park the car along the A1 motorway, at the "Villa Costanza" parking lot, between the "Firenze Impruneta" and "Firenze Scandicci" toll stations, then take the tramway, in just 23 minutes without stress you ride up to Florence center.

http://www.parcheggiovillacostanza.it/

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Then, at "Firenze Scandicci" toll station you can exit the motorway to take the highway (no toll) to Pisa.

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Umbertide
Province of Perugia, Italy
Pisa
Pisa
Province of Pisa, Italy
Arezzo
Arezzo
Province of Arezzo, Italy
Florence
Florence
Province of Florence, Italy
Impruneta
Impruneta
Province of Florence, Italy
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