Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Tuscan Road Trip Summary

My first proper European road trip went really well. From Murska Sobota, Miran and I drove to Tuscany.

Our first destination was San Gimignano, followed by Siena and then the regional capital, Florence. From there we headed to San Marino before eventually making our way back to Slovenia.

Toscana, Italian for "Tuscany", is probably the most photographed and romantic region in Italy. It is known for its beautiful landscape and is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Tuscany has been home to some very influential people such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Puccini, Dante, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei and Amerigo Vespucci.

Tuscany is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Roughly 10% of World Heritage is found in Tuscany.

San Marino made for a great day trip. It is Europe's 3rd smallest country and the world's oldest republic.

The four day road trip came out to around 1,800 km (1,120 miles). Gas in Slovenia is cheaper than in Italy so we made sure to fill up before we left. However, gas still ran us about €210 ($275) and the Italian road tolls came to €70 ($91). This was a wonderful trip and all of the photos are already posted on Flickr.

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