I asked you for ALL of your recommendations, and here they are below! Thanks for those of you who contributed to this Ultimate Florence Bucket List post!
olilivy I studied abroad in Arezzo, it’s amazing! I miss it almost daily 😭 it’s big enough that you can’t see it all in one day, but still small enough that it has that true Italian town vibe to it. Also, it’s about an hour by train from Florence (which I also love dearly).
laura_jamieson1 Go to Lucca if you want to visit a beautiful historic little city in Tuscany!!
itsanograiner Another vote for Lucca! My favorite!
gabsmichele_ Orvieto is the cutest town. Not too expensive little boutique hotels, and the people are so so so friendly! And the food is amazing!
cuisinebykb Greve in Tuscany is ADORABLE! Best gelato I had during my time in Italy. There’s also a really famous butchery in Greve so you can pick up some charcuterie and wine for back at your AirBnB!
lapritas01 There is a little town close enough to Florence called Panzano. It’s a marvelous cute place, as many Tuscan towns are, however, there is a very famous chef/ butcher in town serving a 5 course meal based on meat. It’s called antica Macelleria Cecchini. The meal is only 60 Euros or so. It’s in the Chianti area, so if you are into wine, you are in for a treat. This place is highly recommended, mostly Italians go there.