The best advice for an unforgettable Florentine experience is simply not to leave Italy on weekends. Traveling within the country is an excellent way to save money, practice your Italian, and experience many diverse regions and people. Luckily, Florence is well positioned for extensive budget travel-in fact, all towns listed below are just a train or bus ride away and perfect for a day of exploring. Rise early and return in the evening and you won't even have to pay for a hostel. After so many spectacular day trips around Tuscany, you'll realize that there's more to Italy than Venice, Rome, Florence, Milan and the Amalfi Coast ... and that the towns below are just a few of the amazing nearby places to visit!