Itinerary Tuscany road trip
9 days in Tuscany: the most loved italian region by foreigners
- Why visit Tuscany
- Tour of Tuscany in 9 days
- Travel route Tuscany
- What to do in Tuscany
- Articles that may interest you
Why visit Tuscany?
If you are wondering what are the reasons to visit Tuscany by car, read my itinerary about what I think are the main stops of the tour "Tuscany road trip".
A tour of Tuscany by car will allow you to admire one of the most loved regions of Italy abroad. A land famous all over the world for some of the most beautiful medieval cities ever, for good wine, for its postcard landscapes and a crystalline sea that bathes the Tuscan archipelago.
From March to November is the best time to visit Tuscany.
Tuscany road trip in 9 days days
Florence is defined "the cradle of the Renaissance" and it is no coincidence that it is one of the most beautiful cities of art in the world.
- Florence - Fiesole (10 Km/6,2 mi)
Fiesole is a small village ideal for archeology lovers and for romantics who want to admire Florence from above.
- Fiesole - Borgo a Mozzano (95,7 Km/59,5 mi)
Borgo a Mozzano is famous for the presence of the legendary Devil's Bridge.
- Borgo a Mozzano - Lucca (20,2 Km/12,5 mi)
Lucca is a splendid city of art protected by well-preserved walls.
- Lucca - Carrara (53,2 Km/33 mi)
Carrara is the world capital of marble thanks to the spectacular quarries present in its territory.
- Carrara - Versilia (74 Km/46 mi)
Versilia is the stretch of the Tuscan coast that includes places such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, very famous for their nightlife.
- Versilia - Pisa (24,9 Km/15,5 mi)
Pisa with its famous tower, is the city of one of the symbolic monuments of Italy in the world.
- Pisa - Follonica (114 Km/70,8 mi)
Follonica is just the beginning of a stretch of the Tuscan coast that boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
- Piombino (ferry departure)
- Island of Elba
The island of Elba is the third largest island in Italy and is easily accessible from Piombino.
- Piombino - Grosseto (71,7 Km/44,5 mi)
Grosseto is another typical Tuscan city built inside a city wall.
- Grosseto - Argentario (40 Km/25 mi)
The Argentario is a beautiful promontory connected to the mainland through 3 thin strips of land.
- Argentario - Saturnia (55,3 Km/34,4 mi)
Saturnia is known for the presence of spectacular waterfalls of thermal waters which create natural swimming pools with a constant temperature of 37°.
- Saturnia - Bagni San Filippo (54,1 Km/33,6 mi)
Bagni San Filippo is considered the Italian Pamukkale due to the presence of suggestive limestone conformations.
Read my article "Bagni San Filippo: free hot springs of the Italian Pamukkale"
- Bagni San Filippo - San Quirico d'Orcia (21,2 Km/13,2 mi)
San Quirico d'Orcia is a village of Etruscan origin, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the main stops on the Francigena Way.
- San Quirico d'Orcia - Montepulciano (23 Km/14,3 mi)
Montepulciano is known above all for being the territory in which the homonymous wine is produced but it is also an interesting medieval village.
- Montepulciano - Cortona (32 Km/20 mi)
Cortona is defined by many as the most beautiful village in Tuscany.
- Cortona - Siena (69 Km/43 mi)
Siena is one of the most important medieval cities in Italy with its famous Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio di Siena takes place.
- Siena - Monteriggioni (18,5 Km/11,5 mi)
Monteriggioni is a small but very significant fortified Tuscan village.
- Monteriggioni - San Gimignano (25,8 Km/16 mi)
San Gimignano is a village declared a World Heritage Site and is characterized by several towers that give it a unique appearance.
- San Gimignano - Florence (54 Km/33,5 mi)
If you want to suggest some interesting stops within this itinerary do so with a comment on this article.
What to do in Tuscany:
- Eat a Florentine steak accompanied by a Montepulciano wine
- Regenerate yourself in one of the many spas in Tuscany
- Immerse yourself in the Renaissance atmosphere of the Tuscan villages
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