Itinerary Tuscany road trip

9 days in Tuscany: the most loved italian region by foreigners

 

 

Firenze

 

 

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.

 

Siena

 

 

Tuscany road trip in 9 days days

 

 

DAY 1

 

  • Florence

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.


 

DAY 2

 

  • 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.


 

DAY 3

 

  • 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.


 

DAY 4

 

  • 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.


 

DAY 5

 

  • Piombino (ferry departure)

 

  • Island of Elba

The island of Elba is the third largest island in Italy and is easily accessible from Piombino.


 

Argentario

 

DAY 6

 

  • 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.


  

DAY 7

 

  • 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"


  

DAY 8

 

  • 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.


  

DAY 9

 

  • 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.

 

Saturnia

 

 

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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