12 days in Tuscany & Sacile Itinerary

12 days in Tuscany & Sacile Itinerary

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Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Lucca
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— 5 nights


Lucca — 1 night

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucca route planner.

Phoenix, USA to Lucca is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Phoenix to Lucca, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Lucca reach 55°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Siena — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally look for gifts at GioieSelli s.n.c.

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Traveling by car from Lucca to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sacile.
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Sacile — 2 nights

Sacile is a town and comune in the province of Pordenone, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-east Italy. On the 25th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta and then take an in-depth tour of Maglio dei Tonet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie and then hit the slopes at Scuola Sci Aviano - Piancavallo.

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You can drive from Siena to Sacile in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, Sacile is slightly colder than Siena - with highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Florence — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sacile to Florence by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacile in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Florence, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Tuscany travel guide

Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.