9 days in Rome, Tuscany & Orvieto Itinerary

9 days in Rome, Tuscany & Orvieto Itinerary

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Rome
Drive
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Pitigliano
Drive
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Piombino
Drive
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Lucca
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Siena
— 1 day
Drive
6
Monteriggioni
Drive
7
San Gimignano
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Orvieto
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Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site.

Athens, Greece to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Rome. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Pitigliano.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping
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Pitigliano

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale as well as Pitigliano Centro Storico. On the 19th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico and then soothe aching muscles at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pitigliano road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Pitigliano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Pitigliano, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Piombino.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
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Piombino

Piombino is an Italian town and comune of about 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Livorno: Baratti, Fiorentina, Gagno, Populonia, Populonia Stazione and Vignale Riotorto. Your day by day itinerary now includes Promontorio Piombino as well as Piazza Bovio Piombino Livorno. On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Promontorio Piombino and then make a trip to Piazza Bovio Piombino Livorno.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Piombino trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Piombino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca — 4 nights

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You've added Via Fillungo, Centro storico, Torre delle Ore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza della Repubblica and Acquedotto del Nottolini. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucca: Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucca trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Piombino to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Lucca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Siena.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Siena — 1 day

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza del Campo, Centro Storico di Siena, Cappella di Piazza, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Sat), learn about all things military at Fortezza Medicea, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, make a trip to Facciatone, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planning website.

Getting from Lucca to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Monteriggioni.
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Monteriggioni

Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro storico di Monteriggioni. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Monteriggioni.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteriggioni online vacation maker.

Monteriggioni is just a stone's throw from Siena. In April in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.
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San Gimignano — 4 nights

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, Palagetto Winery, Azienda Agricola Panzanello, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of the City of Pienza and Corso il Rossellino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Torre e Casa Campatelli and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista. Change things up with these side-trips from San Gimignano: Montepulciano (Via di Gracciano nel Corso, Centro storico, &more), Castellina In Chianti (Rocca di Castellina & Via delle Volte) and Montalcino (Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, Cantina di Montalcino, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Porta San Giovanni and admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Gimignano trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orvieto.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Side Trips
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Orvieto

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico Orvieto as well as Piscine Termali Theia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Piscine Termali Theia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto, and then contemplate the long history of Fortezza Albornoz.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Orvieto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trip
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Tuscany travel guide

4.4
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.

Province of Livorno travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities

Province of Lucca travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Observation Decks
Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio, in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.

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Province of Siena travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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