9 days in Rome, Tuscany & Orvieto Itinerary

9 days in Rome, Tuscany & Orvieto Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
Drive
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Pitigliano
Drive
3
Lucca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa
Drive
5
Volterra
Drive
6
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Orvieto
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Rome

Eternal City

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.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping

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 Pitigliano Centro Storico. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pitigliano trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Pitigliano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Pitigliano can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lucca

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You've added Borgo Storico di Corniglia, View Point Corniglia, Vernazza, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Florence Academy of Fine Arts, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro and admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto del Nottolini.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Pitigliano to Lucca in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Lucca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza delle Vettovaglie.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Pisa road trip app.

Pisa is just a stone's throw from Lucca. In April in Pisa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Volterra.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Volterra

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Piazza dei Priori has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Piazza dei Priori.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Volterra tour site.

Getting from Pisa to Volterra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Volterra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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, Facciatone, San Gimignano 1300, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Cappella di Piazza and Fortezza Medicea.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siena day trip planning site.

Drive from Volterra to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Orvieto on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
You've now added Centro Storico Orvieto to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocca Albornoziana.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orvieto online attractions planner.

You can drive from Siena to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites

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 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

4.4
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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