15 days in Tuscany Itinerary

15 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Pietrasanta
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Pietrasanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive
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Pienza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pietrasanta

— 1 night
Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Favret Mosaici Artistici Since 1933, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio e San Biagio Abate, see the interesting displays at Museo dei Bozzetti "Pierluigi Gherardi", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve dei Santi Giovanni e Felicita, then trek along Sentiero della Lecciona, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti. Keep things going the next day: trek along Nona - Matanna da Stazzema and then grab your bike and head to Sentiero n. 7b - Via delle Ginestre.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pietrasanta driving holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Pietrasanta is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Pietrasanta due to the time zone difference. In October, Pietrasanta is a bit warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pietrasanta

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucca

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro Somaldi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Corteorlandini, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Caterina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Paolino e Donato, then examine the collection at Antica Tipografia Biagini, and finally browse the exhibits of Domus Romana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Serra, see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, get some jogging in at Viale delle Piagge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Il Padule di Fucecchio, then let the kids burn off some steam at Pionieri Village, and finally Head underground at Grotta Maona.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucca road trip planning tool.

Getting from Pietrasanta to Lucca by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Lucca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 20th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Naturing by Rudy Cucini - Slow Tuscany Experience, look for gifts at La Fabbrica delle Candele, and then don't miss a visit to Via di Citta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sansedoni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Siena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Salimbeni, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lucca to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Siena are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Siena

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saturnia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Necropoli del Puntone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosco Rocconi, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Saturnia, then ponder the design of Fontana delle Sette Cannelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, and finally pause for some photo ops at Il Villano.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saturnia tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Siena to Saturnia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Saturnia sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pienza.

Things to do in Saturnia

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Pienza

— 3 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 23rd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Tenuta Fanti, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Cordella, then get outside with Il Destriero, and finally head outdoors with Bosco Della Ragnaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pieve dei Santi Leonardo e Cristoforo, stroll through Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Spedaletto, don't miss a visit to Corso il Rossellino, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, and finally look for gifts at La Taverna del Pecorino.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pienza trip planner.

Drive from Saturnia to Pienza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Pienza sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visiting Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna and Associazione Vitruvio will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati and Corridoio Vasariano. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Balloon Rides (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa), Bologna (Giardini Margherita, Palazzo Re Enzo, &more) and A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Stibbert Museum, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, get your bearings at Palazzo Strozzi, and take in the views from Ponte Santa Trinita.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pienza to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuscany travel guide

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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.