18 days in Province of Arezzo Itinerary

18 days in Province of Arezzo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Arezzo travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Peretola Airport, Drive to Poppi
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Poppi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sansepolcro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cortona
— 6 nights
Drive
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Montevarchi
— 3 nights
Drive to Peretola Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Poppi

— 4 nights
Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km east of Florence and about 30km northwest of Arezzo.Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.Main sightsPoppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. Explore Poppi's surroundings by going to Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Stia), Chiusi della Verna (La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary & Cappella delle Stimmate) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Dei Conti Guidi Di Poppi, don't miss a visit to Abbazia San Fedele, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Camaldoli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Poppi road trip planning tool.

Charlotte, USA to Poppi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August in Poppi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sansepolcro.

Things to do in Poppi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Sansepolcro

— 3 nights
Sansepolcro, formerly Borgo Santo Sepolcro, is a town and comune founded in the 11th century, located in the Italian Province of Arezzo in the eastern part of the region of Tuscany.Situated on the upper reaches of the Tiber river, the town is the birthplace of the painters Piero della Francesca, Raffaellino del Colle (a pupil of Raphael), Santi di Tito and Angiolo Tricca. Venture out of the city with trips to Piccolo museo del diario (in Pieve Santo Stefano), Sasso Simone (in Sestino) and Castello di Caprese (in Caprese Michelangelo). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Aboca Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Evangelista, admire the masterpieces at Museo Madonna del Parto, and get engrossed in the history at Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sansepolcro travel app.

Traveling by car from Poppi to Sansepolcro takes 1.5 hours. In August in Sansepolcro, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cortona.

Things to do in Sansepolcro

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Cortona

— 6 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Fattoria Santa Vittoria in Foiano Della Chiana (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita, Cortona, view the masterpieces at La Torena Arte, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leuta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cortona route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sansepolcro to Cortona takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Montevarchi.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Montevarchi

— 3 nights
Montevarchi is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.HistoryThe town of Montevarchi sprang up around 1100, near to a fortified Benedictine monastery, founded by bishop Elempert (986–1010) of Arezzo. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Il Cassero per la Scultura Italiana dell'Ottocento e del Novecento, stop by Prada Outlet (Space), then admire the striking features of Villa Masini, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Semboloni Fabio, and finally browse the collection at Ginestra Fabbrica della Conoscenza. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Venturino Venturi, make a trip to Vecchio Molino, then don't miss a visit to Croce del Pratomagno, then make a trip to Pieve di Gropina, and finally explore the striking landscape at Le Balze.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montevarchi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Cortona to Montevarchi takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevarchi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Province of Arezzo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Arezzo is a city and comune in Italy, capital of the province of the same name located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80km southeast of Florence at an elevation of 296m above sea level. It is also 30 km west of Città di Castello. In 2013 the population was about 99,000.HistoryDescribed by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (Etruscan capitals), Arezzo (Aritim in Etruscan) is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities—the so-called Dodecapolis, part of the Etruscan League. Etruscan remains establish that the acropolis of San Cornelio, a small hill next to that of San Donatus, was occupied and fortified in the Etruscan period. There is other significant Etruscan evidence: parts of walls, an Etruscan necropolis on Poggio del Sole (still named "Hill of the Sun"), and most famously, the two bronzes, the "Chimera of Arezzo" (5th century BC) and the "Minerva" (4th century BC) which were discovered in the 16th century and taken to Florence. Increasing trade connections with Greece also brought some elite goods to the Etruscan nobles of Arezzo: the krater painted by Euphronios ca 510 BC depicting a battle against Amazons (in the Museo Civico, Arezzo 1465) is unsurpassed.

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