Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Tuscany and CT Itinerary Question

Jump to last reply

I am planning our 2nd trip to Italy for next early June. We will have 12 full nights. Our first trip we visited Rome, Florence, and Venice. This time we would like to spend some time in the hill towns of Tuscany then end our stay in the Cinque Terre area. We plan to rent a car for the Tuscany portion of our trip.

I was thinking of flying into Rome then taking a train to overnight in Orvieto. The next day we could rent a car and head to Tuscany.

I am trying to decide if we should pick just one base in Tuscany or two since we will have 6 or 7 nights. The areas we would like to visit include Siena and the Val d'Orcia area. We would like to take a couple day trips to visit some of the abbeys and other towns. My first thought was to stay in the Siena area and just do day trips but since I would probably want to spend at least 2 days in the southern area I was wondering if it would be better to stay in Pienza or Montepulcino for 3 nights then head up to Siena for 3 nights. I prefer to lodge within walking distance of a town so we can walk in the evenings to dinner, etc.

After Tuscany, we would head to the CT area. I was thinking we could take the scenic drive through Chianti and have lunch. Then either drop the car in (Pisa or Florence?) and train to CT or should we just drive all the way to the CT area and drop the car there?

I want at least 4 nights in CT because in addition to the area itself, we want to take a day trip to the Portofino/SML area and also Portovenere. I haven't decided if I want to base in CT or maybe the SML area ... so many pros and cons of both options. Either way, we would take a train to fly out of Pisa at the end of our trip.

I actually have 1 extra night that I haven't accounted for yet so that would leave me with 7 nights in Tuscany of 5 nights in the CT area.

I would appreciate any feedback or advice from the experts. Thank you!!

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 We Need a Pact
  2. 2 High Level 12 day Itinerary for Turkey; Mountain Lovers and Photographer
  3. 3 Two days to spend in northern Spain traveling by car
  4. 4 Flying into Barcelona and have 5 days to go where?
  5. 5 I need a haircut
  6. 6 Greece- general questions and itinerary
  7. 7 GENEVE,MONTREUX,INTERLAKEN and LUZERN or Weggis?
  8. 8 Tipping in Greece
  9. 9 Ideas for a Mother-Daughter UK Trip
  10. 10 Aberdeen Angus steakhouse
  11. 11 Honeymooning in Europe
  12. 12 Southern France
  13. 13 Germany A'dam Belgium Itinerary Help
  14. 14 Malmaison - how to get there from Paris
  15. 15 Spain tips beyond safety
  16. 16 Small group for Colosseum
  17. 17 American electrical gadgets
  18. 18 Arc de Triumph Question
  19. 19 flea markets in France
  20. 20 Where to buy Venice mask?
  21. 21 Eating in France-two new books
  22. 22 Monet in Normandy
  23. 23 100 Great things to do in Paris
  24. 24 Advice Train from Berlin to Prague
  25. 25 Travel from Split to Zadar
View next 25 » Back to the top