Tuscany Road Trip: Best Things To Do in Tuscany in 3 Days

Tuscany Road Trip: Best Things To Do in Tuscany in 3 Days

Tuscany Road Trip: Best Things To Do in Tuscany in 3 Days

Tuscany, with its rolling hills, vineyards and medieval castles and villages is one of the most picturesque regions in Italy. Tuscany is a region you have to love. Drive along the scenic curvy roads in a 3-day road trip and discover some of the best things to do in Tuscany. Of course, if you have more days available add stops like San Gimignano or Volterra.

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Day 1 – Tuscany

It’s time to leave the buzzing city life behind for a 3-day road trip all the way down to Rome in three days. Leave from Florence, Pisa or Cinque Terre, just what fits in your Italy route guide, and drive towards to Siena.

➳ Get your rental car here.

Set Google Maps to ‘Siena’ but make sure to select the option ‘Avoid highways’. Otherwise, you will be in Siena within an hour via the highway. But you will miss all the beauty of Tuscany.

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Siena, Tuscany

Try to be in Siena around noon so you will have the entire afternoon to explore this incredible town that you must see while visiting Italy. Visit the shell-shaped square: Piazza del Campo, get lost in the small quiet streets and visit the cathedral ‘Duomo di Siena’. Most parts of the center are not accessible for cars which creates a great atmosphere in the city.
Close off the day by having a delicious Italian dinner at Osteria Permalicoa.

➳ Also read: The Colorful Villages of Cinque Terre, Italy

things to do tuscany siena

This was our hotel located perfectly between the parking area and city center. Park your car for free here and walk 10 minutes to be in the center of Siena.

➳ See our hotel in Siena

Day 2 – The Rolling Hills of Tuscany

Good morning in beautiful Siena. Feel the fresh morning sun rays while walking towards Caffetteria Fiorella (Torrefazione Fiorella) for a quick espresso and fresh croissant.

Continue your ride passing the sloping Tuscany hills with vineyards, tiny picturesque villages and scenic landscapes the entire drive towards Saturnia. Along the way, stop at a winery like Siro Pacenti and have a tasting experience. Unfortunately, only for the person who isn’t driving.

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This is the location of the photo.


Siena to Saturnia is a 2-hour drive without stopping so don’t rush your ride. In Saturnia, a natural hot spring is waiting for you to dip in. A free to visit bath, heated by a volcano with a constant temperature of 37 degrees. How good does that sound?! It’s open 24 hours a day and doesn’t have changing rooms so make sure to change at your hotel in Saturnia or Montemerano.

➳ Read: Hot Springs in Tuscany, Saturnia

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Our B&B was a 5-minute walk from the baths. ➳ See the hotel

Before the night falls, discover the little streets and tucked away courtyards of Montemerano. This little town only hosts about 500 citizens and feels like time stood still. It offers a handful of great restaurants that night’s dinner.

road trip tuscany Montemerano

Day 3 – Finish the Tuscany Road Trip in Rome

Have a refreshing morning dip in the hot pools before hitting the road towards Rome, the final destination of the Tuscany road trip. Driving over the hills takes around 3 hours to reach Rome.

➳ Read: Best Things to do in Rome, Italy

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Best time to visit Tuscany

The best time to visit Tuscany is from May to October. March and April can be great as well but it will be colder and won’t be any blooming of the vineyards yet. You will have the chance to drive around for hours without seeing any other tourist. Try to avoid peak season in July and August.

09/10/2019 https://www.saltinourhair.com/italy/tuscany/
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  • Hi! I would love to do a road trip in Tuscany, but I wonder if it will be too complicated to drive from Rome to Saturnia/Siena and then from there to Florence. I have heard that the roads are not in good condition and that are quite curvy and narrow. What’s your experience?
    Thanks so much!

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Yamania, the roads are curvey but you’re not gonna drive 120 KM/H in this area. It’s stunning, so you’ll drive slowly and then the drive is really easy. No worries if comfortable with driving in your own country. Enjoy!

  • Thank you for the guide, I have a luxury to spend 10 in Tuscany

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