12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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12 days in Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Pisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Montalcino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Greve in Chianti
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Oslo, Norway

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Pisa and Camposanto. You'll explore and learn at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale and Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pisa: Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro) and Castello dei Vicari (in Lari). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Saint Mathew, make a trip to Museo delle Sinopie, and enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa road trip site .

Oslo, Norway to Pisa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in April, with highs in Pisa at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Calci, Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello dei Vicari
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Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

3
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Explore hidden gems such as Podere Il Cocco and Poggio Rubino. Get a sense of the local culture at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni and Monticchiello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montalcino: Orvieto (Cappella del Corporale & Sant'Andrea, Orvieto), Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga (in Sarteano) and Azienda Agricola Ercolani (in Montepulciano). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Capanna di Cencioni, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiata di San Quirico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Montalcino road trip planning site .

You can drive from Pisa to Montalcino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Orvieto, Monticchiello, Azienda Agricola Ercolani, Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga
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Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

2
nights
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Panzanello, then do a tasting at L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Altiero, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montefioralle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve di San Leolino, then learn about winemaking at La Cantina di Casalvento, then learn about winemaking at Dievole, and finally admire the masterpieces at Parco Sculture Del Chianti.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti trip site .

Getting from Montalcino to Greve in Chianti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnuovo Berardenga, La Cantina di Casalvento
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L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl ©
L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl
La Cantina di Casalvento ©
La Cantina di Casalvento
Dievole ©
Dievole

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Brancacci, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Greve in Chianti to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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