9 days in Tuscany, Province of Perugia & Orvieto Itinerary

9 days in Tuscany, Province of Perugia & Orvieto Itinerary

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Florence
— 1 day
Drive
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Lucca
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Siena
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Spoleto
— 1 night
Drive
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Castiglione del Lago
— 1 night
Drive
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Chianciano Terme
— 1 day
Drive
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Orvieto
— 1 night
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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Florence — 1 day

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Florence is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Mon), stop by La Boutique dei Golosi, explore the galleries of Fondazione Centro Studi sull Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lucca itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 1 night

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Spiaggia di Spartaia, stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sottobomba.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portoferraio trip maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lucca to Portoferraio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. August in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Capoliveri.
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Capoliveri, Elba Island — 1 night

Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Capoliveri Bike Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Acqua marina.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capoliveri online route planner.

Capoliveri is very close to Portoferraio. In August in Capoliveri, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

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 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Bianco e Nero di Staccioli, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena day trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Siena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Capoliveri in August, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then look for gifts at Shop The Lavandeto of Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Spoleto.
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Spoleto — 1 night

Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trot along with La Somma, stop by Antico Frantoio Carletti, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Spoleto online day trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Spoleto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Spoleto sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Castiglione del Lago.
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Castiglione del Lago — 1 night

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Castiglione del Lago trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Spoleto to Castiglione del Lago in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Castiglione del Lago are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Chianciano Terme.
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Chianciano Terme — 1 day

Chianciano Terme is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 50km southeast of Siena. On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Collegiata, then shop like a local with Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, then take in the exciting artwork at Quinteaquadri Lab Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico Archeologico delle Acque.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chianciano Terme trip maker app.

You can drive from Castiglione del Lago to Chianciano Terme in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Chianciano Terme sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orvieto.
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Orvieto — 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Il Negozietto, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, and finally contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orvieto online journey planner.

You can drive from Chianciano Terme to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Orvieto sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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Elba Island travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Scuba & Snorkeling
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.
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Province of Perugia travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Perugia is the capital city of both the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber, and of the province of Perugia. The city is located about 164km north of Rome and 148km south-east of Florence. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area. The region of Umbria is bordered by Tuscany, Lazio, and Marche.The history of Perugia goes back to the Etruscan period; Perugia was one of the main Etruscan cities.The city is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia founded in 1308 (about 34,000 students), the University for Foreigners (5,000 students), and some smaller colleges such as the Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci" (Accademia di Belle Arti "Pietro Vannucci") public athenaeum founded in 1573, the Perugia University Institute of Linguistic Mediation for translators and interpreters, the Music Conservatory of Perugia, founded in 1788, and other institutes.Perugia is also a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The city hosts multiple annual festivals and events, e.g., the Eurochocolate Festival (October), the Umbria Jazz Festival (July), and the International Journalism Festival (in April), and is associated with multiple notable people in the arts.The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria.

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