6 days in Tuscany Itinerary

6 days in Tuscany Itinerary

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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pienza
— 1 night
Drive

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online route maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Florence. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally head outdoors with 43parallelo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siena trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Siena sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Siena

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Pienza

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, then admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pienza trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Pienza in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pienza

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.