This car journey takes you through the most beautiful and famous regions of Italy. You will enjoy the tranquillity of nature and small villages with typical Italian atmosphere! You will see the lakes and the sea in the popular areas where it seems as if time has stopped.
Day 1: Pisa (ca. 50 km) and Rome (ca. 285 km)
Your car trip begins in Montecatini Terme and from this cozy place you can take a number of day trips. Montecatini Terme is known for its beautiful buildings, nice shopping streets, terraces and pools. We have booked 2 nights in this beautiful charming city.
Day 2: Lucca – Pisa (ca.. 100 km)
After breakfast drive to Lucca, where you can take a walk around the old city walls. In the centre of Lucca, you will find many impressive Piazzas like Piazza San Michele with its Renaissance palaces and the white marble of San Michele in Foro church. The lively Piazza del Mercato is built in the shape of an amphitheater. From one of the many terraces you can let yourself go and allow the colourful and sparkling Italian life pass you by. Afterwards drive to Pisa, where of course, the characteristic leaning tower of Pisa can be visited. Then drive back to Montecatini.
Day 3: Montecatini – Florence (ca. 55 km)
In Florence you can see the statue of Michelangelo in Piazza della Signoria, the spectacular Duomo, the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and many more attractions will make this day memorable. We have booked one night here in the cosy and historic centre of Florence.
Day 4: Florence – Cecina – Siena (ca. 190 km)
After breakfast drive along the coast to Cecina, where you can have a short visit and admire the characteristic towers and the beautiful medieval town centre. Along narrow roads you will arrive in Siena where you can see in the centre of the city, the Piazza del Campo, the town hall and the impressive 102 metre high Torre del Mangia. You will spend two nights in Siena.
Day 5: Siena
Today you can explore the surroundings of Siena, or take the scenic wine route through the hills.
Day 6: Siena – Cortona – Arezzo (ca. 100 km)
Cortona has one of the most beautiful medieval city centres in Tuscany and is well worth a visit. You can wander through the narrow streets with typical restaurants and shops. Next, drive to one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, Arezzo. World famous for the frescoes and a visit to Piazza Grande is a real highlight.
Day 7: Arezzo – Spoleto (approx. 172 km)
Spoleto consists of a lower and an upper town, lying on the slope of the Monteluco. From Moneronepoort you can walk through to the Piazza del Mercato Drususboog. Also, you can see the Cathedral of Spoleto, Foligno and take an exploratory walk through the old town centre.
Day 8: Spoleto – Spello – Assisi (approx. 60 km)
Through one of the Roman gates you enter the medieval town of Spello, with its picturesque narrow streets. In Sta.Maria Maggiore, we see the restored frescoes by Pinturicchio, true gems of painting. This afternoon you can go to the birthplace of St. Francis Assisi. The panorama of the city is beautifully situated on the Subasio is determined by the Basilica di S.Francesco. You can view the Basilica and the tomb of the saint, as well as visit and stroll through the charming downtown.
Day 9: Assisi – Perugia (approx. 70 km)
From Assisi drive in the summer via the pretty Lake Trasimevo to Perugia. In the upland historic centre of Perugia, we see the special Fontana Maggiore, the S. Lorenzo Cathedral and the imposing Palazzo dei Priori. In this palace there is the Galleria Nazionale dell ‘Umbria, with a large collection of paintings from the Umbrian school. After the walk you have the opportunity to visit the museum. Archaeology enthusiasts can view the National Archaeological Museum. You will stay here for two nights.
Day 10: Perugia – Todi – Perugia
The medieval town of Todi became inhabited by Etruscans and Romans. In Piazza del Popolo, we see the cathedral and 13th-and 14th-century palaces. You can visit the Tempio di S.Fortunato where Francis’s follower Jacopone da Todi is buried. Montefalco is also called “the balcony of Umbria”, due to its beautiful location You can also see the 14th-century church, where the famous painter Benozzo Gozzoli made twelve beautiful frescoes.
Day 11: Perugia – Orvieto – Gubbio (ca.120 km)
The medieval Orvieto is a 300 meter high plateau surrounded by vineyards. You can reach the centre by lift, where the cathedral is undoubtedly the most eye catching building. Construction work began in 1290 and took about 300 years to complete, with the first Romanesque style gradually giving way to the Gothic. After visiting the church, you can continue to enjoy this special city. You will stay here two nights.
Day 12: Gubbio
In Gubbio we enjoy the authentic medieval atmosphere. In the upper town we see Piazza della Signoria, and the Palazzo dei Consoli. This former town hall now serves as a museum and houses the seven Eugebinetabletten from the 2nd century BC. In the lower part we see the Chiesa di S.Francesco and the adjoining monastery.
Day 13: Gubbio – Rome (ca. 150 km) and Gubbio – Pisa (ca. 230 km)
From Rome or Pisa, you can fly back, or you can have a few extra days in or around Rome.
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- 13 days Self Drive Tour according to program
- 12 nights in double room in 3/4 star hotels incl. breakfast
- Hotel taxes and Service charges (tourist taxes not included)
- directions, maps and information in English including voucher package
- prices are always per Person
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- entrance -and parking fees, fuel, road tax etc.
- local tourist tax (payment on the spot)
- other meals
- supplement single room (on request)
- This trip can always be extended / shortened or adapted
- upon reservation you will receive directly reserved hotel confirmations