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Best of Tuscany in One Day from Rome with 3-Course Lunch and Wine Pairing

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  • Hop aboard a sun-drenched adventure to the astounding region of Tuscany on this full-day tour from Rome.
  • Board comfortable air-conditioned coaches that take you to and from Tuscany, leaving you with the sole responsibility of having fun.
  • Enjoy this intimate experience which involves a small group (no more than 25 members) and an expert, English-speaking tour guide.
  • As you make your way through Tuscany, learn about its history, architecture, and ancient religion as you enjoy the sights and sounds around you.
  • You’ll even have the opportunity to visit an ancient wine cellar, before heading out to the Sant'Antimo Abbey.
  • Marvel at this architectural masterpiece and listen out for the ancient Gregorian chants that reverberate through the Abbey’s stone walls.
  • Finally, stop at Pienza and check out its renowned local crafts and culinary delights at your own pace.
  • Be sure to try out its famous pecorino cheese, world-famous wine, and balsamic vinegar!
  • Appropriate dressing is important for entry into some of the sites, and therefore, ensure that knees, shoulders, and backs are covered for both men and women.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Tuscany is massive, diverse, and stunning. It's almost impossible to explore everything it offers within a day, but we'll try our best to capture its essence within 24 hours. From timeless mountains to calming islands and beautiful monuments, this is your guide to the best things to do on a Rome to Tuscany day trip.

Why Take a Rome to Tuscany Day Trip?

rome to tuscany day trip - Why Take a Rome to Tuscany Day Trip?
  • Tuscany is a magnificent Italian region home to diverse natural and manmade attractions.
  • It has something for everyone: wine buffs can enjoy authentic Tuscan wine, mountain lovers can trek various mountain paths, and cyclists can ride the adventure down the region's rolling hills.
  • Art is an indispensable part of Tuscany. It has among the greatest repositories of artwork in the world.
  • Tuscany's history is inspirational. Countless monuments in Siena and the Garfagnana and the Mid Serchio Valley pay homage to the region's glorious past.
  • Locals in Tuscany are welcoming and can help you locate the best restaurants, cafès and pizzerias. Ask away!
  • There are multiple ways to quickly reach Tuscany from Rome.

Rome to Tuscany Day Trip: At A Glance

Essentials
Weather
Getting There
Things to do
Shopping
What to Wear
Travel Tips
Food
rome to tuscany day trip - Essentials

Distance from Rome: 279 km or 173 miles

Travel Time: 2 hours 58 minutes

Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to October

Modes of Transportation: Trains, buses, cars and flight

Approx Budget: About €121

rome to tuscany day trip - Weather

Spring (March to May) - Average Temperature: 18°C to 20°C. April is among the wettest months in Tuscany.

Summer (June to August) - Average Temperature: 28°C to 31°C. July is the hottest month in Tuscany.

Autumn (September to November) - Average Temperature: 16°C to 20°C

Winter (December to February) - Average Temperature: 8°C to 11°C

By Train - Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes. Stations: Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.

By Bus - Travel Time: 3 hours 15 minutes. Stations: Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina to Florence, Villa Costanza

By Car - Travel Time: 2 hours 53 minutes

By Flight - Travel Time: 55 minutes

rome to tuscany day trip - Things to do
  • Go truffle-hunting in the streets of San Miniato.
  • Enjoy unbelievable views over Lago Trasimeno in the ancient town of Cortona.
  • Head to La Verna, the 13th-century mountain retreat of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • See the finest art collections in The Uffizi in Florence.
  • Discover the secret to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
rome to tuscany day trip - Shopping

Tuscany is an excellent shopping destination in Italy. It's the centre of hand-crafted items and local food products. You can buy alabaster, knives, wool, and ceramics in different regions in Tuscany. Food products like biscuits, oil, and wine are also top of shoppers. Here are a few best shops to shop in Tuscany:

rome to tuscany day trip - what to wear

Tuscany experiences all kinds of weather. Summers can be hot, but winters can be bone-chilling. Mix warm and winter clothing to ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay.

  • Jackets are mandatory if you're travelling in winter
  • Shorts and t-shirts should do the trick in summers
  • Light cotton summer dresses
  • Shoes if you're heading in the monsoon
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses for summers
rome to tuscany day trip - Travel Tips
  • April to June and September to October are crowded times in Tuscany. Ensure you book your tickets early to save money.
  • Travel in the off-season to grab the best deals on accommodation and transport.
  • Cash is necessary as some local stores charge a fee on digital payments.
  • English isn't the main language in Tuscany. Download a translator app to converse with locals.
  • Public transport is the best way to get around in Tuscany. You can save a substantial amount of money.
  • Follow the dress code when you're visiting churches and museums in Tuscany.
  • The streets of Tuscany are extremely lively and the best place to experience authentic Italy.
rome to tuscany day trip - Food

Tuscany's popular dishes are a dream for foodies. We've listed some foods you must try on a Rome to Tuscany day trip.

  • Bistecca alla fiorentina
  • Fettunta
  • Acquacotta
  • Pappa al pomodoro
  • Potato tortelli

Getting to Tuscany from Rome

rome to tuscany day trip - By Train

By Train

Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Timings: First direct train departs at 5:35 AM, and the last direct train leaves at 9:27 PM.

Price: €23 single journey, €54 return journey

Where to book:Rome2Rio, Omio

rome to tuscany day trip - by bus

By Bus

Travel time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Timings: Several buses connect Rome to Tuscany. The earliest is at 12:15 AM, and the last is at 11:55 PM.

Price: It ranges from €7 to €39.

Where to book: Rome2Rio, Omio

rome to tuscany day trip - by car/taxi

By Car/Taxi

Travel time: 3 hours

Timings: Available 24 hours

Price: €350 to €500

Where to book: Kiwi Taxi, Get Transfer

rome to tuscany day trip - by flight

By Flight

Travel time: 55 minutes

Timings: Throughout the day

Price: €99 for one way, €201 for round trip

Where to book:Omio, Expedia

Top things to do on a Rome to Tuscany Day Trip

rome to tuscany day trip - Visit Pienza

1. Visit Pienza

Historic town

The birthplace of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, aka Pope Pius II, Pienza is a beautiful Tuscan town perched on a hill and home to amazing architecture. Stroll through the romantic alleys and enjoy the locally produced wines on your visit to Pienza.

Dates: April to October is the best time to visit Pienza.

Entry: Free

rome to tuscany day trip - Marvel at Renaissance architecture in Montepulciano

2. Marvel at Renaissance architecture in Montepulciano

Mediaeval town

Florence and Siena hog the limelight, but Montepulciano is also worth visiting. Buildings and monuments in the mediaeval town provide a glimpse into Renaissance architecture. You'll also find several family-owned shops and restaurants that serve some of the best red wine in Italy.

Dates: April to October

Entry: Free

rome to tuscany day trip - Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano

3. Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano

Catholic Church

Built between 1518 and 1548, the Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano is a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance architecture. It was built on the designs of Antonio da Sangallo, the Elder, and has a fresco of the Enthroned Madonna and Child, known as the Madonna of San Biagio, on one wall.

Dates: All year round

Entry: Ticketed

rome to tuscany day trip - Truffle hunting in San Miniato

4. Truffle hunting in San Miniato

Town

You'll find truffles everywhere in Tuscany, but San Miniato is famous as a truffle centre. The small town also provides gorgeous views of the lower Arno Valley. Stay in Hotel Miravalle, and you'll be staring right at San Miniato Cathedral, located in the heart of the town.

Dates: August to November is the best time to visit San Miniato.

Entry: Free

rome to tuscany day trip - Relive history at the Uffizi Gallery

5. Relive history at the Uffizi Gallery

Art museum

The Uffizi Gallery, designed by Giorgio Vasari, contains some of the best works from the Italian Renaissance. Witness masterpieces from Giotto, Simone Martini, Filippo Lippi, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. You'll also find ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures inside the Uffizi.

Dates: All year round

Entry: Ticketed

rome to tuscany day trip - Explore Arezzo

6. Explore Arezzo

Historic town

Arezzo is all about art museums and historical monuments. Piero della Francesca fresco cycle, containing the San Francesco Basilica, is a must-visit to relive Renaissance art. If time permits, also explore the other top sites in Arezzo.

Dates: February, May, and December are the busiest months in Arezzo.

Entry: Free

rome to tuscany day trip - Roam the streets of San Gimignano

7. Roam the streets of San Gimignano

Hill town

Twenty-five miles from Florence lies San Gimignano, a quiet hill town famous for its mediaeval towers and buzzing streets. Piazza della Cisterna, in the centre of the town, provides a thorough view of the surrounding towers. Standing at 200 feet, City Hall is San Gimignano's tallest tower and the only one you can climb.

Dates: Visit San Gimignano in July and August to explore it peacefully.

Entry: Free

rome to tuscany day trip - Decode the Leaning Tower of Pisa's mystery

8. Decode the Leaning Tower of Pisa's mystery

Historical tower

Remarkable, iconic, and unique, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy's treasures. It is located in Pisa and is a testament to amazing mediaeval engineering. The tower is also among the tallest bell towers in Europe.

Dates: April and May is the best time for a budget trip to Pisa.

Entry: Ticketed

rome to tuscany day trip - Go wine tasting in Chianti

9. Go wine tasting in Chianti

Vineyards

Wine tasting is a popular activity in Italy. Chianti, a small Tuscan town a few hours away from Florence, should be part of your itinerary if you want to enjoy the best wines in Tuscany. Sip your favourite drink whilst enjoying Chianti's scenery.

Dates: April to May and September to October is the best time to visit Chianti.

Entry: Free

More Things to do on a Rome to Tuscany Day Trip

  • Relax and unwind on the beaches on Elba island.
  • Ride a Vespa through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. A road trip from Florence to the Chianti countryside is especially popular among tourists.
  • Visit the picturesque Val d'Orcia, or Orcia Valley, in Southern Tuscany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Head to a Serie A game and cheer on Tuscan teams like Fiorentina (Florence) and Empoli.
  • Learn to live the Tuscan way in Monteriggioni, Pienza, and Pitigliano villages.

Things to See Near Tuscany

If you still have time after exploring Tuscany, visit these nearby destinations to add more memories to your trip.

Best Places to Eat in Tuscany

Every city and region in Italy is a foodies paradise. Tuscany is no different. The region has some of the best restaurants serving unique dishes that'll never leave you.

Best Places to Shop in Tuscany

Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Accommodation cost is one of the reasons why Tuscany makes an excellent destination. From small inns to budget hotels and luxury suites, it offers several types of accommodations.

rome to tuscany day trip - Budget Hotels

Budget Hotels

If you're planning a day trip to Tuscany from Rome, budget hotels make a lot of sense. You'll find multiple affordable options that will help you save more whilst providing amazing sights of various cities and towns in the region.

Hotel David: This three-star hotel offers all the amenities you need to enjoy a peaceful stay. It has existed for over 60 years and allows guests to quickly cover all the attractions in Florence.

Price for 2/night: €171

B&B Hotel Firenze City Center: A stay at the B&B Hotel Firenze City Center helps you save money and enjoy beautiful cityscape views. The budget hotel is also close to most attractions in Florence.

Price for 2/night: €72

PLUS Florence: From an outdoor pool to a fitness centre, PLUS Florence makes you feel at home. The hotel staff is helpful, often going out of their way to ensure guests have a pleasant time.

Price for 2/night: €70

Hotel Acquamarina: If you're visiting Portoferraio, Hotel Acquamarina is a possible stay option. The hotel offers various amenities like a minibar, refrigerator, and air conditioning to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

Price for 2/night: €86

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Mid Range Hotels

Tuscany is also home to several mid-range hotels that come with additional amenities that add further comfort and convenience to your stay. Here are some of our picks.

Hotel Romagna: Hotel Romagna is among the places you can consider for a budget stay in Florence. It is close to the city's most famous attractions and has all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay. 

Price for 2/night: €114

Flor in Florence: This hotel is located in the heart of the city and offers great views of the Duomo. The rooms are comfortable and decorated with Florentine art.

Price for 2/night: €142

Hotel Laurus al Duomo Firenze: This hotel was recently refurbished and features stunning architecture and luxurious amenities. Some features that set this hotel apart include an outdoor pool, spa, and concierge service.

Price for 2/night: €168

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Luxury Hotels

With a bigger pocket, you can enjoy a luxurious stay in the many world-class hotels in Tuscany. Scroll down to find the best luxury hotels in the region.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze: This beautiful five-star hotel epitomises luxury. The hotel's interior and exterior are designed to pay tribute to its rich history. The hotel also has a Michelin-star restaurant and a locally-inspired spa.

Price for 2/night: €1110

St. Regis Florence: This five-star hotel is located in the heart of Florence, allowing you to conveniently explore the city's main attractions like the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. It has welcomed tourists since the 18th century and offers every luxury you can imagine.

Price for 2/night: €1009

Hotel Savoy: This five-star hotel has intimate suites that make you feel good. The interior combines contemporary style and Florentine heritage, with sophistication on display everywhere. It also has beautiful gardens and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Price for 2/night: €938

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rome to Tuscany Day Trip

How do I get from Rome to Tuscany?

There are many ways to reach Tuscany from Rome. You can go from Rome to Tuscany by car, bus, train or flight.

What are the top things to do on a Rome to Tuscany day trip?

There's no shortage of things to do on a day trip from Rome to Tuscany. You can explore beautiful Siena, go wine tasting in Chianti, and explore the historic town of Arezzo.

How much time do I need for a Rome to Tuscany day trip?

You can reach Rome to Tuscany in several ways. The time taken to reach Tuscany from Rome varies depending on your mode of transportation. A flight from Rome to Tuscany takes 55 minutes.

What are the best places to eat during a Rome to Tuscany day trip?

Piccolo Principe, Osteria Pizzeria La Piana, and La Taverna di San Giuseppe are among the best places to eat on a day trip from Rome to Tuscany.

What are the best places to stay in Tuscany?

Tuscany offers the full suite of accommodation options. The choice depends on your budget. B&B Hotel Firenze City Center, Hotel Acquamarina, and St. Regis Florence are a few best places to stay in Tuscany.

What is the best way to reach Tuscany from Rome?

The best way to reach Tuscany from Rome is via flight and car, although they can be costly.

Is Tuscany worth visiting?

Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. From massive mountains to beautiful islands and historic cities, a trip to Tuscany will soothe your soul like a few others.

What are the best things to see near Tuscany?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the streets of San Gimignano, and the Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano are among the best things to experience near Tuscany.