8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive

6 nights Montecatini
Round trip airfare from JFK, 6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Florence, Florence-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 7 day car rental: Economy Manual (Fiat Panda or similar). Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance (RCA), Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (CDW), Theft Protection Reduction (TP), Airport charges, local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily
Day By Day Itinerary

Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Florence and Drive to Montecatini
Arrive in Florence and pick up your vehicle at the airport's car rental facility. Drive to Montecatini and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 1 hour
Distance: 40 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini

DAY 3, Friday - Drive to Lucca and Pisa
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to Lucca and Pisa. Set off for the ancient medieval town of Lucca, one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany. Walk the narrow streets of the original Roman grid to San Michele and its beautiful piazza, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman Forum. While in Pisa make sure to walk the quaint streets of this Old Maritime Republic and enjoy the medieval arcades of the Borgo Pio, along with views of the city's famous university that has fostered many of Italy's Nobel Prize winners. Also not to be missed is the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, site of the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Florence
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or travel to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo and Baptistery to view Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise." See the historic open-air art museum of Signoria Square, with its beautiful statues, Palazzo Vecchio, and continue to Ponte Vecchio the "Old Bridge." Return to Montecatini in the evening
We suggest taking a train from Montecatini to Florence, unless you plan to stay late into the evening. Train service stops around 9:30/10:00 pm.
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 65 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Drive to Collodi and Vinci
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to the villages of Collodi and Vinci. The medieval village of Collodi is most famous associated with the writer Carlo Lorenzini, the creator of Pinocchio. Here, you can find the "Pinocchio" amusement park and the historic Garzoni Gardens, a beautiful example of a typical Italian garden of the 1700s. Proceed to Vinci, hometown of the great Leonardo da Vinci, the model Renaissance Man who was a renowned scientist, inventor and artist. Visit the Leonardo Museum, located in the medieval Castello Guidi, which is dedicated to his engineering works. Return to Montecatini
Drive Time: 2 hours
Distance: 50 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Drive to Siena and San Gimignano
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or drive to visit two of Tuscany's true gems, Siena and the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Set in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with lush vine escarpments and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from fine palaces to the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio Horse race is run. Then, travel to San Gimignano, a town of Etruscan origin. Built by early noble families, fourteen remaining stone towers line the ramparts of this medieval town, dominating the streets below and creating a beautiful skyline easily seen miles outside of town. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town's narrow lanes and squares before returning to Montecatini
Drive Time: 4 hours
Distance: 160 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Drive to La Spezia en route to Cinque Terre
Spend a full day at leisure in Montecatini or explore Cinque Terre on your own. Drive to La Spezia, a coastal town in Liguria, northwest of Montecatini. Then, take a train to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria region. Here, discover five small villages suspended between sea and earth, nestled in the cliffs overlooking the sea. View the picturesque hills where the region's finest grapes are grown. Return to La Spezia, then back to Montecatini
Once in La Spezia, we strongly recommend visiting the Cinque Terre region by train, boat or hiking. The roads are steep and winding, and all of Cinque Terre's historical centers are closed to car traffic
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance: 165 miles*
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Drive to Florence airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 1 hour
Distance: 40 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances. Such as: a specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

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Notes :
  • Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle. Drivers over 75 years old cannot purchase optional Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) or Personal Travel Insurance (PTI).
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • American & Canadian citizens does not need visa for Italy.
Not Included
Newly introduced Italian City Taxes (payable locally) Car rental fees
Optional car rental insurance and parking.

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.