Road trip Tuscany – Italy
2 weeks | September 2012 (low season)| road trip | with friend
car rental: Billigermietwagen (check discounts for Journalists etc.)
Road trip Tuscany:We stayed in hostels / hotels / private rentals on the way my advice: be careful of the distances! The ways up and down the mountains take a lot time and I got tired fast.
(On this trip I did not make many photos..)
Berlin to Nürnberg: overnight stay in Nürnberg
Road trip Tuscany: Schaffhausen
Impressive waterfall: video waterfall
Just park the car on a parking place, walk around and enjoy the impressive view:
Road trip Tuscany: Alpi Apuane – Minucciano
we spend one week in the wonderful area Alpi Apuane:
Where to stay?
On accident we found a wonderful place we first wanted to stay for one night: we stayed for 1 week! Agritusrismo Tripala: a family owned farm with a nice private housing area and a stunning view. They offer local food, make nice pizza evening or evening with wine and pasta. They have a pool you can swim and just enjoy the silence. Silvia and Carlos (the owners) give a real family feeling during your stay (and if you check the website, you can see me 😉
What to do in the Alpi Apuane
# relax, enjoy the nature
# running and hiking in the Alpi Apuane
# visit the amazing village of Minucciano
# train trip to Lucca
# swim in the pool
Road trip Tuscany: Minucciano to Cinque Terre
A drive through a stunning landscape from the Alpi Apuane to Cinque Terre, spend there a few hours and maybe stay a bit with the locals at the beach:
Road trip Tuscany: San Gimigano
San Gimignano also a beautiful small typical Tuscan village- don’t miss it:
Road trip Tuscany: Siena
A nice small city, visit the dome, and on your Italy road trip Tuscany don’t miss climbing up on the viewing point, be early enough before they close in the afternoon:
Road trip Tuscany: Montepulciano
Just walk around in this small typical Tuscan village, walk up to the viewing point.
Road trip Tuscany: Monte Olivetto
Stunning view and a great place to visit. Drive trough he wonderful landscape of Monte Amiata (it takes some time…)
Road trip Tuscany: Saturina
Time to relax after a long drive at the hot springs in Saturina
my tipp: you don’t have to go to the hotel. Just go to the area where th locals are taking a bath, ask a bit around, you will find it. It so much fun to sit in the hot springs!
Road trip Tuscany: Beach time
We spend on our Italy road trip Tuscany some time at the beach and just stopped at the Rivera degli Etruschi Hotel Resort where we spend a few days. It was a bit old style family hotel with a lot sport offers, like swimming, sauna, windsurfing, tennis. Many Italians and families stayed there, but if you do not look for a luxury hotel, just basic, then you can stay there. The beach in this area was just great, very clean and not crowded.
..then back home to Berlin
Road trip Tuscany: My summary
The ways are long, the landscapes are stunning, you should also enjoy when you drive for hours in the car. When you go there just book spontaneous your hostels or hotels, in September there’s no problem. There are many amazing typical Tuscan houses: