Tuscany’s cities are surrounded by some of the most beautiful – and famous – rural landscapes in Europe. Spend time in Florence and Siena and the surrounding countryside before retreating to the golden sands of Viareggio.
Suggested route & duration
Days 1-3 Begin your self-drive holiday in the city of Florence where you’ll stay three nights at Hotel Brunelleschi. Your time here can be spent admiring Renaissance masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery, wandering through narrow streets or strolling through the elegant 16th-Century Boboli Gardens.
Days 4-6 Drive south through the Tuscan countryside to Siena, a glorious city that’s home to an impressive medieval square, the Campo. Dip into galleries to gaze at hundreds-of-yearsold art works and walk in the shadow of the city’s honey-coloured buildings.
Days 7-10 Spend the rest of your holiday in Viareggio, the Tuscan Riviera’s largest town. It offers long stretches of golden sands and plenty of Liberty-style buildings and Art Nouveau architecture as well as plenty of shops and restaurants.
Hiring a car and travelling at your own pace is a great way to explore those places and attractions that you long to see. You’ll be free to stop whenever you like taking in those bucket-list destinations and you may even find some hidden gems that aren’t on your must-see list. It won't take you long to get used to driving on the right (or wrong) side of the road in Italy and you'll soon be making your way around this beautiful country confidently.
You can choose from a range of cars, including economy and compact vehicles to full-size vans and SUVs. It is important that you consider the size of your group and how much luggage you will travel with when choosing your rental vehicle. This itinerary is just a taster of what we can offer.
Our Personal Travel Experts can help you create a tailor-made self-drive itinerary, recommend hotels, offer sightseeing ideas, suggest day trips and give you driving tips for the destination you'll be visiting.