Today, the blog has a new auto route in Italy, along which we drove in May-June 2019. It was my 8 or 9 trip to Italy, therefore, there are practically no popular tourist cities in the route (with the exception of Verona and Florence, which were the starting points), I built this route consciously, based on my travel dreams.
The main points of the route were: Tuscan fields (although I was here a year ago , you can’t compare a trip to Tuscany with a car!), Alberobello (and necessarily a night in trull) and the Strawberry Festival in Nemi because of which it was necessary to shift a trip from mid-May to the end.
The starting and ending point of the route was Verona. Car was rented in Florence , there are more options there than in Verona, and it turned out to be cheaper to get to Florence by public transport than to overpay for another 2 days of rental. We traveled from Verona to Florence by the italotreno high-speed train (1.5 hours on the way, 11.90 euros per ticket), back on flixbus (2.40 on the way and 10.80 euros per ticket). I used Flixbus in Italy 5 times, each time without complaints, although there are different reviews, you can read in he comments under my review .
How many kilometers total have traveled and spent money on the road, I will write at the end of the article, but for now – the route. Kilometers specifically did not write, therefore, I write approximately.
Italy route by car
Day 1. Arrival in Verona -> Walk around Verona -> Transfer to Florence -> Overnight at the Affittacamere Graziano (65 €, without breakfast; modest, but one of the most budget options, within walking distance from the station and car rental locations)
Day 2. Florence (climb to the church dome of the Duomo , visit other facilities of the Santa Maria del Fiore complex, walk around the city) -> car rental -> Castelfiorentino -> San Gimignano -> Greve in Chianti -> check-in to B&B Fagiolari (120 € per night with breakfast) -> dinner at the Dario Ceccini butcher shop .
By car: 120 km.
Day 3. Tuscany: fields, cypress alleys, many photos. From the cities – San Quirico d’Orcia [You can visit Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano ] -> Overnight at Agriturismo il Cicaleto in Umbria (70 € per night with breakfast).
By car: 200 km.
By car: 560 km.
From white blind eyes like Santorini
By car: 130 km.
Day 6. Alberobello -> Lecce -> Brindisi (boring city) -> evening in Alberobello.
By car: 235 km.
By car: 570 km.
Day 8. Narni (farm) -> Florence, car return -> Verona -> night in B&B Accademia (80 € per night, with breakfast).
By car: 230 km.
Day 9. Verona -> shopping -> flight to Russia.
Route in numbers: distances and car prices
As already said, I did not record the mileage, according to approximate estimates, we drove 2043 km.
We spent about 113 liters of gasoline, at 173 euros.
Toll roads cost 75 euros from the budget
Parking only 8.50 euros (in Lecce and a night in Bari , in other places of residence there were private free parking)
Car rental (Opel Grandland) costed us 275 euros for 6 days (no deductible), no extra insurance was taken.
This time rented through rentalcars.com .
About all the main points, I will write separate detailed articles, they can be read from the active links in the text.
If you have any questions along the route, ask them in the comments under the article.
Other routes in Italy:
Have a good travel!