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Florence to Rome drive

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Florence to Rome road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Florence to Rome. If you're planning a road trip to Rome, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Florence
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Siena
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 36 minutes

12:26 pm  Montepulciano
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:26 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

2:26 pm  Orvieto
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

4:19 pm  Calcata
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:19 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

5:55 pm  Colosseum
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:55 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:00 pm  arrive in Rome
eat at Ristorante le Mani in Pasta
stay at Hotel Lancelot

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Florence to Rome questions

 Deepak Haridas from India asked:
How expensive is Rome and Florence?  (12 answers)

 Andrea Sexton Chinalai from Brooklyn asked:
Quaint cities to visit between Florence and Rome?  (10 answers)

 Kristin Hunger from Edinburgh asked:
Best accommodation for 4 friends going to Italy to see the 6 Nations in Feb  (6 answers)

 Frank Miosi from United States asked:
Is smoking allowed on the Frecciargento train?  (4 answers)

 ross farrell from Chicago asked:
Train travel in Italy  (1 answer)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Florence, Italy.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Siena  (43 mentions)
Montepulciano  (43 answers)
    Montisi  (2 mentions)
    questions about Montepulciano:
        Best of Montepulciano?
Orvieto  (28 answers)
Colosseum  (90 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rome, Italy.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Rome?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Rome.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Lancelot, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Donatello  (5 mentions)
Hotel Santa Maria  (4 mentions)
Hotel Lunetta  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Rome? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Rome?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ristorante le Mani in Pasta, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Giolitti  (8 mentions)
Dar Poeta  (7 mentions)
Mò Mò Republic  (7 mentions)
Bar Pompi  (5 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Rome? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Rome?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Colosseum  (76 mentions)
Piazza Navona  (64 mentions)
Trevi Fountain  (48 mentions)
Roman Forum  (47 mentions)
Pantheon  (42 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Rome. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Shannon P from South Carolina asked:
Best way of getting around Rome and any good restaurant recommendations?  (12 answers)

 Julie Morgan from Nashville asked:
Where are the best areas for shopping in Rome?  (10 answers)

 Stef Poessel from Germany asked:
What are the top 5 things I can't miss in Rome?  (9 answers)

 Ellen Kolodziejak from Roermond asked:
Where to go for local food in Rome?  (8 answers)

 Dennis Schaal from asked:
4-star hotel in Rome for $175/night  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Rome.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Rome to Florence drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Florence to Rome. Or get a full Florence to Rome flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Florence well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Florence!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 171 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 50 minutes
465 Florence travel answers
43 Montepulciano travel answers
28 Orvieto travel answers
1 Calcata travel answer
608 Rome travel answers

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