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Rome to Florence drive

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Rome to Florence road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Rome to Florence. If you're planning a road trip to Florence, 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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9:00 am  start in Rome
drive for about 37 minutes

9:37 am  Calcata
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:37 am
drive for about 54 minutes

11:31 am  Orvieto
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

1:30 pm  Montepulciano
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:27 pm  Siena
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 5:27 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

6:14 pm  Ponte Vecchio
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:14 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:19 pm  arrive in Florence
eat at Trattoria Sostanza
stay at Pitti Palace

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Rome to Florence 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 Rome, 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?

Orvieto  (28 answers)
Montepulciano  (43 answers)
    Montisi  (2 mentions)
    questions about Montepulciano:
        Best of Montepulciano?
Siena  (174 answers)
    Piazza del Campo  (8 mentions)
    Siena Cathedral  (3 mentions)
    Palazzo Pubblico (V. Anche Museo Civico)  (2 mentions)
    Tower of Mangia  (2 mentions)
    Santa Maria della Scala  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Siena:
        Osteria Le Logge
    hotels around Siena:
        Agriturismo Casanova Di Lucignano
    questions about Siena:
        A few hours in Siena - what to do?
        Car rental in Siena and over to Lucca
Ponte Vecchio  (31 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Florence, Italy.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Florence?

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 Florence.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pitti Palace, which was mentioned 9 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Dany House  (3 mentions)
Room Mate Luca  (3 mentions)
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco  (2 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Florence?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Trattoria Sostanza, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Acqua Al 2  (6 mentions)
Il Latini  (6 mentions)
Ristorante La Giostra  (5 mentions)
Gusta Pizza  (5 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Florence?

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:

Ponte Vecchio  (34 mentions)
Uffizi Gallery  (23 mentions)
Piazzale Michelangelo  (16 mentions)
Gallery of The Academy  (16 mentions)
Duomo  (15 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 Florence. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Laura Barton from San Francisco asked:
Off the beaten path and most authentic Italian dinner in Florence?  (11 answers)

 Mira Dominguez from Los Angeles asked:
What's a nice but affordable hotel in Florence?  (10 answers)

 Lindsay Monser from Missouri asked:
Best dinner in Florence?  (9 answers)

 Xiaochen Yu from Shanghai asked:
Where to find best local food in Florence  (9 answers)

 JR Johnson from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where to lunch and what to see during limited time in Florence - help!  (7 answers)

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

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 Florence to Rome 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 Rome to Florence. Or get a full Rome to Florence 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 Rome well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Rome!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 174 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 51 minutes
610 Rome travel answers
1 Calcata travel answer
28 Orvieto travel answers
43 Montepulciano travel answers
174 Siena travel answers
465 Florence travel answers

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