I'm hoping to fit in the Val D'Orcia after picking the car from FCO airport on the way to Acquaviva where we 'll be staying for 3 days. Schedule is tight so please help me in planning to get the best out of my journey. Month of travel is late August.
I have looked into several websites detailing scenic drives along cypress lined roads and I've come up with the following route:
Is it worth a detour via Cianciano Terme ? Not really interested in spa.
After seeing the gardens at La Foce carry on along SP40/53 to San Quiricio. Have a break to have a bite here.
Can't decide next whether to carry on further to Montalcino or not. The views of Montalcino look lovely.
Then double back on SP 53 up to SP 88 junction and carry on towards Monticchiello.
I believe there is a famous Cypress lined road on the approach to Monticchiello.
Then carry on through Montepulciano ( time to have dinner ) and reach Acquaviva in time to crash out.
I am a amateur photo enthusiast and I believe the landscape and the Cypress trees look much better in late afternoon. I hope my route would give me opportunities to have good shots of Monte Amiata as well.
We are staying in Tuscany for 3 days.
One day to Pisa ( was not really keen as we have been there before but the kids are insisting on seeing the tower etc) and one day just to chill out and perhaps a winery tour.
Any comments greatly appreciated.
CheersEdited: 25 March 2013, 12:06