Day Tour of Tuscany from Rome

Any suggestions for a tour guide or tour company that does a day trip to Tuscany villages from Rome? Tour could include a few villages, wine tasting, a meal, etc. If so, what are the approximate costs? Thanks, Hedy
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
1960 posts

Tuscany may be a little too far to make for only one day. I suggest taking in Orvieto, which is a hill top fortress town about 45 minutes by train north of Rome. It's a fantastic one day trip. And if time is allowed, catch a bus from Orvieto a few miles SW to Bagnoregio. Then walk on an uphill bridge to the fortress of Civita. It's like going back to the 1400's. Google Civita for information.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17713 posts

Hedy, Visiting "a few villages, wine tasting, a meal, etc." in Tuscany as a day trip from Rome is not really feasible, due to the travel times involved, especially to get to a "few villages". It is possible to take a day trip to Florence (which is in Tuscany), as the rail trip from Rome is only about 1H:26M via Freccia (fast) trains (reservations compulsory). While there you could stop in Fiesole for lunch, which is a beautiful Tuscan area above Florence, with Villas, Olive trees, etc. As I recall, one of the hop on/hop off Bus tours goes to that area and also Bus #7. As the previous reply mentioned, you could also consider a day trip to Orvieto, which is in Umbria. It's a beautiful hill town, and only about an hour from Rome. While there you could tour the beautiful Duomo, St. Patrick's Well or the Underground Tour. Be sure to see the incredible Signorelli frescoes in the Duomo. While a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio would be nice, IMO that would be a bit challenging to do as a day trip from Rome. You'd first need to get to Orvieto, take the Bus to Bagnoregio and then the Shuttle to the base of the bridge. You'd also need to co-ordinate the return times to get back to Orvieto. That trip will take at least half a day (if not more), which means you'd have little time to see anything in Orvieto. That particular day trip is best done if staying a few days in Orvieto. Happy travels!