Volterra to Pisa road

We would like to drive from Volterra to Pisa. What is the road like from Volterra to Cecina? Is there a better route?

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

Take the Volterrana toward Ponsacco, then at Ponsacco get on the FI-PI-LI Superhighway. Except for near Volterra, where it's a little curvy when you come down the hill, the rest of the highway is flat with soft curves as it drives along the Era Valley. That's the Valley where Andrea Bocelli is from (he's from Lajatico, near Volterra). It's a two lane highway, all paved, however Italian highways have no shoulders and tend to be narrower than the US equivalents. Just drive in one of the county roads around The Dalles and that's pretty much the width of the road (maybe a bit narrower). basically two narrow lanes with no shoulders on the sides.

Posted by Pat
The Dalles, Oregon, USA
11 posts

Thank you...that was very helpful.

Posted by Karen
Santa Rosa, CA
605 posts

I was wondering the same. Thanks again Robert for your great advice! 45 days and counting.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

In your case Karen, drive north of Calistoga on Hwy 29 to Middleton and Clearlake. That's pretty much the kind of curvy roads you'll find in Tuscany. Lanes are a bit narrower, but cars tend to be smaller, so you'll be ok.