August 25, 2014, 02:09 PM
Driving from Rome airport to Siena
Im planning to pick up a car and drive directly from Rome airport around 10am sunday in September to Siena. What is the route that I should take as this is the first time im in Italy? Any recommended stopovers for breaks and lunch?
August 25, 2014, 07:22 PM
You can do the ring road around Rome and head up on the A1.
I recommend a stop in Orvieto to visit and for an early lunch.
Then at Chiusi Scalo, leave the A1 and head toward Montepulciano.
I'd recommend a stop in Pienza but most of all, enjoy the scenic drive through the Val d'Orcia.
If you have a chance to come back for a day trip in the area once you're in Siena, I'd recommend visiting Montalcino and Montepulciano, too. The whole area is beautiful and just pleasure to spend time in and enjoy - stupendous views and food and wine!