Rome to Tuscany

How far is Tuscany from Rome

Italy is a country full of fantastic cities and to reach its most beautiful and fascinating areas is certainly something magical to do on your holiday.

Rome is the capital of Italy, a metropolis where its locals and the many tourists spending their holidays here walk around seeing every day some of the most beautiful historical monuments in the world.

You can’t miss on your trip to Italy Colosseum, Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna only to name a few.

After visiting Rome you can spend a few days visiting other cities and regions of Italy, and reaching Tuscany from Rome is the ideal solution to enrich your holiday with unique experiences.

 

But “how far is Tuscany from Rome?

Well it depends on your interests and on the experience you want from Tuscany.

 

Here some distances between Rome and some of the best places to visit in Tuscany:

Florence from Rome: 168 mi / 270 km

Siena from Rome: 143 mi / 230 km

Pisa from Rome: 158 mi / 255 km

Chianti from Rome: 168 mi / 270 km

Tuscan coast from Rome: 99 mi / 159 km

 

Rome to Tuscany by train

Moving by train in Italy is a wonderful way to travel and discover new places passing among mountains valleys and all the natural landscape that this beautiful country offers.

If you want to reach Tuscany from Rome by train you have to know that in Italy there are two main companies, Trenitalia and Italo.

Trenitalia offers two options for your travels:

  • frecciarossa trains, high-speed trains that make fewer stops and ride from the most important cities of Italy,
  • regional trains, that make more stops riding through little villages and less important stations in the countryside.

Italo offers only high-speed trains that will fastly take you from Rome to Florence.

If you want to travel from Rome to Florence by train you have several options that will allow you to visit one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, with all its monuments and attractions.

 

From Rome to Florence by train

High-speed trains such as Italo and Frecciarossa will take you from the two main stations of Rome, Tiburtina and Termini, to the central station of Florence, Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

The travel time of these trains is about one hour and a half and they will take you directly to Florence, not making stops between the two cities.

 

Regional trains from Rome to Florence travel passing through cities and small villages of central Italy.

This solution is cheaper and slower than high-speed train, but gives you the chance to see from the windows of your train all the countryside of Lazio and Tuscany and their charming small cities.

The travel time is about three hours and a half, that allows you to admire with calm all the shades of the landscape during your travel.

If you have time, we suggest you to take a regional train to reach Florence, it will be an immersing experience in the Tuscan countryside.

 

From Rome to Florence by train

High speed trains: 1h 30min

Regional trains: 3h 30min

 

From Tuscany to rome by train

photo: Antonio Martinetti

From Rome to Siena by train

Siena is a beautiful town, rich in art and monuments in the heart of Tuscany.

If you want to reach Siena from Rome taking a train is a good option.

High-speed trains don’t reach Siena, so the only way to arrive in this city from Rome is by regional trains of Trenitalia.

This travel requires a connecting train, so the travel time depends a lot on the time of waiting at the station.

There are different stations where the train changes, depending on the time of departure from Rome.

From Roma Termini to Siena the average travel time is 3h 20min.

 

From Rome to Pisa by train

Pisa is famous worldwide for its leaning tower and Piazza dei Miracoli.

All the beautiful monuments and buildings in this square worth a visit to this town.

Reaching Pisa from Rome by train is easy, regional trains departs daily from the stations Roma Termini and Roma Ostiense.

The train will stop a few times during its journey, reaching Pisa Centrale in about 2h 50min.

 

From Rome to Chianti by train

Chianti is one of the most suggestive areas in Tuscany, vineyards and olive groves gives to this place a unique charm.

In this area you will discover the tastes of Tuscany, visiting wineries  and tasting the unique wines produced on these fields.

If you want to reach Chianti from Rome the best solution is by train and bus.

You can easily reach Florence or Siena by train and then make a tour visiting Chianti countryside and its wineries in a fantastic wine tour.

The travel time depends on the tour you want to make and the villages that you will visit on the journey.

 

From Rome to Tuscan Coast by train

From rome to tuscan coast by train

Tuscany is not only wonderful works of art and monuments, there are also beautiful beaches along the coast.

We selected three of them for your sea journey in Tuscany, Argentario, Follonica and Forte dei Marmi.

Reach the Tuscan Coast from Rome by train will not take so long, traveling from the Eternal City to the blue sea of Tuscany in a few hours.

 

From Rome to Argentario you have to take the regional train for Pisa and get off at Orbetello station, here you can take a bus for Port Ercole that will leave you at Argentario in about half an hour.

Traveling time from Rome: 3h

 

From Rome to Follonica there is a regional train that will take you here without any changes, it departs from Roma Ostiense and stops at Follonica station.

From the station you can then reach the beaches of the coast by bus with a ride of about ten minutes.

Traveling time from Rome: 2h 30 min

 

From Rome to Forte dei Marmi and Versilia coast is a longer travel but the time of journey worths the visit to one of the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany.

You can take the train to Pisa Stazione Centrale departing from Roma Ostiense or Termini, once arrived at Pisa you have to take the train for La Spezia and get off at Forte dei Marmi station.

From the station you can take a bus that in about ten minutes will take you at the beach.

Traveling time from Rome: 3h 30min

 

 

Rome to Tuscany by bus

From rome to tuscany by bus

Photo: ilturista.info

Reach Tuscany from Rome by bus is the cheapest way to travel and discover this wonderful region. In Italy there are several private companies that drive in all the country with their buses.

One of these companies is Flixbus, famous in all Europe for its low cost rides.

Buses are of course slower than trains, but they are a smart solution for your journeys.

In Rome the main station for private buses is Roma Tiburtina, from here departs the main part of the rides for other region, including Tuscany.

 

From Rome to Florence by bus

Reach Tuscany from Rome by bus is the cheapest way to travel and discover this wonderful region. In Italy there are several private companies that drive in all the country with their buses.

One of these companies is Flixbus, famous in all Europe for its low cost rides.

Buses are of course slower than trains, but they are a smart solution for your journeys.

In Rome the main station for private buses is Roma Tiburtina, from here departs the main part of the rides for other region, including Tuscany.

 

From Rome to Siena by bus

Traveling with a bus to one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany is not difficult.

Everyday from Roma Tiburtina several buses departs to Siena that will take you directly to the city center.

The average travel time is 2h 50min.

 

From Rome to Pisa by bus

Reaching Pisa from Rome with a bus is a longest but cheapest alternative to trains. From Roma Tiburtina you can take a bus that will take you to Pisa passing through Siena and Florence.

The bus will leave you to Pisa Pietrasantina car park, less then a mile far from Duomo and the Leaning Tower.

You can cover this distance on foot taking a walk among the streets of the city or take a bus that in a few minutes will reach the city center.

The average travel time is 5 hours, but depending on the route of the journey it can change from four to six hours.

 

From Rome to Tuscan Coast by bus

From rome to tuscan coast

Traveling with buses you can reach the beautiful Tuscan Coast and its beaches.

From Rome you can leave for Follonica and Versilia with a bus and enjoy your sea holiday in Tuscany.

You can reach the tuscan sea of Follonica from Rome with Flixbus and its buses departing frome Roma Termini, Vatican City and Roma Tiburtina.

From Roma Termini and Vatican City the route requires a transfer to another bus at Rome Fiumicino and the travel time is about 5 hours.

From Roma Tiburtina the journey doesn’t require transfers and the bus will take you directly to Follonica station.

The travel time is 4h 30min and from here you can take a public bus that will reach the beach in about ten minutes.

There is only one daily bus from each station and departs in the early morning, between 7:45 and 8:30 depending on the station.

If you want to reach other wonderful sea locations in Tuscany by bus the travel will be longer and challenging, but the destination worth it.

Departing from Roma Tiburtina you can reach Viareggio and the Versilia coast with a bus that will take 10 hours and 30 minutes.

Our suggestion for this road is to take a train, faster and less challenging, unless you are an expert traveler used to long routes.

 

 

Rome to Tuscany by car

From rome to tuscany car

Traveling with a car, yours or rental ones, will make your holiday definitely more independent and free from schedules.

If you travel with your own car you will be free to leave in every moment for a new adventure.

If you want to drive through Italy to reach a new destination for your holiday but you left your car at home you can rent one from the various companies that you can find to the airport or the main train stations.

Driving from Rome to Tuscany is easy and the travel will not require too mutch time. Once left the traffic of the city the road should be clear from jams, unless you leave in high season during August.

 

Following the Highway A1, the main highway in Italy that connects Milan to Naples, you can reach the main cities of Tuscany.

Here some average travel times with A1 route from Rome to Tuscany by car (depending on traffic):

Florence: 2h 40min – 4h

Siena: 2h 20min – 3h 30min

Pisa and Lucca: 3h 30min – 5h 10min

 

After visiting those cities you can go for a trip in the countryside, like in Chianti or Montalcino,

Visiting the Tuscan countryside from Florence and Siena is not a long journey, from Florence to Chianti by car is only 40 minutes and from Siena to Montalcino about 50 minutes.

 

If you want to leave from Rome make a tour in the Coast and the beaches of Tuscany the road for you is the E80, a big European route that in its italian part follows all the Tuscan coast, passing near the wonderful Argentario, through Follonica, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, giving you the chance to drive along the coast and stop to the sea location that most inspires you.

 

The average travel time from Rome to this beautiful beaches are:

Argentario: 1h 50min – 3h

Follonica: 2h 30min – 4h

Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 3h 30min – 5h

 

Reaching Tuscany from Rome by car will be an experience of freedom traveling through some of the best places in Italy.

 

 

Rome to Tuscany, the perfect day trip

rome to tuscany day trip

Escaping from the city and its chaos for a day could be a wonderful idea, and what’s better than a day trip to relax and discover new wonderful places?

From Rome it’s easy to plan the perfect day trip to Tuscany, where you can find a complete experience of beauty, from the landscapes you can admire in the countryside to the works of art preserved in Florence, Siena and Pisa.

Tuscany is full of beautiful cities and monuments that make this land the perfect destination of your trip, check our article to find some inspiration.

Whether you want to explore the city or the countryside, Tuscany is full of surprises and wonderful experiences to live. You can plan this fantastic trip from Rome to Tuscany by your own or check the several guided tours you can find online.

The beauty of guided tours is that they can take you to more hidden and characteristic corners like the countryside, thanks to their buses and local guides, making you easily discover unique places in Tuscany.

If you decide to plan by your own chose a transportation, pick one of the beautiful destinations we described before and leave for your Tuscan day.

If you want to take part of a guided tour, choose wisely between all the different routes and experiences they have to offer.

 

 

Where to stay in the heart of Tuscany: the wonder of Volognano

Castle accomodation in Tuscany chianti

After visiting Rome and its timeless beauty Tuscany is the perfect destination to complete your journey in Italy.

If you want to discover the heart of this beautiful land Chianti is a must see; getting lost in the expanses of vineyards and olive groves in front of you, stroll among castles and farmhouses nestled on the hills of this beautiful area.

Moreover Chianti area makes Tuscany famous in all the world for the finest wines produced in its fields, and taste them in the most suggestive wineries will be an unforgettable experience.

 

Volognano is a wonderful castle in Chianti, it’s an historical building of great charm, a wine estate that produces its wines from the vineyards of the property and, especially, is a beautiful accommodation in the Tuscan countryside, where you can stay with all the comforts living the true essence of Tuscany.

Reaching Volognano isn’t difficult, it’s only 10 miles from Florence and, if you don’t have a car, it’s served with buses and shuttles that will take you to this wonder.

Driving from Rome to Florence you can easily arrive in Volognano following the route for Florence, the A1 highway.

If you want to stay in Volognano without a car there are no problems, you can reach Florence with trains or buses and then take a bus or shuttle that will take you to this wonderful castle.

 

Discovering Tuscany from its most beautiful and suggestive area, tasting wines and staying in this castle with its countless beauties is one of the most authentic experiences you can live on your journey in Italy.

 

 

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