4 days in Province of Arezzo & Pisa Itinerary

4 days in Province of Arezzo & Pisa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tuscany itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cortona
— 1 day
Drive
2
Pisa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cortona

— 1 day

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo Le Celle and then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Repubblica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cortona driving holiday site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cortona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites
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Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Pisa and Battistero di San Giovanni. Camposanto and Puccini Museum - Casa Natale will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and make a trip to Palazzo dell'Orologio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa tour website.

You can drive from Cortona to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

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Province of Arezzo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Arezzo is a city and comune in Italy, capital of the province of the same name located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80km southeast of Florence at an elevation of 296m above sea level. It is also 30 km west of Città di Castello. In 2013 the population was about 99,000.HistoryDescribed by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (Etruscan capitals), Arezzo (Aritim in Etruscan) is believed to have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities—the so-called Dodecapolis, part of the Etruscan League. Etruscan remains establish that the acropolis of San Cornelio, a small hill next to that of San Donatus, was occupied and fortified in the Etruscan period. There is other significant Etruscan evidence: parts of walls, an Etruscan necropolis on Poggio del Sole (still named "Hill of the Sun"), and most famously, the two bronzes, the "Chimera of Arezzo" (5th century BC) and the "Minerva" (4th century BC) which were discovered in the 16th century and taken to Florence. Increasing trade connections with Greece also brought some elite goods to the Etruscan nobles of Arezzo: the krater painted by Euphronios ca 510 BC depicting a battle against Amazons (in the Museo Civico, Arezzo 1465) is unsurpassed.

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