A 3 week Italy itinerary is perfect to discover this beautiful country full of dolce vita and especially to experience the diversity of Italy. Our Italy road trip takes you through the mountains of the Dolomites, the small and typical Italian villages at Lake Garda to the picturesque and hilly landscape of Tuscany.

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We are Sabrina and Andreas, two adventurous travelers who never miss an opportunity to discover the world. Whether by plane to distant countries or with our campervan Bruno, we just love to travel. We hope to give you helpful tips for your next trip on our blog.

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3 Week Italy Itinerary – Overview

Travel DayItineraryKilometer / Driving Time
Day 1Travelling to Lago di Braies and Tre Cime di Lavaredo115 km / 2 h
Day 2Tre Cime and Cadini di Misurina0 km / 0 h
Day 3Lago di Sorapis8 km / 0,25 h
Day 4Driving to Selva di Val Gardena75 km / 2 h
Day 5Seceda Hike0 km / 0 h
Day 6Alpe di Siusi30 km / 0,75 h
Day 7Travelling to Lago di Garda150 km / 2 h
Day 8Riva del Garda0 km / 0 h
Day 9Limone and Toscolano Maderno40 km / 0,75 h
Day 10Toscolano Maderno0 km / 0 h
Day 11Sirmione40 km / 1 h
Day 12Driving to Florence in Tuscany370 km / 3 h
Day 13-15Florence0 km / 0 h
Day 16Siena80 km / 1,25 h
Day 17-19Val D`Orcia50 km / 1 h
Day 20Saturnia Hot Spring70 km / 1,5 h

Summary of the Italy Itinerary

This road trip through Italy is designed for about 3 weeks. Depending on how you arrive you might have to skip 1 or 2 days. From Europe you have the possibility to arrive by car or camper. We have had good experiences with both from Germany. Also wild camping with a motorhome is possible in Italy, although, for example, in Tuscany the parking spaces in nature are very limited and it can be crowded in the high season.

The itinerary offers you a varied insight into the different areas of Italy and you will look back on this trip with a bunch of wonderful impressions and memories.

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Day 1 I Lago di Braies

Today your 3 week Italy itinerary starts with the first highlight. If you are traveling in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, you can’t miss Lago di Braies. Especially in recent years and thanks to Instagram, Lago di Braies has become the absolute hotspot of the Dolomites.

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With the beautiful backdrop of shimmering blue water, imposing mountains and the old wooden boats, it’s no wonder. Whether a visit to the lake is really worth it, as well as all the tips on how to get there, parking, a hike and the boat trips can be found in our travel report.

Read also: Lago di Braies 2023 | The Complete Guide

From here you drive about 45 minutes further to your accommodation for the next two nights. Since there are not many accommodations in the area around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, you should book in time.

Accommodation Recommendation

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyBeautiful rooms with a view of the Dolomites of Sesto
– situated at a beautiful lake
– perfect starting point for the hike to Tre Cime di Lavaredo
– great breakfast
Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano | Check the best Rates*

Day 2 I Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Cadini Viewpoint

On day 2 of your 3 week Italy itinerary the beautiful area around the Tre Cime die Lavaredo awaits you. Here you can do two hikes, both of which can be done in one day. We recommend that you first hike to the viewpoint of the Cadini mountain range and then hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

If you see photos of the Dolomites highlight Tre Cime di Lavaredo on Instagram, you will quite often see a viewpoint with a fantastic mountain panorama on which you can not see the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, but the peaks of the Cadini mountain range.

When we saw this photo for the first time, we were totally flashed and spent many hours researching to find out exactly where this viewpoint really is and how to get there.

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The viewpoint or photo spot and the short hike there are still a real insider tip and hardly any other tourists come here. You should not miss this hike in any case. The view is really spectacular.

Read also: Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint I Most Beautiful Tre Cime Photo Spot

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hike

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo hike is probably the most popular and well-known hike in the Dolomites. If you are in South Tyrol or in the Dolomites, you can’t avoid the hike to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

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You won’t be quite as alone as on the hike to the Cadini Viewpoint. But the hike is still worth it. You will always have the peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in view, as well as views of the Cadini mountain range. The hike can also be done well with a dog.

In order not to walk with too many other hikers, you should start as early as possible. We have compiled all further information on arrival, parking, etc. in a separate report.

Read also: Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hike | Complete Guide to the Dolomites Highlight

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Day 3 I Hike to Lago di Sorapis

On the third day of the Italy road trip, the next beautiful hike follows. The hike to Lago di Sorapis is one of the most spectacular hikes in the Dolomites and an absolute highlight of Veneto, the neighboring region of South Tyrol. However, in our opinion, the real highlight is not the lake itself, but the way there.

The hiking trail to Lake Sorapis leads not only through the forest but also along steep slopes and with views of the mountains of the Dolomites, which is truly unique.

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This makes this hike one of our absolute favorite hikes in the area. The route is varied and really exciting. You should not miss this hike.

Read also: Lago di Sorapis | How To Hike The Dolomites Highlight

Day 4 I Drive to Selva di Val Gardena

On day 4 you will drive to the next village, which is again a good starting point for the hikes of the coming days. Since the drive to Selva di Val Gardena only takes about 2 hours, you should plan one or the other stopover or detour.

From your hotel at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo you can first make a small stop at Lago di Landro. The lake offers a wonderful panorama of the mountains of the Dolomites and is definitely worth a stopover.

Italien Roadtrip - Dürrensee

From there you have the possibility to take a detour to Selva di Val Gardena. We chose the route over Passo Giau and were absolutely impressed by this pass road and the views. We stopped again and again on the way, took photos and enjoyed the view.

Shortly before Selva Gardena you can make a short detour to the Gardena Pass. Here there are some hiking trails and, as before, just great views of the surroundings.

Hotel Recommendation in Selva di Val Gardena

Residence Cesa Callegari in Wolkenstein

In this charming accommodation at the end of the ski resort Selva di Val Gardena you have spacious apartments with kitchen and large living room. 3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful Tuscany

You can even use the large garden which was really great for us with our dog Aaro.
From Selva Gardena you are quickly at the many highlights of the Dolomites such as Seceda, the Sella Pass or Catinaccio.

  • spacious apartments
  • possibility to use the garden
  • rustic furnishings with everything you need
  • central position
Cesa Callegari | Check Availability*

Day 5 I Seceda Hike

On day 5 the next hike follows. The Seceda hike is one of the most breathtaking hikes you can do in the Dolomites in South Tyrol. The nature up here is beautiful and there are numerous hiking trails that will take you high up to the summit.

The Seceda hike is one of the most spectacular hikes in South Tyrol and awaits you with a natural scenery that cannot be captured on photos. You simply have to have seen and experienced it.

Dolomiten Sehenswürdigkeiten - Seceda

Especially one viewpoint with a certain view of the steeply sloping mountains is a real eye-catcher here. You can find all you need to know about the Seceda hike in our separate report.

Read also: Seceda Hike I All You Need To Know

Day 6 I Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi in South Tyrol is the largest high alpine pasture in Europe and is located in the Dolomites in northern Italy. The Alpe di Siusi is over 56 km² in size and lies at an altitude of up to 2350 meters, making it one of the largest high plateaus in the Alps in the Dolomites.

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The Alpe di Siusi (and therefore also the Alpe di Siusi hike) is extremely developed for tourism and so there are numerous tourist offers and the beauty of this high alp naturally invites you to hike. You should therefore plan the whole day here. Drive to the valley station early in the morning, pack something to eat and just enjoy a great day on the Alpe di Siusi.

Read also: Alpe di Siusi Hike I All about the largest high alp in South Tyrol

Day 7 I Lake Carezza + Approach Riva del Garda

Lake Carezza in South Tyrol is truly a jewel of the Dolomites and not for nothing one of the most visited lakes in South Tyrol. The water shines in a wonderful turquoise blue and it is so clear and transparent that you can see down to the bottom from every spot.

But the special highlight of Lago di Carezza is the steeply towering rock face of the Catinaccio mountain range, which stretches majestically in the background. This panorama taken together is really extremely unique and simply beautiful.

Dolomiten Highlights - Karersee

Since the Lago di Carezza is very conveniently located, also very many tourists come here. And in recent years, a lot has also been invested in the tourist infrastructure. A new visitor center with a large paid parking lot was built. Nevertheless, the lake is simply too beautiful to leave it out.

Read also: Lago di Carezza South Tyrol I Everything you need to know for your visit

From Lake Carezza your journey continues in the direction of Riva del Garda. Coming from the north, you can turn onto the SS45 in Trento and drive to Riva del Garda or stay on the E45 until Mori and then turn east onto the SS240 to Riva del Garda.

Once you arrive in Riva del Garda, you can check into your accommodation and stroll around the town in the evening.

Parking in Rival del Garda

In Riva del Garda there are several large parking lots that you can drive to. The closer you are to the center, the more expensive the parking lot. But there are also free parking lots (Google Maps Link). Here you have to be a bit lucky to get a parking space.

Hotel Recommendation in Riva del Garda

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyIf you want to spend a night in beautiful Riva del Garda we can recommend the Parc Hotel Flora*. The charming hotel has beautiful rooms, a great breakfast and an enchanting garden through which you can reach the beach. Here you can relax perfectly after an extensive city walk.

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Day 8 I Riva del Garda Sightseeing

Whether you prefer a stroll around town, are sporty, like historic buildings or prefer a hike with great views. Riva del Garda has something for everyone. If you spend one or two days here, you can easily combine the different activities.

Old Town

The old town of Riva del Garda invites you to stroll around. There are several sights to admire, such as the castle Rocca di Riva, a fortress completely surrounded by water from the year 1124. In recent years, this has been extensively restored and there is now a city museum in the fortress.

Right next to the picturesque harbor is Piazza III Novembre. The square is framed by Venetian archways and houses the landmark of Rival del Garda, the Torre Apponale. For an entrance fee of 2 Euro you can climb the 35 meter high clock tower from 1220 and enjoy the great view of the streets of Riva die Garda and Lake Garda.

In the square you will find many stores to browse, restaurants with delicious Italian food and cafes where you can spend a few relaxing hours.

Waterfront with Water Sports

The waterfront of Riva del Garda is perfect to stroll along and watch the sailors and windsurfers on the water. If you want to be active yourself, you can rent everything from pedal boats to surfboards and jump into the cool water. To the east of the promenade you will also find a beautifully landscaped park and the sandy beaches Spiaggia Libera and Spiaggia Sabione.

Hiking Trail

To the far west of Riva del Garda, a hiking and biking trail starts along the rocky coast of Lake Garda. The Sentiero del Ponale (starting point on Google Maps) is a 6.2 km long path, open to hikers and cyclists, that leads to a lake.

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Hiking trail on Lake Garda

From the path you always have great views of Lake Garda and Riva del Garda. Also, at the level of the second and third tunnels, there is an old fortification dating back to 1860. Here you can discover the old fortification and enjoy another impressive view of Lake Garda.

Day 9 I Limone sul Garda and approach Toscolano

Limone sul Garda is located in the northwest of Lake Garda and can be reached from Riva del Garda (in the north of the lake) within about 30 minutes. Since there is only one road around Lake Garda, the question of how to get there is easily answered. Via the SP115 you drive from the north or south directly through Limone sul Garda and then have the possibility to drive to several parking garages.

We would recommend to park in the parking garage at the lakeside (Google Maps Link). The parking garage has for Italian standards quite large parking spaces and is perfectly located for a stroll through the small town. For parking here you pay 2.50 Euro for the first hour and 1.50 Euro for each additional hour.

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Limone sul Garda

Things to do in Limone sul Garda

The small, charming town of Limone sul Garda is terraced on the shore of Lake Garda with steep mountain slopes behind it. Although the town is really quite small it has a lot to offer, so you should plan a few hours for the visit. From the beautiful waterfront, churches, small stores to browse or even a hiking trail … here is something for everyone.

The parking garage is right on the waterfront of Limone sul Garda, so you can start with a walk to stroll and browse. At the beginning the promenade is wide and spacious with lots of restaurants and ice cream parlors, so the path quickly turns into the small, winding streets in which there is plenty to discover.

But why is the town called Limone sul Garda? Actually, the name Limone sul Garda has nothing to do with lemons. The name originally comes from the term “Limes”, which means border, because here was the border between Austria and Italy in the past.

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Lemon motif in Limone

Nonetheless, it has become accepted that the name of the place stands for the lemon. They are to be seen here namely everywhere and in any form. Therefore, in Limone sul Garda, from our point of view, the lemon is a very special sight.

Limonaia del Castèl | The Lemon Greenhouse

Situated on several terraces is the lemon greenhouse Limonaia del Castèl. From here you not only have a great view of Limone sul Garda, you also learn a lot about the region and the delicious citrus fruits. You walk along the narrow aisles between the lemon trees.

A tasting and guided tour at the Limonaia del Castèl is only possible upon prior request and reservation, subject to availability. To do so, call in advance at the following number: +39 0365 954008.

Location: Google Maps Link

Ciclopista del Garda | Spectacular Panoramic Path in Limone sul Garda

For us, the bike and walking path near Limone sul Garda was one of the most beautiful sights in Limone. From the town you walk about 15-20 minutes to the Ciclopista del Garda. Park for it best at the northern parking garage (Google Maps link).

From the parking garage or from Limone you walk about 3.5 km and 30-40 minutes to the starting point of the panorama trail (Google Maps Link). Unfortunately, there is not really a closer parking lot.

The path is well and safely developed and leads directly past the outer rock walls, so you have a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Garda and the surrounding area. You’ll have views of the lake and the rock face here that you rarely get to experience anywhere else on Lake Garda. We found the panoramic trail quite spectacular.

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Limone sul Garda bike path

The path is about 600 meters long and is not a circular path. That means you walk the path to the end of the panoramic path (Google Maps link) and then you have to walk back the same way. So in half an hour you have walked to the end and then have to turn back. There is also no parking at the end, so it is not possible to be picked up there.

In general, the parking spaces directly at the trail are very scarce, so we recommend you to visit the trail from Limone sul Garda. Even if you have to walk a lot to get here, we would highly recommend this panoramic trail.

Continuation to Toscolano Maderno

Since the town of Limone su Garda is really small, we would recommend you to drive a bit further south to the town of Toscolano Maderno after your visit. Here you will find many possibilities to stay overnight and here also a very special hike awaits you the next day.

Garda Friends Apartments We stayed at Lake Garda in a beautiful apartment overlooking Lake Garda. You have everything you need for a great stay here.3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful Tuscany You can even use the large garden which was really great for us with our dog Aaro. Also at Lake Garda or at the paper mill valley hike you are in a few minutes.
  • spacious apartments
  • Possibility to use the garden
  • own parking place & balcony with lake view
  • WIFI & TV
Garda Friends Apartments | Check Prices*

Day 10 I Toscolano Maderno

The hike through the paper mill valley of Toscolano Maderno is probably one of the most beautiful hikes on Lake Garda. When Sabrina suggested this hike near our accommodation* I wasn’t that excited, because it didn’t sound that exciting. But I was taught better: the hike turned out to be the most beautiful on Lake Garda for us.

The Paper Mill Valley on Lake Garda

The origin of the name of the paper mill valley (Valle delle Cartiere) is not far-fetched at all, because in earlier times there really were paper mills here and paper was actually produced (since 1381).

The power of the Toscolano torrent was used to drive machines and, thanks to the high quality paper, the valley, with its up to 60 paper mills, became a center of paper production in the Republic of Venice.

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Nowadays the paper mill valley on Lake Garda is really a great recreational area which is well developed for tourism. During our hike in June 2022 we hardly met other people and we had the nature and the beautiful landscape almost for ourselves. Another reason why you should definitely visit this Lake Garda highlight.

The hike leads you on the one hand through the valley with its ancient ruins, on the other hand you can enjoy the beautiful views of Toscolano Maderno and Lake Garda after half of the hike. The hike is varied and not crowded.

Read also: Paper Mill Valley Hike I The most Beautiful Hike on Lake Garda

Day 11 I Sirmione

On day 11 of the 3 week Italy itinerary you will visit the beautiful town of Sirmione. The special thing about this small town on Lake Garda is its special shape and landscape. The peninsula of Sirmione juts from the southern shore several kilometers into Lake Garda. And while the southern part of this peninsula (the new town) still comes across very modern and is virtually paved with numerous hotels and restaurants, the old town of Sirmione presents itself in a completely different light.

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The old town is also the part you should visit, the new town you can safely leave out and is only interesting because of its tourist infrastructure (here there are huge parking lots and many hotels).

The old town of Sirmione is (if you want it) also relatively quickly visited and you then come to the greener and scenically more interesting part of Sirmione. Here in the north there are also beautiful beaches and other Sirmione attractions.

Beaches in Sirmione

The beaches and especially one beach in Sirmione are for us one of the absolute highlights on Lake Garda. Because real sandy beaches are rather sparse on Lake Garda. Also here in Sirmione there are some sections with sandy beaches, but for us the most beautiful beach in Sirmione was the one on the northernmost shore of the peninsula

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The Jamaica Beach in Sirmione

Be sure to pack your swimsuit when you go to Sirmione, because you should definitely lay on the beach here. Even if it is not a sandy beach, like Jamaica Beach.

Jamaica Beach in Sirmione is truly beautiful, but memories of the Caribbean are not awakened here for me. There is no sand and no palm trees. But you can still spend a few hours here.

The entire beach consists of large flat rock formations over which you also have to walk to get to the beach. At high tide you will not be able to get to Jamaica Beach on dry feet. A real path does not lead here, but you have to walk along the water or even through the water, at least if you come from the eastern side of the peninsula.

On normal paths you can come from the western side by simply walking to Jamaica Beach Bar (Google Maps link). However, in our opinion, the way from the eastern shore is more beautiful and exciting.

You can look for a free spot on the rocks and have to walk quite far to be able to swim, because the first 100 meters are extremely shallow. But there is also a hole in the rocks here and there, so you have to be very careful. All in all, however, a super great experience.

By the way, Jamaica Beach is even an official dog beach, so your four-legged friend can go into the water here without a leash. But don’t worry, the beach is by no means overrun by dogs, but is also well suited for children.

Boat Trip around the Peninsula

Very popular is also a boat tour around the peninsula to make. Here you can see Sirmione from a completely different perspective and experience Lake Garda and the peninsula on an exciting boat tour. You can book this from 25€ per person*.

Overnight Stay at Lake Garda

If you want to stay directly in Sirmione then we recommend the following hotels:

The 4**** Hotel Eden

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyDirectly at the entrance to the old town is this luxury hotel, which offers everything you can imagine. The hotel is located directly on the lake shore, so the rooms also have a great lake view. In addition, there is free breakfast and you are super fast to all Sirmione attractions.

Hotel Eden in Sirmione | Check the Best Rates*

Hotel Charming Sirmione

At the Charming Sirmione you sleep outside the old town in the south of the peninsula of Sirmione. But it is much cheaper here and you still have large double rooms with free breakfast and are in a few minutes walk in the old town.

Hotel Charming Sirmione | Check Rates*

Day 12 I Approach Tuscany to Florence

On day 12 of the Italy road trip you will leave Lake Garda to drive to Tuscany, the next beautiful region of Italy. Tuscany is located in central Italy, roughly between the capital Rome in the south, the city-state of San Marino in the east and Bologna in the north. It also includes the entire coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, which was one of the biggest surprises for us: Tuscany also offers many very beautiful beaches!

We focus our Tuscany round trip on the most beautiful landscapes, the most exciting cities and the most fascinating natural highlights of Tuscany.

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If you follow our itinerary, you will get a super insight into this fascinating region of Italy and come back home with photos of the most beautiful highlights and sights.

We recommend to spend at least one week on your round trip in Tuscany, if you have more time available then this time can easily be extended to 10 days or even 2 weeks. Just let yourself drift, stay longer in places or regions when you just don’t want to leave, and move on when you think you’ve seen it all.

The Best Activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is not only beautiful, but also offers many opportunities for great excursions to get to know the area and the Tuscan way of life even better. Whether wine tasting, city trips or Italian cooking classes. There is something for everyone here.

ActivityPrice p.P.Ticket
Day Trip Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano w/Lunchfrom 78 €Book Now*
Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tastingfrom 46 €Book Now*
Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Classfrom 69 €Book Now*
Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunchfrom 100 €Book Now*

Day 13-15 of the Italy Road Trip | Florence

Your visit to Tuscany starts with one of the most beautiful cities we have ever seen. Therefore you should plan a little more time here. You could certainly check off the most beautiful highlights of Florence within a day and would have seen the most beautiful things already (superficially).

But we would recommend you to spend at least 2-3 days here. There is simply too much to discover and experience. We are not really city people and appreciate the nature mostly more, but we could not get enough of Florence.

Florence is famous for the Renaissance architecture of its old town and the world-famous works of art that can be seen in the numerous museums. These include Michelangelo’s statue of David and many paintings by Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

If you want to learn more about the background and history of Florence, it’s worth taking a guided tour of Florence*.

You can visit world famous Tuscany highlights like the Florence Cathedral, the Ufizien Gallery or the Ponte Vecchio bridge or just stroll aimlessly through the old town of Florence. It’s just phenomenal here!

Here you can find out everything about the most important highlights of Florence!

Accommodation Tip in Florence

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyAbsolute luxury directly at the cathedral
– Located directly opposite the Florence Cathedral
– Luxury suite with private Jacuzzi
– Free breakfast & air conditioning
Palazzo Niccolini | Check Rates*

Day 16 | Siena

On day 16 of the 3 week Italy itinerary we continue to Siena. Siena is like the little sister of Florence. The city offers a beautiful old town, a spectacular cathedral, but is (in our opinion) much less impressive than Florence. Nevertheless, you should visit Siena and spend at least one day here.

Siena is one of the largest and most impressive cities in all of Tuscany, and with its medieval architecture in the Italian Gothic style, it is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Nestled in the beautiful hilly landscape of Tuscany, Siena offers a lot of art, culture and Italian history.

The Siena Cathedral is the architectural highlight here and can be seen from far away. In our opinion, it is even more impressive than the cathedral in Florence and should definitely be visited from the inside. It’s best to book your ticket for the cathedral* in advance.

What you can do in Siena you can find out here

Accommodation Tip in Siena

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyWonderful Monastery Hotel just outside of Siena
– located in an old monastery
– wonderful ambience with pool and olive trees
– quiet location, but you can reach the cathedral quickly
Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano | Check Rates*

Day 17-19 | Val d’Orcia

The valley with the typical Tuscan landscape is located in the south of the Siena region and gets its name from the river Orcia. The Val d’Orcia (Orcia Valley) is not a valley in the true sense of the word, but the hilly landscape almost makes you feel like you’re in one.

The landscape is so special that the region has even been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. If you want to take a Tuscany road trip, then the Val d’Orcia must definitely be one of them.

The landscape of Val d’Orcia is truly prototypical of Tuscany. Vines, olive groves, cypress trees and the many rolling hills. The Val d’Orcia is full of medieval towns, often built on the largest hills in the region. Towns like Pienza or Montepulciano are true highlights of the region and shape the landscape immensely.

Read also: Val d’Orcia in Tuscany I 8 Beautiful Places & Photo Spots

Accommodation Tip in Val d’Orcia

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyAgriturismo Cavalleggero
– spend the night in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse
– the large garden invites you to relax
– perfect panoramic view of the Tuscan hills

Agriturismo Cavalleggero | Check Prices*

Day 20 | Saturnia Thermal Baths & Bagni San Filippo

If your time is already short, you can start your journey home after your visit to Val D’Orcia. But if you still have one day you should visit the hot springs of Saturnia and Bagni San Filippo on your 3 week Italy itinerary.

The thermal baths Saturnia & Bagni San FIlipo are located in the very south of Tuscany, but are worth the small detour. Especially the hot spring of Saturnia is a spectacular highlight in Tuscany. You haven’t seen anything like it yet!

Saturnia is probably the most beautiful and impressive thermal spa we have ever seen. Thousands of tourists are attracted to this small town in the south of Tuscany every year to take a relaxing bath in the hot spring and, of course, to take a photo or two. Saturnia, or rather the Thermal Bath Cascate del Mulino are really very instagramable and a photographic highlight in Tuscany.

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The hot spring Bagni San Filippo is located a little further north of Saturnia. Here you can bathe in beautiful sinter terraces in 25 degree warm sulfur water. The water contains many minerals with health-promoting effects such as calcium and sulfur. At the bottom of the pools there is also a lot of mud, which many visitors use to rub themselves with.

The natural thermal spring Bagni San FIlippo has not been an insider tip for a long time, but it is well worth a visit. Legend has it that the hot springs of Bagni San Filippo are the oldest thermal springs in the world used by humans and were already used by the ancient Etruscans.

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Accommodation Tip near the Hot Springs

3 Week Italy Itinerary | Dolomites To Beautiful TuscanyLa casa nel Dentro
– perfectly equipped vacation home with everything you need
– situated in a beautiful valley in the green
– furnished with a lot of wood in tuscan style

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Day 21 I Return Journey

Today we start the return journey on the 3 week Italy itinerary. If you have a few days left, you can combine the return trip with some more great stops e.g. in Bologna, Venice, the eastern shore of Lake Garda or stops you missed on your trip. In Italy there is simply more than enough to see, so that even the return trip can still live on great moments.

We hope you enjoyed our 3 week Italy itinerary. If you have any questions or further tips, feel free to write us a comment.

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