Relaxed 10-Day Italy Road Trip from Florence to Perugia and Rome

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 10-day road trip in Italy with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Italy at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Florence, Perugia, and Rome. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Florence, 1 night in Perugia, and 4 nights in Rome. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Italy.

Experience an easy 10-day self-drive tour across Italy with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Italy so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Italy. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Florence, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across Italy and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Italy. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Italy.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Italy. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Trevi Fountain.

Traveling leisurely through Italy means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Colosseum. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Pantheon. Get close to the spectacular Piazza Navona and the wonderful St. Peter's Basilica. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Italy. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Italy has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Italy's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Italy.

By the end of your 10-day road trip through Italy, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Italy and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Italy. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in Italy. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in Italy and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Italy today!

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Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 4 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 4 nights
Photo of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi in Italy.Santa Maria degli Angeli
Perugia - city in ItalyPerugia / 1 night

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
photo of piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
photo of Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
photo of Campo de Fiori during the night, Rome.Campo de' Fiori
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
photo of ancient Palatine and ground of Circus Maximus on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy.Circus Maximus
Central Market
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
Christmas in Assisi, Saint Francis Basilica with the Christmas Crib. Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy.Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
photo of Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy.Galleria dell'Accademia
photo of Largo di Torre Argentina square in Rome, Italy with four Roman Republican temples and the remains of Pompeys Theatre in the ancient Campus Martius.Largo di Torre Argentina
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica of Santa Croce in Florence
Church of Santa Maria Novella at morning in Florence, Tuscany, ItalyBasilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
photo of The Boboli Gardens park, Fountain of Neptune and a distant view on The Palazzo Pitti, in English sometimes called the Pitti Palace, in Florence, Italy. Popular tourist attraction and destination.Pitti Palace
The Boboli GardensThe Boboli Gardens
photo of Basilica di Santa Maria degli AngeliBasilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
photo of view of Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark. Capitolium is one of the attractions of Rome, Italy.Capitoline Hill
photo of David of Michelangelo,Florence Italy.David of Michelangelo
View at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi in Italy.Basilica di Santa Chiara
photo of the exterior of Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral) in Florence, Italy.Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
photo oBrunelleschi's dome .f Brunelleschi's dome
Porta Romana, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyPorta Romana
Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, ItalyPiazza del Comune
photo of view of Night view of Loggia dei Lanzi on Piazza della Signoria in Florence. Italy.Loggia dei Lanzi

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Day 1

Day 1 – Florence - arrival day

  • Florence - Arrival day
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  • Central Market
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Italy begins when you reach Florence, where you’ll stay for a total of 4 nights.

Florence is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Central Market. Around 43,100 visitors have rated this fascinating must-see tourist destination and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Florence offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Ristorante Paoli. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 6,031 customers.

Osteria Vecchio Cancello serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Florence has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,589 reviews.

Ristorante Oliviero 1962 is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,046 customers, Ristorante Oliviero 1962 is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Florence looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Manifattura, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 509 reviews.

Caffe Concerto Paszkowski offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Florence. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Ristorante Buca Mario. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,879 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Italy! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Italy!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 1 km, 24 min

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Pitti Palace
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Italy, you'll explore the best attractions in Florence at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Florence, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous piazza della Signoria. This incredible square has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 66,956 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Italy by seeing another popular site in Florence, the wonderful Loggia dei Lanzi. This building is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 66,956 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Uffizi Gallery. This national museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 61,794 visitors. Up to 2,011,219 people visit this popular attraction each year.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Ponte Vecchio. This deck arch bridge is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Pitti Palace. This amazing site is a wonderful art museum with more than 23,445 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 198,270 people who do so each year.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Italy. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Florence itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Italy extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Florence. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Il Vezzo. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 862 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Le Vespe Cafè, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Le Vespe Cafè is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 773 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Ristorante Le Volte Firenze. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 536 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Florence and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Villa Cora. This vibrant bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 699 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 951 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Archea Brewery. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Archea Brewery has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 723 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Italy, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • The Boboli Gardens
  • Porta Romana
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI)
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • David of Michelangelo
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Day 3 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Italy gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Florence and visit more of its attractions.

Florence has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Italy. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular The Boboli Gardens, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible The Boboli Gardens has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 25,341 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Porta Romana. This city feature got an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from its 4,489 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Florence is the notable Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI). The popular Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze (FI) is a highlight of many travel packages in Florence. As a matter of fact, this remarkable archives has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 23,075 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Florence, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Galleria dell'Accademia. Take your time exploring this wonderful national museum and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 34,429 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding David. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,476 travelers, a trip to the spectacular David is something to look forward to in Florence.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Florence by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Florence.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Florence, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Ala Grande Caffè(caffè Rosanò) is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Florence-based food place has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,180 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Ristorante Romantico il Paiolo is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Ristorante Romantico il Paiolo proved an excellent choice for around 2,523 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another local favorite in Florence is Ristorante La Spada, which has an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 2,228 individuals’ reviews.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Florence, Locale Firenze. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 771 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Cibrèo Caffè. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.3 over 5 stars by 857 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Nab Firenze may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 790 customers have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Florence and end day 3 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Italy on a great note!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Florence and Perugia

  • Florence
  • Perugia
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Drive 153 km, 2 hours 13 min

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Brunelleschi's dome
  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
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Day 4 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Italy gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Florence. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Perugia, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is waiting for you. This church has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 76,359 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Brunelleschi's dome. This unique dome is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,199 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,318 visitors, this art museum is one of the top sights to visit in the area. In fact, the spectacular Museo dell'Opera del Duomo welcomes around 1,287,658 visitors on a yearly basis.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. This popular church and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,544 people.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Florence has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Italy. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Perugia. In Perugia, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Italy.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 980 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Ristorante Il Giurista.

Locals also recommend Ristorante Al Tartufo as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Ristorante Al Tartufo as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,056 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Osteria a Priori. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,728 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Quei Bravi Ragazzi. Quei Bravi Ragazzi is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 543 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Elfo Pub Perugia. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 754 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Bar Pellas. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Bar Pellas is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 631 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Santa Maria degli Angeli and Rome

  • Rome
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli
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Drive 222 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Piazza del Comune
  • Basilica di Santa Chiara
  • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
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Day 5 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Italy will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Italy, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

You’ll begin your day and sightseeing in Santa Maria degli Angeli, and continue your explorations in the city of Santa Maria degli Angeli. The charming Rome is where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where you will see the amazing Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi. This famous papal basilica has an impressive 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 33,258 people.

While leisurely driving around the city, you can also spend some of your precious time at the incredible Piazza del Comune. The amazing Piazza del Comune is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,057 travelers.

You can also go sightseeing at the popular Basilica di Santa Chiara. This minor basilica that receives 4.7 visitors every year is a spectacular travel destination rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,628 travelers.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Santa Maria degli Angeli than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring the city of Santa Maria degli Angeli, it’s time to hit the road again and continue your relaxed road trip to another city in Italy, the lovely Santa Maria degli Angeli!

In Santa Maria degli Angeli, you’ll find the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. This popular papal basilica has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 19,258 visitors.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of Rome for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in Italy, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Rome.

We highly recommend going to Tonnarello. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 62,881 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Ristorante Pancrazio dal 1922. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,946 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated Cantina e Cucina. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,907 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Rome and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out RoYaL Art Cafè Roma for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,972 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is Ai Tre Scalini. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,950 customers.

You may also try Centro, another top-rated bar in the city. About 1,488 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Let’s toast to day 5 of your laid-back self-drive in Santa Maria degli Angeli! Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Italy!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Rome

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Drive 5 km, 52 min

  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Piazza navona
  • Pantheon
  • Largo di Torre Argentina
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Day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Italy serves as your introduction to Rome. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Italy and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Rome, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 4,942 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,975 guests, NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Hotel Nord Nuova Roma offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Hotel Nord Nuova Roma is a top-rated budget hotel in Rome with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,432 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Rome. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Rome, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Castel Sant'Angelo. This museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Rome, as it welcomes more than 918,591 visitors each year. The fascinating Castel Sant'Angelo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 72,431 travelers.

Rome is also home to the captivating Campo de' Fiori, a local square and another popular attraction in the city. About 51,133 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Piazza Navona is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Italy. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 158,771 travelers, Piazza Navona proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Pantheon. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you as it does to more than 30,000,000 travelers every year. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing roman temple and attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 189,682 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic largo di Torre Argentina. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating square and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 30,433 visitors have rated the famous largo di Torre Argentina an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Rome, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Italy.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Italy. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Rome, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Rome is 433. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,341 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Roma Sparita for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Rome. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,073 customers.

Another alternative is Ristorante Amedeo. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,798 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Rome. At DEROMA - Farine Romane, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,432 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Hotel Hassler Roma, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 895 reviews.

VinAllegro is also one of the best places in Rome where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,167 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Rome

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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Italy, you'll explore the best attractions in Rome at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Rome, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Trevi Fountain. This incredible sculpture has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 343,494 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Italy by seeing another popular site in Rome, the wonderful Piazza di Spagna. This square is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 343,494 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Spanish Steps. This monumental staircase has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 57,211 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable piazza del Popolo. This square is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 89,807 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Villa Borghese. This amazing site is a wonderful urban zone of rome with more than 69,749 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 7 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Italy. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Rome itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Italy extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Rome. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,637 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Maccheroni, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Maccheroni is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 1,633 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended RomAntica. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,462 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Rome and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Ristorante Tema. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 939 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 655 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Sant' Eustachio Caffè. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Sant' Eustachio Caffè has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 9,555 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Italy, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Rome

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Drive 4 km, 54 min

  • Circus Maximus
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Altare della Patria
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Day 8 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Italy gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Rome and visit more of its attractions.

Rome has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Italy. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 1 night more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Circus Maximus, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Circus Maximus has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 44,741 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Colosseum. This city feature got an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from its 328,821 guests. Every year, around 7,400,000 visitors spend time marveling at this amazing roman amphitheatre.

Another place of interest in the city of Rome is the notable Roman Forum. The popular Roman Forum is a highlight of many travel packages in Rome. As a matter of fact, this remarkable square has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 114,450 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Rome, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Capitoline Hill. Take your time exploring this wonderful hill and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 19,557 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding Altare della Patria. It’s one of the most visited places in Rome as around 1,683,070 people visit this spot every year. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 49,843 travelers, a trip to the spectacular Altare della Patria is something to look forward to in Rome.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Rome by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Rome.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Rome, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Coso Ristorante is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Rome-based food place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,275 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Bono Bottega Nostrana - Piazza Di Spagna is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Bono Bottega Nostrana - Piazza Di Spagna proved an excellent choice for around 877 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Rome, Caffè Portofino. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.3 over 5 stars given by 3,675 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is The Apartment Bar Roma. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.6 over 5 stars by 2,701 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Harry's Bar may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 1,667 customers have rated it an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Rome and end day 8 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Italy on a great note!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Vatican City and Florence

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Drive 282 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • Vatican Museums
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Day 9 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Italy gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the country of Vatican City. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Florence, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful St. Peter's Basilica is waiting for you. This major basilica has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 131,043 visitors. It’s estimated that around 11,000,000 people visit this attraction every year.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Sistine Chapel. This unique chapel is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 52,083 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Saint Peter's Square. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 38,954 visitors, this square is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Vatican Museums. This popular art museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133,310 people. Vatican Museums hosts around 1,612,530 visitors annually.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Vatican City has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Italy. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Florence. In Florence, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Italy.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,880 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Trattoria San Lorenzo Firenze.

Locals also recommend Le Cappelle Medicee as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Le Cappelle Medicee as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,574 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Ristorante Buca Niccolini. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,786 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Djària - American Bar. Djària - American Bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 182 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Eataly Firenze. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 5,126 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Colle Bereto. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Colle Bereto is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,213 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Italy!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Florence - departure day

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  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in Italy is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Florence.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Florence once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Italy on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Piazzale Michelangelo is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Florence. This top sight is a popular square, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 77,744 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Florence or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at Ditta Artigianale. Dining at Ditta Artigianale is one of the best food experiences you can have in Florence. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,877 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Florence and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in Italy is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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