Renting a car is an option you definitely have to consider if you are planning trips to the countryside while staying in Tuscany.
That gives you the freedom you need to visit hill-top towns as well as to plan other activities Tuscan countryside offers, such as visiting wineries, dining at agritourism etc…
Is it dangerous driving in Tuscany?
Even if the roads are sometimes steep and with lots of curves, driving is not so dangerous there. You are not going to face a lot of traffic.
Also even if steep and curvaceous, the roads are good and usually offer room on the side to stop and enjoy the scenery.
A major reason why you should consider renting a car, is the freedom to take pictures and enjoy the view of the scenery you’re driving through.
- A couple of suggestions
Italians tend to drive fast, don’t be scared from that. Relax and take it at your own speed.
Also watch out the speed limits. When driving across the hill towns, especially in the Chianti area, you’ll find the speed limit set at 30km/h.