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The area is easily reached by car on the A1 highway (Autostrada del Sole), which runs between Rome and Florence—take the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme exit for Montepulciano, Pienza, and San Quirico Val d'Orcia. From Florence the fastest route to southern Tuscany is via the Florence-Siena Superstrada and then the Via Cassia (SR2) from Siena for Buonconvento and Montalcino. There is also a good road (SR223) linking Siena and Grosseto, for outings to the Parco Naturale della Maremma and Monte Argentario.
From Genoa or the northern Tuscan coast, follow the coastal highway (A12) to reach Livorno and its ferry service to Capraia. For direct ferry service to Elba, continue south on the SS1 (the Via Aurelia) to reach Piombino. Past Piombino, the SS1 passes Grosseto, the Parco Naturale della Maremma, and Monte Argentario, before continuing south toward Rome.
If you don't have a car but want to experience the region's beautiful back roads, you can hire a car and driver to get around.
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