Hello, I am planning a trip riding from Rome Airport to Florence. I am considering some routes from Civitavecchia or Tarquinia up to Pienza, both routes going through Acquapendente.
One choice is west of the lake, through Valentano. This seems to have quieter roads, but fewer towns with hotels, and maybe hillier.
The second choice is east of the lake through Viterbo and Montefiascone. It has more towns, looks less hilly, but may be busier roads. Are the roads No1 b to Viterbo and SS 2 north of Viterbo okay for cycling? Wide shoulders and/or low traffic.
Any other suggestions appreciated.