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Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany

Tuscany characterises the quintessential landscape of Italy with a setting of medieval towns, vineyards and beautiful villas and farm houses

Tuscany’s rolling landscape is punctuated with castles, old farmhouses, villas, miles of olive groves and, of course, vast vineyards. This is an ever-popular destination with wine buffs as there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting at the many beautiful wineries in the region.

However, Tuscany has more to offer than ‘just’ wine…there’s also the beautiful coastal town of Viareggio where soft sands and shallow waters await. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday where you can chill out. This medieval fishing village has developed into a charming seaside resort and it’s home to one of the most popular carnivals in Europe – the Carnevale di Viareggio.

Some of the most famous cities in the world are also situated in this area including Florence and Pisa. Pisa is home to the infamous leaning tower plus much more including the Duomo di Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli. Florence boasts a wealth of galleries, architectural wonders and fine museums including the Gallerie Degli Uffizi, arguably one of the greatest museums in the world, where you can see magnificent works of art from masters such as Michelangelo, da Vinci and Botticelli.

Moving onto food and drink, the appetising seasonal produce and fresh ingredients throughout Tuscany make the Italian dishes shine and reflect the wonderful atmosphere of a beautiful country. You can find anything from rustic home-style local eateries to Michelin-starred restaurants in this region. Plus you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting a wine to complement your fine fare.

Designer Travel can tailor-make your luxury break to Tuscany or anywhere else in the world you’d like to go. Whether you’d like to experience a culinary adventure, take a gourmet cookery course or enjoy wine tours and tastings that will ensure you get to experience the rich diversity of wines on offer, we can help. Twin-centre, walking and hiking tours are a great choice as well and we have Travel Experts who can book you exactly what you’re after. Bespoke and tailor-made holidays are our specialty but we’re also very happy to assist with any hotel or accommodation enquiry you have. We are ABTA bonded, offer a full after sales service and have a large percentage of customers that return to book with us year after year. We pride ourselves on making each and every customer happy so please complete the enquiry form or give us a call and let us help you plan your next dream holiday.

Key Highlights
  • Tuscany particularly appeals to couples and single travellers
  • Stunning countryside and fantastic scenery make Tuscany a favourite for the most discerning traveller
  • Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the pretty coastal town of Viareggio
  • Relax on the beach at Forte dei Marmi
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a photo opportunity not to be missed
  • See the magnificent works of art on display in Florence
  • We would recommend hiring a car if you want to make the most out of your time here
  • There are lots of wineries and vineyard tours to choose from
  • Twin centre holidays can be arranged – please ask us for more details
  • We highly recommend Castello Banfi Il Borgo as a true Tuscan retreat

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Tuscany has a mild climate with the coast experiencing hotter summers than the mountainous areas.

The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures of 30°C.

January and February are the coldest months with an average low of 3°C.

Leisure & Activities

Pisa
Pisa is probably the most well-known city in the region. Apart from the world famous leaning tower, there are a fantastic collection of other buildings including the beautiful cathedral and the magnificent baptistery. Enjoy a lovely walk along the Arno River passing the Clock Palace.

Wine Tasting
Some of the best Italian wines originate in the Tuscan area, and what better way to sample them than on a wine tasting tour. There are plenty of options available and each winery will not only serve you a delicious glass of their local wine, but also explain the history of the grape and the best food to complement your choice of wine.

Florence
Capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is the home to many masterpieces of art and architecture. The Duomo Cathedral stands tall with its Renaissance dome towering over the city. Another world famous land-mark is the Ponte Vecchio which is a Medieval stone bridge spanning the Arno River and features a walkway lined with jewellery shops.

Hotels in Tuscany