Tuscany characterises the quintessential landscape of Italy with a setting of medieval towns, vineyards and beautiful villas and farm houses.Try wine tasting at one of the many beautiful wineries in the Tuscan region. Some of the most famous cities in the world are also situated in this area including Florence and Pisa. Stunning countryside and fantastic scenery make Tuscany a favourite for the most discerning traveller.
Time difference: GMT +2 hours
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 degrees Celsius. January and February are the coldest months with an average low of 3 degrees.
Leisure & Activities
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. There’s a lovely walk along the Arno River passing the Clock Palace.
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 compliment your choice of wine.
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.