Tuscany Vacations

Tuscany didn't become one of the most famous tourist regions in the world by accident. Embarrassingly rich with stunning scenery, world-changing history and awe-inducing art, Toscana represents la dolce vita like nowhere else in Italy. The center of the art and culture world during the Renaissance, the city of Florence packs in more historic ... Read more
punches than many countries. Ponder the definition of Western aesthetics at the Uffizi Gallery or while admiring Michaelangelo's David statue, enhance your wardrobe at the myriad leather markets and clothing shops, or simply stroll through the Vespa-strewn streets and ancient alleys with a hazelnut gelato in hand. Visit Tuscany's other urban treasures: Siena's expansive Piazza del Campo, Lucca's ancient city walls or, of course, Pisa's leaning tower. And then, get out. Leave the cities behind for a leisurely drive through the countryside. For some, this is Tuscany: softly rolling hills, fields of blooming sunflowers, rows of statuesque Italian cypresses and sun-kissed vineyards, interrupted from time to time with an award-winning osteria or stone castle. Small-town hotels and rural B&Bs are ubiquitous, and renting a villa with a half-dozen or so friends or family can be surprisingly affordable.

Tuscany places to stay and top hotels

Tuscany things to do and experiences

  • Il Duomo of Florence
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  • Ponte Vecchio
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  • Uffizi Gallery
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  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Head to the rolling hills of Tuscany in high summer and you will get your share of that mythical Tuscan sun, but you'll be competing with a rush of other travelers inspired by the same idea. Spring and fall ... Read more
offer an ideal combination of good weather, with temperatures around 73F (23C) and fewer crowds. The month of August and Easter are both important holidays for Italians, so expect to book far in advance, while visiting in winter will afford the lightest crowds and cool but not freezing temperatures at 45F (7C).

Top Tuscany restaurants

  • Gustapizza
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  • Trattoria 4 Leoni
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  • Caffe Cibreo
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  • All'Antico Vinaio
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San Diego, California

Tuscany is by far the best of all of Italy. Beautiful scenery, excellent food and wine, amazing architecture, and a rich history. It is so much more enjoyable than southern Italy.

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Local from Florence, Italy

Rustic and charming, the towns and villages of Italy's Tuscany region offer old world elegance and history. Take it st your own pace, but linger if you can.

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San Diego

This is the Italy you've been dreaming of: rolling hills, cypress-lined driveways, sun-drenched vineyards, rustic farmhouses, and peace and quiet (except when mopeds growl by on the gravel.) Do yourself a favor and stay here awhile - preferably in a private villa or quaint B&B!

Tampines, Singapore

I passed by Florence on a day trip to Siena where my friends and i stayed for 2 days. I had been fond of Tuscany from the photos and movies I see but nothing beats experience of the cold breeze, the taste of yummy panacotta and pastry (I wasnt supposed to be eating sweet stuff but couldn't resist!), a really good leather bag (didnt have time to go to a designer outlet in Florence). These were 3 memorable and wonderful days which make me want to come back for more!

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Merriam, Kansas, USA

Beautiful views. This is one place I don't mind getting lost a bit and just driving around. Multiple wine bars for tasting without reservations, or call ahead to visit wineries and get a tour.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Excellent food and wine, world class museums and art, picturesque countryside, friendly people - you can't ask for anything better.

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East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuscany is an amazing landscape full of vast open land, and dotted with lots of great little walled cities!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Tuscany covers a large area in Italy. 2013 I backpacked through Europe and spend 4 days in Tuscany while traveling from all the way up in Italy to all the way down to Roma.

Tuscany, especially when you find a place far far outside, away from the cities and everything, right in the middle of no where between hills and wine fields, you will find find and calm your soul. It's very idyllic. Just writing about it makes me want to go back.

Go there in summer and enjoy yourself with nothing but yourself and a backpack.

A TIP: Did you know Tuscany has some or at least one big hot spring in the middle of no where? I ended up spending couple hours at a pure white hot spring while hitchhiking my way out of Tuscany.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Before coming here everyone I asked had nothing but positive things to say about this part of Italy. After arriving I can see why! This region which is the birth place of the Renaissance and home to classic Italian cuisine immerses you in an entirely unique experience of rich culture anchored by the weight of a long deep history.

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Cocoa, Florida

If you haven't seen Tuscany, you haven't seen Italia! And what a temple of beauty! The hills, the plains, the forests, the vineyards, and the olive oil trees, together with the cypress and pine all add up to a majestic scenery second to none in Italy!

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