Holidays in Tuscany will take you on an invigorating trip back through time. From the renaissance art of Florence to the gothic brick buildings in Siena, and the many castles, museums, and supreme works of art in between.
Away from the romance of the region’s art and architecture lies a culture of food and wine that will delight the senses. From the sun drenched vineyards and celebrations held during the olive harvest, to the quirky street food and delicious pasta dishes, every day will bring a new culinary experience.
Tuscany holidays aren’t just about city breaks and cultural icons. The countryside has a charm all of its own, with sun drenched hilltop towns, small museums, traditional crafts and local food festivals. Enjoy a hot balmy summer day spent taking in the glorious views, or head to one of the many beaches on the coast and relax before taking a dip in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
8 day suggested trip
The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours.
Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
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