Tuscany

Tuscany

Things to do - general
Tuscany is one of twenty regions in Italy, the cradle of Renaissance art and Italian literature, is custodian of much prestigious, archaeological, architectural and artistic heritage, belonging to its vast cultural inheritance, which is maintained and conserved by our homeland. The region is located in the central, western part of the country, north of Rome and south of Genoa. It is bounded by the Apennine Mountains to the North and East, the Apuan Alps on the northwest and by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the West. Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, is an art-history enthusiast’s dream but is not just history, art and architecture but also good food and fine wines ! The land of Chianti is not only well known in Italy, but also Worldwide. Tuscany has over 3000 years of history to look back on and is named after its pre-Roman inhabitants, the Etruscans, and was ruled by Rome for many centuries. Tuscany is one of the most prosperous agricultural regions in Italy, specializing in cereals, olives and olive oil, and wines, notably those of the Chianti district near Siena. The grapevines and olive groves of Tuscany that we so admire came from the eastern Mediterranean with the Etruscans. Tourism is important at the coastal resorts and the historical centres of the region. Increasingly, Tuscany is also a retirement centre of choice for well-to-do people from around the world, especially from northern Europe. And this being Tuscany, the lives of not just artists but also powerful political and merchant families, most prominently the Medici family, form an integral part of Tuscan history.
Country Italy
Visa requirements

To find out if you need a visa go to the web site: Do You Need a Visa?. There you will select your nationality and country of residence, how long you plan to stay (up to 90 days or more than 90 days), and the reason for your visit. If you plan to travel as a tourist, select tourism. Click confirm. You will be taken to a page that tells you what is required with links for the necessary forms, where to apply, and the cost.

Languages spokenItalian
Currency usedEuro (€)
Area (km2)22.994
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Nightlife info

Tuscany offers a wide variety of entertainment, there are many venues where you can hear live music, often played by local bands, some traditional pubs, other trends, are widespread in all the main Tuscan cities, there are also historical and bars nightclubs often found far from city centers. Florence offers a wide variety of opportunities for entertainment, with many clubs, pubs and discos. Your nights in Florence can be spent inside a club but also in the streets, simply enjoying the marvellous monuments illuminated by the moon, or walking through the streets observing street artists who sing and preform. Don't forget to take in the beautiful view of Florence by night from Piazzale Michelangelo. Siena, even though may seem like a quiet town, you can still find a variety of bars and pubs, to meet friends for a beer or glass of wine.
Much time is spent strolling from cafe to cafe, and gathering with friends at Piazza del Campo to listen to live music, watch performances by improvisational entertainers such as fire eaters and clowns, or just enjoying a gelato and the view. The Sienese enjoy the tradition of an evening walk, the "passeggiata", through Banchi di Sopra, while admiring the new window displays and socializing with friends and neighbors.

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Culture and history info

Tuscany is a region of immense historical and artistic heritage to be known in every season, not only in spring but also in autumn and winter when the tourist attractions are less crowded, prices are attractive and cultural programs are still different. Travel in this region is to know a piece of history, from the Etruscan necropolis to the great paintings of the Renaissance.
The Etruscan Coast promotes historical and environmental resources and all the educational and training opportunities of the territory, able to satisfy many of the interests that motivate trips education. The suggested itineraries follow the traces of history and the most beautiful scenery, including archaeological excursions and sea routes.
Florence is a jewel of culture and without doubt a city of art, as was the cradle of the Renaissance. With patrons like the powerful Medici family sponsoring geniuses like Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, art flourished in Florence and Tuscany in general.
In Florence you can expect to see the evolution of architecture in Italy, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period – architecture that includes; religious buildings, nobles’ palaces and ordinary homes.
Siena places will make you discover the city of the Palio in a whole new way through workshops and specific initiatives for children. The history of the lands of UNESCO has never been so fun, following the paths of history and nature
The Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful countrysides in Italy and a famous wine production area.

Argentario coastline

Argentario coastline

Tuscany
Price per person start from 61
Your English speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your conv More info
Chianti "Vinarium" tour

Chianti "Vinarium" tour

Tuscany
Price per person start from 137
Our English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenie More info
Chianti "Wine tasting" tour

Chianti "Wine tasting" tour

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
This tour is designed especially for wine & food lovers in order to appreciate the different opt More info
Cortona & Montepulciano

Cortona & Montepulciano

Tuscany
Price per person start from 68
A visit to Cortona and Montepulciano is a special encounter with history, great food, and high quali More info
Exclusive Pisa & Florence tour

Exclusive Pisa & Florence tour

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
Our English speaking driver will meet you at the dock beside your cruise ship at 8.00am (suggested t More info
Florence half day walking tour

Florence half day walking tour

Tuscany
One of our official English speaking guides will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of you More info
Florence on your own

Florence on your own

Tuscany
Price per person start from 47
This excursion is especially design for those who have seen this city before and wants to enjoy an i More info
Lucca & Carrara

Lucca & Carrara

Tuscany
Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your ship in Livorno at 8: More info
Montalcino & Pienza

Montalcino & Pienza

Tuscany
Price per person start from 68
Our English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your conve More info
Outlet shopping tour

Outlet shopping tour

Tuscany
Price per person start from 66
Our English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience More info
Outlets & shopping tour

Outlets & shopping tour

Tuscany
Price per person start from 61
Your English speaking driver will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorno at 8.00 More info
Pisa & Siena

Pisa & Siena

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
Our English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock of your ship. This excursion combi More info
Pisa & the Cinque Terre

Pisa & the Cinque Terre

Tuscany
Price per person start from 68
Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorn More info
Pisa, Lucca & Wine tasting

Pisa, Lucca & Wine tasting

Tuscany
Price per person start from 58
Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorn More info
Rome day tour to Florence

Rome day tour to Florence

Tuscany
Price per person start from 68
Our English speaking driver/guide will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenie More info
Saturnia & Maremma

Saturnia & Maremma

Tuscany
Price per person start from 63
This tour is especially design for those who wish to experiencing some relaxing moments surrounded b More info
Siena & San Gimignano

Siena & San Gimignano

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
Enjoy a tour of two of Tuscany’s most famous hill towns. An English-speaking chauffeur/guide will be More info
Siena and San Gimignano

Siena and San Gimignano

Tuscany
Price per person start from 66
Take a chance with Discovery G Tours to enjoy a private day tour of Tuscany and to discover two beau More info
Splendors of Pisa & Florence

Splendors of Pisa & Florence

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
Our English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorno More info
The best of Florence

The best of Florence

Tuscany
Price per person start from 71
Our English speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorno at More info
Volterra and San Gimignano

Volterra and San Gimignano

Tuscany
Price per person start from 74
Our English-speaking driver/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Livorno at More info