Tuscany, or locally called Toscana, is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. It is home to the famous Chianti wine, and has some of the best known of the world’s remaining landmarks from the Roman Empire. With is perfect location, you will enjoy a wonderful climate with plenty sunshine, rolling hills dotted with old castles and rustic farmhouses. For refreshment, relaxation and really good food and wine, you will stop off in the traditional ‘agriturismo’ (family run pensions or farmhouses) where you will be treated to some seriously good local produce and cooking. And many people forget, but in Tuscany you also have access to the coast of Tuscany and its stunning beaches which is an added bonus at the end of any holiday.
More About Tuscany
People looking to holiday in Tuscany fly into Pisa airport or sometimes in Florence airport, pick up their pre-booked hire car and then explore the beauty of Tuscany at their own pace. Car Hire from either Pisa airport or from Florence airport is easy; there are a wide variety of cars on offer across all car hire classes so you can find the perfect car for your trip around the rolling hills of Tuscany. And when you are planning your trip, remember you can pick up and drop off your car in separate locations to maximize the time spent enjoying the area. Car Booker compares the up to date prices and offers from each provider and we will save you up to 30% on your car hire booking.
Top things to do
The top things to do in Tuscany are spread out over the region, so the area is best enjoyed in a hire car or by organized day tours. Florence is a must see on any visit to the area, while there check out the following: the Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and also the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. Spend a day out in Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni, Petriolo or San Filippo enjoying the hot springs, cycle or ride a horse along hills and woodland paths in the countryside, or go on a wine tour around Chianti. Get to the coast and relax, choose from any of the 17 (2013) blue flag beaches along the coast from Versilia, to Pisa to Livorno. In Livorno, you will find some of the most popular beaches in all of Tuscany and from Antignano down to Rosignano the waterfront is actually reef which you can lie out on and then swim or snorkel to cool off.
If you want to get into your hire car and see more of Tuscany, then we can recommend that you check out the Tusacan archipelago which is a paradise for divers and sea lovers but if you would prefer to stay above the water, then you can take a minicruise! Drive to the beautiful medieval town of San Gimignano which is famous for its towers, churches and museums. Drive on a day trip to Pisa, check out the leaning tower and the beautiful Piazza dio Miracoli, here you will find most of Pisa´s major monuments and sites. Siena is also worth a visit for the breathtaking view of the Crete Senesi. If you are feeling adventurous, then drive a little further in to the Province of Umbria and visit Perugia and Assisi for tours, museums, art galleries and wine tours.