Planning for Your Ideal Trip to Tuscany
by Tours of Tuscany
Planning for Your Ideal Trip to Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for a vacation, due to factors such as beautiful weather, mouthwatering foods, incredible sights, and much more. Countless individuals simply can’t resist the urge to come and explore the many wonders – although with a variety of things to see and do, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most people struggle to decide on what to do during their stay.
On the plus side, we have a team of experts who have been providing tourists with their very own Tuscan adventure across the region for a number of years now, and we want to share some of the knowledge we’ve acquired from our years in the business to help people to plan their ideal trip.
Preparing for your stay
It’s all too common for an individual to arrive in this stunning location and feel a little lost and unsure of what to do next. A little bit of planning could make all the difference and help you to be certain that no time is wasted ambling around aimlessly. Here are 4 things that you should consider before your stay:
1 – Rent a car
If you’re not planning on staying with a tour company, you’ll probably need to consider transportation so you can travel around the region. Renting a car can generally be the best option, since you’ll have more freedom to go wherever you choose. Another benefit of having a vehicle on your vacation is that you can go on one of the many scenic drives and see the incredible sights that Tuscany has to offer.
2 – Decide on what you want to do
With a number of things to see and do, you may not get the chance to experience the beauty of this destination, and this is why it often pays to consider what you want from your trip. A small selection of the options available to you include:
- See the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other iconic Italian landmarks
- Visit areas like Chianti and Montalcino for the world-class wines produced there
- Dive into the art in Florence
- Take in the scenery of areas like Val d’Orcia and Maremma
- Explore a town steeped in history, such as San Gimignano
These few examples of what could make your time visiting Tuscany next year a truly memorable occasion, and this is why you should decide on what you’re interested in doing most during your stay.
3 – Figure out where the best place to stay is
Wondering where to stay in Tuscany? In general, it depends on what you’re hoping to do. If you center your trip around one particular area, you’ll have to travel far less and be able to spend more of your vacation enjoying the region’s many wonders. Each location in this part of Italy is breathtaking and has so much in store for you, so it’s often beneficial to learn a little bit more about what’s on offer.
4 – Pick the right time of year
Deciding when to visit is another important aspect of ensuring that you have the best possible vacation. Most people consider spring and fall to be the ideal seasons for a few reasons. Not only is the scenery blooming at this time of year (and often quieter due to less tourists), but the climate is perfect too, ideal for those who want to explore without getting too hot.
Summer vacations here can be great, especially for those who are looking to enjoy the Mediterranean sun at its finest. It’s far more common for people to visit in this season too, particularly in July and August. Those who want low prices and as little tourists as possible should consider visiting in winter – but don’t worry, the climate is typically pleasant even in these months.
Whatever you choose to do when booking a vacation in Tuscany in 2021 is up to you, but make sure that you choose wisely.
Cities and towns you can’t miss
If you take a closer look at some of the options for places you could visit in this stunning region, there’s a good chance that you’ll find a wide variety of beautiful areas – and unfortunately, you may not get the opportunity to see them all. Here is a little more info on a small selection of the cities and towns here that you might want to consider checking out during your stay.
Florence – Florence is arguably one of the most well known cities, and as many would agree, one of the most gorgeous in the world. Whether it’s the fantastic art, Renaissance architecture, or delicious foods, it’s not hard to see why countless people come to this incredible location every year to enjoy their Italian getaways.
Pisa – Home to a variety of great sites (including the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa), this city is an excellent place to visit for anyone who’s looking to see some of the most breathtaking landmarks on their vacation.
Siena – Another very famous city located in this part of Italy, Siena is loved by individuals across the world for its unique charm and fascinating history. If you’re interested in paying a visit, it may be worthwhile to take a stroll through the streets to take in the Italian lifestyle in all its glory.
San Gimignano – Home to several stone towers, this hilltop town is often known as “Medieval Manhattan”. This area is just gorgeous, with views of the countryside around the hill, the amazing town itself, and landmarks like Torre Grossa which can give you a view of the entire area. With all this in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that San Gimignano tours are so popular.
Val d’Orica – Everything you imagine from the awesome Tuscan countryside is right here in Val d’Orica. From the vineyards, to the endless rows of Cypress trees; the vistas here are just magnificent – and one thing that you may not have known is that it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chianti – For a taste of the Tuscan lifestyle, be sure to pay a visit to the region of Chianti. This rural location is home to a variety of vineyards and olive trees, and as a result produces some delicious wines and olive oil, which you could enjoy for yourself if you decide to come and explore.
Monteriggioni – Like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni is a hilltop town with stunning medieval architecture that simply can’t be missed. While not as famous as some other parts of this Italian destination, it’s no less breathtaking and certainly deserves a visit.
Lucca – There’s a lot to love about Lucca, but many come for the landmarks and history. The walls surrounding the city and sites like Guinigi Tower are not only magnificent, but also offer an insight into the past. There are plenty of museums to be discovered if you want to dive deeper into it.
Arezzo – Another excellent place to explore if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the ancient beauty of Tuscany is Arezzo. Like Lucca, you’re sure to find that there are a large number of outstanding pieces of architecture and some fantastic museums here.
Volterra – A mix of Renaissance and Medieval sites and buildings remain in the town of Volterra, along with remnants of the Etruscan times, and an incredible Roman theatre. As you can see, there are many things that make this part of Italy well worth a visit.
What could our team do for you?
With so, so much on offer, it’s no wonder that the majority of those planning vacations here will want to ensure that they can get the most out of their stay – and our team here at Tours of Tuscany would love to help you with this. Our experts put in the work to provide each and every guest with an experience they’ll hold dear to their hearts for the rest of their lives, and from the very positive feedback we’ve received over the years of us being in business, we’re confident that we achieve our goals every time.
Quality, yet inexpensive, Tuscany tours 2021
We have a number of trips, giving each visitor the chance to choose the one that’s best suited to their needs. Everyone is likely to want something different from their trip, and with this in mind, we couldn’t simply make one itinerary and hope that it leaves our guests satisfied.
Regardless of what you would like to do, we’re certain that you’ll find something that’s just perfect for you. Tuscan wine tours, bicycle trips, schedules based around touring the most popular locations, and much more are on offer from our team.
We’ve taken every step possible to ensure that your stay is enjoyable, comfortable, and gives you a proper insight of the wonders of this fantastic destination. From frequent visits to traditional eateries around the region, to the luxury accommodation we’ve prepared for you; you’ll have everything you need to have a truly spectacular vacation.