Guide to Tuscany

Find travel information for your vacation trip to Tuscany: It contains tips and advice that are regularly checked and updated.

This information page comprises of Driving directions from offers of the Tuscan culture to practical travel tips Information and advice for your vacation in Tuscany. In addition, we try to give you an impression of Tuscany so that you can better plan your future vacation trip or "Tuscany tour".

Why should I go on vacation in Tuscany?

Tuscany is "different". The nature, the people, the climate and the culture form a very special mix that makes Tuscany a worthwhile travel destination within Europe. The recreational value. Withdraw and relax. You can relax in a holiday home on a hill. The Italian way of life and style combine here to form a very special combination. Be it art and architecture; but also in culinary terms the guest encounters expressions of centuries of tradition. Tuscany is famous for its buildings, but also for its bread, olive oil, cheese and special spices. People don't miss out here - not just on vacation!

The Tuscany vineyards definitely stand up to the comparison with good French wine-growing regions. However, a direct comparison with international wines would be wrong. Tuscan wines convince with their own variety and their special note. Here he likes Chianti maybe a "typical" Tuscan wine, but it is certainly not the only one. Try it yourself!

Cities & Places

Pisa in Tuscany

The student city of Pisa

Pisa is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. The student city is not only famous for its leaning tower, but also attracts ...
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Prato in Tuscany

Prato - city of the modern textile industry

The city Dishes is in the heart of Tuscany. The city with around 194.000 inhabitants is the capital of the province of the same name ...
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Pistoia

Pistoia

Only about 35 km from Florence away Pistoia. The city with its 90.000 inhabitants is more of an industrial city. You ...
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Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia

The community Castiglione della Pescaia is located in Tuscany, directly on the Maremma coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea and belongs to the province ...
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Other cities & places

Tuscany has a lot to offer:

Arrival in Tuscany: How to get there easily

Tuscany is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The travel region between Rome and Milan impresses with its unique ...
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Drinking water quality in Italy on the campsite

When camping, water is scarce most of the time. To save yourself half the camper or the car ...
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Caravan in Tuscany

With the caravan through Tuscany

Holidaymakers in Tuscany can quickly reach the many interesting cities and beautiful beaches that promise bathing fun with a caravan ...
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Sunset in tuscany

The variety of landscapes in Tuscany

Tuscany encompasses a multitude of different landscapes with partly completely different vegetation. This is how the rugged Garfagnana differs in ...
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Monte Prado

The Monte Prado

The Monte Prado (2054 m) is the highest mountain in Tuscany and is located in the Apennines, a 1500 km long ...
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A sailing trip in Tuscany: explore the Tuscan archipelago

Would you like to be far away from everyday stress? Lean back and relax, leave all worries behind, enjoy the sun and discover new things? ...
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Campsite on Elba

Camping holidays on the island of Elba

Elba is the ideal holiday destination when it comes to camping holiday acts. Camping holidays on the Elba-Island fulfills every wish, ...
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Excursion tips and sights on Elba

Elba is not only a very nice place to find relaxation, it also offers a lot more. The sights on ...
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Arrival in Tuscany

Although almost everyone now uses a navigation system in their vehicle, it makes perfect sense to deal a little with the travel route. The shortest route to Tuscany is not always the fastest or the most beautiful. So we offer you several possible Travel routes through Switzerland, through Austria and Northern Italy to get to your destination in Tuscany by car.

At the same time, we will inform you about the most important country-specific rules and, above all, about the road toll that has to be paid in Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Of course, it shouldn't last Italian Road Traffic Act (StVO) missing - we try to present the most important content briefly and clearly, and of course to keep this as up-to-date as possible.

Arrival tips

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Switzerland: possible routes

Travel route through Switzerland via Zurich / Bellinzona: Tuscany is located on the west coast of Italy. It is therefore advisable to come from the west ...
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Austria: travel routes

Possible travel routes through Austria: Please note that the motorways in Austria are subject to tolls. You can also reach the Brenner motorway, which is subject to a charge ...
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STVO in Italy

Italy: StVO

Essentials of the Italian road traffic regulations Status: December 2019 In Italy, fines can be higher than in Germany. To you ...
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Overview

Information worth knowing

Toskanatour provides you with further tips, e.g. which plugs fit in Italian sockets? Can I easily use my mobile phone in Italy? Are there any books related to Tuscany and what are the historical backgrounds of Tuscany? (The History of Tuscany is very interesting indeed).

What do I do on vacation in Tuscany?

When you arrive on site, it is of course a matter of making the most of your (vacation) time and enjoying it. We present a selection of events to you, such as the annual "historic" bike races Eroica, as well as a list of recommended local Festivals and processions.

There is also information about shopping, as there are differences to Germany in terms of shop opening times, public holidays and other details. Also the most important Weekly markets and Outlets we introduce you.

Please visit our website for more information about activities. Like visiting the most beautiful Tuscan beaches, historical places, some of which are part of the world cultural heritage, but also tips for sightseeing flights and boat tours.

Active vacation

If you like to exercise, there are many possibilities in Tuscany: nature parks invite you to hike in unspoilt nature, but also cycling, playing golf and of course motorcycling are available in Tuscany.

If you want to relax afterwards, you can do one of the many thermal baths visit, which are spread over Tuscany.

Of course, culture shouldn't be neglected and we want to live up to the name of our website: We offer you a selection "Tuscany tours" to give a first impression of the most important stops in Tuscany.

Visit the cities Siena, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Saint Gimignano, Pienza and Grosseto and let yourself be inspired in a humorous way by Mark Twain - he described his impressions of Tuscany over 100 years ago. After a long day, Tuscany offers you a variety of culinary specialties - especially of course the wines for which Tuscany is so famous.

2020-03-03