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
Tuscany has a lot to offer:
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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.
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.
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.