Where is Tuscany? Where to stay in Tuscany? What to See in Tuscany? How is the weather in Tuscany? How can I fly to Tuscany? Get the answers here.
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This stunning region of Italy sits deep in our hearts, and not coincidentally, we have the largest and best selection of holiday villas, agriturismo's and apartments in Tuscany. Contact us for help, or have a look at the selection we made for you. By selecting the filters on the left, we hope you can exactly find what you are looking for. Below the answers to five popular questions about Tuscany:
Where is Tuscany situated?
Tuscany is the most popular of all the 20 Italian regions. This region is located in the northern part of central Italy and bordering regions Lazio
with the capital Rome in the south, Umbria
in the east, Emilia-Romagna
in the north and to the west we have the Tyrrhenian sea with the island of Elba. It is often named Italy's heart
Tuscany is about half the size of Denmark, and has 3.5 million inhabitants. The most famous cities are Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and Arezzo, also each main cities in one of a total of 10 Tuscan provinces. In Tuscany you will encounter both vineyards, rolling hills, towering cypresses, olive trees, marble quarries that makes you think of snowy mountains, but also the beaches and of course the hundreds of medieval cities, which are strewn across the Tuscan countryside.
Where to Stay in Tuscany?
Tuscany is known primarily for the rolling landscape with tall cypress trees and the impressive pine trees, but Toscana is much more than that. Therefore, it is important to decide what your motivation exactly is, before you put together this year's dream trip to Tuscany.
Roughly Tuscany divided into 4 parts: the capital Florence, the area north of Siena, the area south of Siena and the area along the coast. Florence
The Tuscan capital Florence is a city of contrasts. This was where the Renaissance was the cradle, and the city offers everything from world art of architecture, history, gastronomy, wine and street markets for Italian fashion at its best.
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Siena is one of Tuscany's most famous cities, famous for the town hall square Il Campo and the impressive cathedral. Siena devides Tuscany in two parts, the area north of the city and the area south to Siena. The north is also called "the classic Tuscany" because of the many cultural cities like Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena, but it also houses the world-famous wine district Chianti, located between Florence and Siena and the marble quarries in Carrara in the Apuan Alps to the north. Tuscany south of Siena
The rolling hills and towering cypress trees, is the landscape that meets you in the area south of Siena. You might have seen it at least once, on the countless postcards, calendars and art books available on the international market, as this is precisely the idea most people associate with Tuscany. The most famous and beautiful valley called Val d'Orcia and has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage since 2004. The coast along the Tuscany
Most areas in Tuscany appeal to those interested in nature, history and culture, but Tuscany also has a long coastline, which invites a summer holiday along the water. Tuscany's coast is characterised by the wide beaches that during the summer season are converted to payment beaches and equipped with a sea of sun beds and parasols, as Italians love to flock at the Italian coast during the summer months.
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What to See in Tuscany?
Tuscany has many sights and there is enough to experience for most of the people. It is a question of interests and priorities, and of course to make a decision. Well it is said, of course there is also a difference in whether you go to Tuscany for the first, second or twenty-fifth time. If we are to mention just a few of the main attractions attracting travellers from around the world to flow to Tuscany must be: Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David in Florence, the town hall square and cathedral in Siena, medieval towers of San Gimignano, the marble quarries in Carrara, vineyards in Chianti and Montalcino, the beautiful island of Elba and the picturesque scenery of the Val d'orcin, which has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage since 2004.
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What is the weather like in Tuscany?
It"s hard to describe the weather in Tuscany with a few words, although the region is only half as large as Denmark, the Tuscan weather is somewhat more unpredictable. This is primarily due to a very large variation in landscape types with everything from high mountains in the north, an extensive coastline to the west, but also the great variation on the plains and highlands of central Tuscany. Roughly speaking, one can say that winters are cool with the possibility of frost, and summers heat up to 30 degrees at midday. There is precipitation throughout the year, mostly in the form of rain, but snow from November to early April is not unusual. Therefore, the most pleasant travel periods for most people in spring and autumn, but when the weather over most of Europe has been very unpredictable in recent years, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast before departure.
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How can I fly to Tuscany?
There are daily flights from the whole of Northern Europe to Tuscany, but before you book the flight, it is important to know where in Tuscany you will be staying. Should you stay in the north will be the obvious choice to fly to Pisa, Bologna or Florence. Norwegian flies directly from Copenhagen to Pisa, while Ryanair flies direct to Pisa from Billund. SAS flies directly from Copenhagen to Bologna, where there are about 1 hour by train to Florence. Veuling is flying direct from Copenhagen to Florence. Transavia also flies from several destinations to Pisa.
Should you stay in the southern part of Tuscany, you should consider flying to Rome. First, it is relatively inexpensive, as there are many connections to choose from. Both Norwegian, SAS and Alitalia flying direct from Copenhagen to Fiumicino Airport. Ryanair flies direct from London to Ciampino airport. From Fiumicino airport it only takes 2-2½ hours by car to the south of Tuscany, while you can be in Florence by train in under 2 hours if you take the express train (Frecce). If you are set on a stopover en route, there are even more options.
Please note that the above information on air routes and airports are indicative since airlines often open new routes to Italy, and it can also happened that a route will be closed. However, you can always find information on the current routes, airports and flight schedules to Tuscany via the below link to our page on connecting flights to Italy.
>>> Here you can read more about airports in and around Tuscany