How to Plan the Perfect Tuscan Adventure
Anyone who’s hoping to spend a holiday in Italy anytime soon is likely to have heard of Tuscany. This stunning location has so much to offer its visitors; from the Mediterranean climate, to the delicious traditional foods. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that with the many amazing things about the region, it can often be a tough task to plan out a trip.
Fortunately, our team here at Tours of Tuscany are here to help you to decide how you want to spend your time in this breathtaking destination – and better yet, we have plenty to offer on the itineraries we’ve crafted for our guests, allowing them to make the most out of their Italian getaways with us.
Things you should consider before your stay
Don’t feel like arriving here only to find that you’re not sure on what to do and are completely unprepared? Countless other tourists have this exact issue, but a big part of this can often easily be avoided by asking yourself a few simple questions before the trip.
Do you want to rent a car?
Those who aren’t visiting with a tour company will need to know the best way to get around, which is generally by car. Renting one out is often a good choice, as it offers visitors the freedom they need to truly explore the wonders of this part of Italy. Plus, the sprawling landscape of the region is something that simply cannot be overlooked – and this is why we’d suggest that you go on some of the many scenic drives if you do opt to borrow a vehicle.
What is it that you’re interested in seeing?
Tuscany has so, so much to offer and because of this, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to experience all of the beauty in a single trip. Because of this, it’s generally a wise idea to take some time to consider what you want to do during your stay. There are a lot of different options, a few of which are:
- Explore the art in Florence, like the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery
- Taste some of the delicious wines of the region, in areas like Chianti, Montalcino and Bolgheri
- See some truly spectacular sights of nature in areas like Maremma or Val d’Orcia
- Visit one of the breathtaking medieval locations like Siena or San Gimignano
- Check out iconic landmarks, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa or Duomo di Siena
These are just a few of things you could do – and often, deciding on what you would like from your holiday can be an excellent way to ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
Where to stay in Tuscany?
If you’re only going to have a short stay, it can be important to consider the destinations you’re going to be visiting. More often than not, it pays off to stick to a general area to reduce travel time and generally experience as much as possible during a trip. Each location here is unique and has so much to offer – so do a little research on the different options available to you and where you feel would be a good place to enjoy your stay.
When’s the best time to visit?
Often, this can depend on what you feel like doing during your holiday. For example, spring and autumn can be excellent for anyone who wants to visit while the climate is comfortable. Not only that, but the scenery is often stunning throughout these seasons of the year, as well as being quieter than the summer.
That’s not to say that you can’t enjoy a visit in the summer. If you look at the statistics, you’ll see that many individuals choose to stop by in July and August – and while the hot weather is certainly one aspect of this, it’s not the only reason why. Winter can also be a great option too, especially if you’re looking for the lowest prices and fewer tourists.
Keep in mind that it’s your decision and fortunately, there are a number of factors that can help you to determine in which season you should consider visiting Tuscany in 2021.
Locations you just have to see
There are a broad range of areas to explore – and as mentioned earlier, there are countless places that you’re not likely to see if you only stay for a week or two. If you’re unsure of which destinations to check out, it might be worthwhile to learn a bit more about some of the most popular Tuscan destinations.
Arezzo – The ancient history of this city is visible in the magnificent architecture and monuments, ideal for those hoping to get a glimpse of the past. There are also incredible museums here, which can give you a better insight to Arezzo’s history.
Chianti – This area is iconic for the many beautiful vineyards and olive trees that can be seen all around this rural region. This area is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the peaceful countryside and taste some truly amazing Tuscan foods and wines.
Florence – A large number of people already know that Florence is one of the most famous cities in the country – and for good reason. The artistic flair is just an example of the numerous things that draw the attention of people around the globe, and this is why it’s often worth taking a closer look into the wonder that is Florence.
Lucca – Surround by large, well-preserved walls that date back to the 16th century, numerous churches, sites like the Guinigi Tower and much more, it should come as no surprise that a trip to Lucca is on the majority of peoples’ itineraries for their stay in Tuscany.
Monteriggioni – Located in the countryside of Siena, Monteriggioni is a stunning medieval hilltop town that’s often overlooked because of other more well known areas, despite the fact that it has so much to offer. Just take a step into the heart of the village and you’ll see why it’s worth a visit.
San Gimignano – Another medieval hilltop town, San Gimignano is popular for its tall, stone towers and narrow streets – as well as the views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards. You can get an excellent sight of all this from the top of Torre Grossa, which we encourage you to check out during your visit.
Pisa – While better known for being home to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, there is a lot more to this city, such as the San Matteo Museum and the Chiesa della Spina church – and these are just two examples of what Pisa has in store for you.
Siena – The charm and history of Siena are two of the main things that draw the attention of countless visitors each year. The brick buildings and cobblestone streets are just breathtaking, so give yourself enough time to fully take it all in.
Val d’Orcia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Val d’Orcia is the picture perfect Tuscan location. The rolling hills, countryside and vineyards are all here for you to see for yourself, as well as a variety of other things to check out.
Volterra – A walled town with medieval and Renaissance structures, an interesting history and sites like the Roman theatre and Etruscan landmarks, it’s no wonder that Volterra is a town that simply can’t be missed by anyone visiting the region.
Why take a closer look at what our Tuscan tours offer?
Practically everyone will want to make the most out of their holidays in Tuscany and this is one of the main reasons why we do what we do. Our team of dedicated professionals aim to provide each and every guest with a trip that they’ll remember for a lifetime. We’re proud to say that we have been able to do this on countless occasions, leaving many visitors not only glad that they chose to come and explore this wonderful part of Italy with us, but also coming back again in the future to relive the experience.
The best Tuscany tours 2021 has to offer
Aside from a passion for providing excellent holidays in this region, one of the best things that our team has to offer is a variety of Italy tours. No two people are the same and everyone is likely to crave something different from their time here – and with this in mind, we’ve created several schedules that you can choose from.
Whether you want the traditional foods to be the focus of the trip or you fancy seeing the most popular cities and towns located in this part of the country, we’ve got something for you. From adventure tours in Tuscany, to our cycling itinerary; there are many reasons why we’re often considered to have the best Tuscan day trips.
Regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll find that we’ve taken care of everything you’ll need to have a great holiday. Luxury accommodation, visits to local trattorias, beautiful sights and much more await anyone booking a holiday to Tuscany in 2021 with us.