Tuscany Travel Guide
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- 94%Art & Design Lovers
- 80%Local Culture
- 69%History Buffs
- 65%Family Travelers
- 62%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 54%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (136)
- TuscanyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Dec 06, 2013
If you love wine, simplicity, rustic elegance, and amazing food Tuscany is worth a visit. One of my favorite regions in all of Europe, I got to explore the countryside, vineyards, and many of the little towns. They are everything the movies make them seem and more.
- TuscanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 28, 2013
Art and majestic nature all around this region. Siena and Florence are two or the popular ones although there are smaller villages worth seeing such as Chianti. Florence is a museum itself.
- TuscanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Feb 16, 2014
Tuscany is incredible. Great food, friendly people and something for every kind of traveller -- historical sights, vineyards, artisanal food, biking and hiking, sophisticated urban centers and tiny villages. Take a bus tour in Siena or wonder by yourself among the locals in Montefollonico. High budget or low, there is something to enjoy.
- TuscanyMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
Rent a car,explore this region and all of the small villages you encounter along the way will capture your imagination. I have been to the region several times and each time is different. Stay in a farmhouse with a local family to experience the Italy that is written about by so many.
- TuscanyOct 20, 2013
Tuscany is a region of Italy that is famous for amazingly picturesque landscapes, some of the greatest artists in history, fine cuisine, and wines - and much more, but I could do this all night. There are tons of incredible sites and cities in Tuscany and each of them are worth a lengthy stay.
- TuscanyCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Truly the place of dreams... and delicious wine. Driving alongside the Tuscan countryside is as much an experience as wandering the streets of Florence. It is as beautiful as they say. Tuscany does not disappoint.
- TuscanyJul 17, 2013
Stomping ground for the pre-historic Etruscans, who disappeared leaving fertile, irrigated fields, olive trees, grape vines and a lusty spirit for conquest, inherited by the Medici Family, that some say were the fathers of the Renaissance and the civilization we have, in the West, today. Toscana is wet and chilly in the winter. Snow sticks on the high mountains but nights in Toscana are around 30F and the days warm up.
Olives and olive oil control huge areas of land. the wizened old trees in row beyond row, don't produce oil-quality olives until at least 50 years old. The county of Chianti is here as well and those sunny grapes sprad across the hills in carefully tended vineyards that hug the contours of the rugged countryside. There is a 'Farmer's Market' in almost every town and usually, a good trattoria or osteria or ristorante is there, too.
Even if you stay in a hotel in a city, there is a great market nearby, a trip in itself. The coast is rugged with only a few beaches; mostl used by locals on summer weekends. Pisa and the Leaning Tower are by one of the few tiny habors on the entire Tuscan coast. You have to get a guidebook for Florence...browse the bookstores. a little Italian/English dictionary will be helpful til yo get the beat. "Vino Locale"...local wine is what to order; good and cheap, white or red. Only bread and coffee for breakfast, NO milk in cofee after 11AM!; eat pasta (primo piatto) with every lunch and dinner! Try Gappa, esp if your host offers it to you after dinner. Drink "Vin Santo" after dinner.
- TuscanyMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Jul 09, 2013
I passed by Florence very quickly, only 2 nights because I had to get back to university back in Beirut, so I can't really say I've visited Tuscany. But even with this short stay I can't deny that it is one of the most charming villages in Italy. It's like getting back in a time machine, everything is still preserved...
- TuscanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 01, 2013
Easily the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen. Enjoy a very entertaining and educational wine tasting at the Tenuta Torciano winery. Then head up to San Gimignano to walk around a medieval town located on the hill tops of the beautiful tuscany countryside.
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