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  • Devil Bridge over the Serchio river in Tuscany
  • Experience breathtaking vistas like morning over Siena, Tuscany
  • Explore the landscape of Tuscany from the walls of Montepulciano
  • Visit wonders other than the leaning tower of Pisa

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About Tuscany

An Italian province popular on Italy vacations, Tuscany’s attractions include mountainous landscapes, interesting medieval hill towns and a coastline with magnificent and dramatic scenery for your Italy vacation. Tuscany is special enough to warrant having 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Florence

The heart and soul of Tuscany is the city of Florence, known as the Cradle of the Renaissance with its riches to be found in its art galleries and museums. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Duomo, Florence’s superb cathedral is an amazing structure in itself. The world-renowned Uffizi Gallery has a collection of mainly priceless Renaissance paintings as does the Pitti Palace. The Galleria dell'Accademia is home to Michelangelo’s iconic Statue of David. Take a stroll over the usually crowded Ponte Vecchio stopping in the middle and taking in the views of both banks of the Arno River and then exploring the narrow streets on the other bank. 

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Siena 

Siena to the south of Florence, is one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Italy.It is a medieval city which has preserved its heritageYou can wander through the old narrow streets and feel you have truly stepped back in time.  The centre of Siena is the Piazza del Campo, once a Roman forum with a ring of medieval style buildings and many cafes around the perimeter. An important Siena landmark is the cathedral in the nearby Piazza del Duomo constructed in 1215, a simply magnificent structure. If you happen to be in Siena in either July or August, your visit may coincide with Il Palio. This is a very special pageant which includes a horse race around the Piazza del Campo, a competition between Siena neighbourhoods and which should not be missed on an Italy vacation package. 

Pisa 

Pisa is famous for its Leaning Tower, a sight to behold. In the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) is also Pisa Cathedral, one of the most ornate and impressive cathedrals in the country. One more place to check out is the attractive Piazza del Cavalieri (Knights Square) which was the political centre of the city in medieval times. You, of course, are well aware of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most iconic sites seen on tours of Italy, so if visiting this city, you will want to have your camera ready to photograph this unique structure. However, after this, what else? Well, you are already standing in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles which contains Pisa Cathedral, one of the most ornate and impressive cathedrals in the country – some say more so than the Duomo in Florence. The interior contains many special works of art. One more place to check out is the attractive Piazza del Cavalieri (Knights Square) which was the political centre of the city in mediaeval times and today retains many of the original buildings.  

Lucca

Beautiful Lucca has a city wall which is in excellent shape considering its age. The first thing you notice about Lucca is the city wall, which is in excellent shape considering its age. You can walk on the promenade on top of the wall all around the perimeter. You can check out the Roman amphitheatre in the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro and the Lucca Cathedral with its marvellous Romanesque facade with arches and carved columns, and its tall campanile. Another site worth visiting is the Palazzo Pfanner, a beautiful 17th Century palace with an ornamental pond, a lemon house, and 18th Century statues of Greek gods. Summertime chamber music concerts hosted here are excellent.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a pretty medieval walled town famous for its 14 beautiful towers in the Piazza del Duomo which, as you approach the town rise up like a medieval skyline. The town’s 14 towers are all that remain of the original 72 which were owned by the rich. Most were torn down. The San Gimignano 1300 Museum is where you can learn about the architecture, social life and history of Tuscany in the Middle Ages while on an Italy vacation  together with a large reconstruction of the town of San Gimignano in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Coastline

On tours of Italy, it’s sometimes forgotten that Tuscany is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Its principal resort is Viareggio, located 80 kilometres/50 miles from Florence. It has a sandy beach which stretches 20 kilometres/12 miles and is sandwiched between two beautiful dense pine forests. The Cinque Terre to the south-east of Genoa features a coastline of mountainous terrain with steep cliffs dropping down to the sea. Cinque Terre means “five lands” and consists of a series of five small delightful and colourful towns almost equidistant from each other. There are three ways to see all or some of them, on your Italy vacation. There is a train service which stops at each town and runs roughly every hour. You can drive from one to the next, but I don’t recommend this as parking is very difficult. The third option is for the athletic and energetic. There is a trail which runs from one end to the other of the Cinque Terre.

Tuscany Wine

Cinque Terre

Tuscany has to be the most renowned wine region of Italy. Its wines are known worldwide from dry whites to full-bodied reds. Famous names include Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, and Nobile di Montepulciano. Visitors to Tuscany can take organized day wine tours from Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Lucca. Should you be touring by car, you can explore the province and find any number of wineries. Here are a few special places. Antinori’s winery in Bargino offers not only wine-tasting but also guided tours. Avignonesi is one of Italy’s oldest wineries dating back to the 16th Century and is located at Montepulciano. Nearby is Barone Ricasoli in the Chianti region, Italy’s oldest wine estate (900 years). You can stay here as well, on your trip to Italy, and enjoy both the wine and gourmet dinners. There are several other fascinating and small hill towns that exist in Tuscany almost too numerous to mention. If you do spend time in this enchanting highlight of so many Italy vacations, you can easily discover them for yourself.

Italy Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Italy vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of Italy, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Italy's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and healthinformation will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Italy for yourself. Start exploring...book your Italy vacation today!

Extend your Stay across Italy and beyond

Consider an additional stopover to your Italy vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Italy.

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    Discover the beauty and charm of three of Italy's iconic cities - Rome, Florence and Venice. Visit historic Rome with it's ancient ruins and Vatican City, enjoy wine tasting and the magnificent art and architecture of Florence. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
    Duration:
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  • Tuscan Treats & Cinque Terre: Small Group: Florence to Florence

    This Tuscany Tour takes you to all the highlights of this beautiful region, including Florence, Siena, and Cinque Terre. Cap off your week with a Tuscan cooking class, and whip up some treats of your own.
    Duration:
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  • Italian Indulgence: Rome to Venice

    Explore and discover the beauty and charms of Northern Italy - Umbria, Tuscany and Piedmont. Visit medieval cities, hilltowns, enjoy wine tasting, stay at an Idyllic villa and learn to make the perfect pasta. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
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    This Italy tour takes you to the country’s most romantic cities. Cruise the canals in Venice, step back into the Renaissance in Florence, and marvel at Rome’s ancient splendour, all in between magnificent meals and charming local discoveries.
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  • Classic Northern Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence

    This Northern Italy tour focuses on Milan, picture perfect Venice and the romantic splendour of Florence, taking in the most famous aspects of each city, alongside some local secrets.
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  • Discover Florence

    Explore the history and culture of Florence during this unique stay in the city. Enjoy a guided bike tour into the Tuscan countryside to discover villas, castles, and vineyards. Another day, explore the medieval city squares, learn about the Renaissance, and see masterpieces like Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo.
    Duration:
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  • Bike, Hike & Boat in Italy: Florence to Milan

    Get off the beaten track and explore three incredible regions of Italy in three unique ways. Cycle your way through olive groves and vineyards in the Tuscan countryside near Florence, hike through the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre, and take a boat out onto Lake Maggiore near the bustling metropolis of Milan.
    Duration:
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  • Classic Italian Highlights: Venice to Florence to Rome

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    Duration:
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  • Eat + Drink Florence

    Discover local traditions and regional foods on this exploration of Florence’s culinary highlights. This trip to Florence includes a visit to the Academy Gallery, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s “David,” a trip to one of the largest open-air markets in Italy, a cooking class, and a private truffle tasting experience.
    Duration:
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  • Florence for Families

    This trip to Florence offers fun for the whole family. It includes specialized guides and activities to engage kids with history, art, and local traditions. See the highlights of the city, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, make pasta in a cooking class, head on a treasure hunt through the Uffizi Gallery, and feast on gelato.
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  • Florence: Hotel Brunelleschi: Stay of Distinction

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  • High Classic Escorted: Rome to Milan

    Join a fully escorted tour that departs from Rome, visiting Italy's most enchanting destinations including Siena, Florence, Verona, Venice, Lake Como, and Milan. This program includes first class accommodations, daily breakfast, transportation by deluxe coach, excursions, and a multilingual tour escort.
    Duration:
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  • Highlights of Florence

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    Duration:
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    US$ 1,026
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  • Highlights of Siena

    Discover the secrets of Siena on a fascinating walking tour, then don't miss the chance to visit one of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany and the world, Brunello di Montalcino. Enjoy local wine, oil, balsamic vinegar and snacks. Then, take a Tuscan cooking class for an unforgettable evening!
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    Prices From:
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  • Ideal Classic Italy Coach Tour: Rome to Rome

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  • Italy for Families: Rome to Venice

    Explore Italy’s most famous cities on a family-friendly vacation that brings the country to life. As you explore Rome, Florence, and Venice, you’ll take advantage of Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets, skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, St. Mark’s Basilica, and Doge’s Palace, and an interactive cooking class that’s fun for the whole family.
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