Holidays in Tuscany
|Language:||Italian (English widely spoken in the main towns and cities)|
|Local time:||GMT/BST +2 hours|
|Flight time||Transfer time
|Florence||2 hours 15 minutes|
Enjoy a break to Tuscany, Italy
In direct contrast to the action packed cities of Rome and Milan, a holiday to Tuscany offers its visitor a relaxed and leisurely place to indulge themselves. Tuscany has so much to offer and has built a reputation on its incredible beauty, fine art, delicious cuisines, wine tasting and an abundance of countryside.
Stretching from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the western border of the Apennine Mountains, Tuscany really is at the heart of Italy. The region boasts home to some outstanding cities including Florence, Siena, Pistoia, Prato and Pisa-the difficult decision really is where to start. The gorgeous province offers unlimited mountain paths and hills for all levels of hikers and cyclists to explore or the opportunity to sail into the sun to the nearby islands. Find more information on Florence city breaks here.
Historians and art fanatics will not be disappointed, Tuscany hosts a vast amount of museums filled with masterpieces by the greatest artists of all time, from Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Botticelli, Giotto and Donatello. Architectural gems accompany these masterpieces in each city and whilst you wander through the streets, make sure you don’t miss the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria Dei Fiori or the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, not to mention the iconic structures of San Marco, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Pitti Palace- to name a few.
Not only does Tuscany hold a magnificent country side, but the Tuscan visitor will also find miles of some of the cleanest beaches in Italy and home to an extensive marine wildlife. The Versilian coastline is known for its ‘Liberty’ style architecture and offers clean waters at perfect temperatures for swimming off the golden Beaches. A holiday in Tuscany with its archipelago is a great destination for all those ocean lovers.
No matter where you’re interest lies a holiday to Tuscany has it all, spanning across time, styles and periods.
Exploring the tuscany, Italian Holiday
To really appreciate and learn about the incredible Tuscan cuisine, why not try your hand at making some of it. Whilst on holiday in Tuscany, we recommend taking an afternoon lesson or week-long course learning how to make pasta from scratch or another Tuscan delight, not only will you get to enjoy it once you finish but you can recreate the wanders of your holiday at home. If your taste buds are more conditioned to appreciate the true wonders of different wine grapes, why not wander through the vast number of vineyards and treat yourself to a one day class? The region really boasts some of the best wine produced, some of the finest coming from the Chianti vineyards. A Tuscany holiday really will enhance any critic’s palette.
Read more about holidays to Pisa, the gateway to Tuscany. Dicover Pisa and you'll quickly learn there's more to this city than just a leaning tower.
Whilst the cities of Milan and Rome may hold the top designers and larger stores, it is in Tuscany where the real culture can be bought. In the cities of Florence and Siena be sure to visit the local craft and food markets where you are able to purchase hand-crafted products that are only produced and sold in Tuscany. Why not take home a beautiful ceramic from Montelupo Fiorentino, glass from Colle Val d’Elsa, pecorino cheese from Pienza or some ricciarelli biscuits from Siena? A holiday in Tuscany will be sure to guarantee you some great gifts and souvenirs.
easyJet holidays naar Toscane
Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday in the countryside surrounded by stunning landscapes and countless hilltops to explore, a romantic trip to the seafront for a regenerating break or a chance to appreciate fine art and sculptures, Tuscany is the place for you. easyJet holidays are offer some great deals to visit this spectacular place and by booking your flight and hotel together, you will save more.