Ridiculously beautiful and home to some of the world’s best known remaining landmarks from the Roman Empire. Tuscany is also the home of the Chianti wine, probably one of Italy’s most loved and best known red wines. In this area, driving on traditional dirt roads will make you feel like you have stepped back in time admiring old castles, rustic farmhouses and stopping off in traditional ‘agriturismo’ (family run pensions or farmhouses) for some seriously good home cooked Italian food and locally produced wine. And of course the beaches and coast of Tuscany which are added bonus.
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People looking to holiday in Tuscany fly into Pisa airport or sometimes in Florence airport, pick up their pre-booked rental car and then explore the beauty of Tuscany at their own pace. Car Rental from either Pisa airport or from Florence airport is easy; there are a wide variety of cars on offer across all car rental classes so you can find the perfect car for your trip around the rolling hills of Tuscany. And when you are planning your trip, remember you can pick up and drop off your car in separate locations to maximize the time spent enjoying the area. Car Booker compares the prices and offers from each provider and we will save you up to 30% on your car rental booking.
Because Tuscany is an area rather than a town, to see all the good bits, you will either need to do tours or go around by rental car to hit the best spots. Florence is a must-see on a visit to Tuscany and we recommend the Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and if you have time, you could also look try to Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. Go for wine tasting In Chianti, spend a day in the natural hot springs in Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni, Petriolo or San Filippo. Cycle or go horse-riding on the paths available over rolling hills and country and woodland. This would make a great romantic or family holiday destination as you can have cozy candle lit dinner and loads of outdoor activity.
For day trips and things to do around Tuscany, check out the Tusacan archipelago, which is a spectacular place and a paradise for divers and sea lovers. You can even take a minicruise! A day in the medieval town of San Gimignano, famous for towers, churches and museums. A day trip to the Pisa, which is famous for the Leaning Tower as we all know, but it also has the beautiful Piazza dio Miracoli where you will find all the major monuments and sites and if you have time take a stroll along Arno riverbank. Also, worth a visit is nearby Siena for breathtaking view of the Crete Senesi or pop into Umbria Province to visit Perugia and Assisi for tours, museums, art galleries and wine tours.