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Florence: Michelangelo’s David Guided Accademia Gallery Tour

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Skip the lines and enter the Accademia Gallery to discover Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with an art historian guide. Learn about the…

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Top 10 things to do in Tuscany

Tuscany is a lot more than just sipping wine and dipping homemade bread into delicious olive oil. Experience the region’s incredible nexus of country and culture with these 10 sights.

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Along your hike in the classic Tuscan countryside, you might seek out this peaceful Romanesque abbey—hear Gregorian chanting echoing its chambers.

Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli

One of the most significant architectural multiplexes in the world - here you'll find Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Bapistry, the Tower of Pisa and the Camposanto Monumentale.

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa

An icon of Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa got its infamous tilt during construction, as the ground was a bit softer on one side than the other.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, complete with a gigantic Gothic dome that remains the largest brick dome ever made.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

Florence’s massive town hall could more accurately be described as a fortress-palace. The giant estate features an ornate entrance, three courtyards and countless grand rooms.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Crossing the Arno River, it is Florence’s most iconic stone arch bridge, known for the butchers’ shops built along it. Today you’ll find jewelry boutiques and art dealers instead.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

Located in Siena, you could call San Gimignano the first ‘skyline’ with its 15 medieval towers. Come for the town’s charming pastoral setting and tangible history.

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Located in the Siena Duomo, it’s easy to forget about the incredible collection of texts here when faced with the vibrant frescos and illuminated manuscripts.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Regarded globally as one of the greatest museums, the Uffizi Gallery houses all the masters of the Italian Renaissance—Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci.

Palazzo Comunale Siena

Palazzo Comunale Siena

A prime example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences, this palace in Siena is known for its soaring bell tower and stunning frescos in each room.

Our insider tips

How many days to spend in Tuscany?

Tuscany is not a region to visit for the weekend. Plan to spend 1-3 days in Florence, Siena and Pisa each, then drive to the coast and take a ferry to one of the islands for the beaches. After 10 days in Tuscany, you’ll really be feeling la dolce vita.

What to wear?

Wear layers, as the sun is hot during the day and it can get quite cool in the evenings. You should be comfortable and casual; this is the countryside after all. Pack light—one formal dress or shirt is enough.

How to get around Tuscany?

Only renting a car will give you the full ability to explore the natural beauty and historic quality of the region, from vineyards to palaces. Be sure to request an automatic if you’re used to driving it, as most Italians drive stick shift. Of course, bike tours through Tuscany are a lovely alternative.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Early fall and late spring tend to be the best times to avoid crowds and still enjoy pleasant temperatures.

What people are saying about Tuscany

Very professionally run, lots of facts and history learnt and wine!!!!

We had the best time! The walk was beautiful and our guide taught us lots about the local plants, animals and the history of the trail and the local area!!! Great fun! The wine tasting was also brilliant fun. It was very efficient and everyone involved were fun and helpful. 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Siena: Half-day Guided Hike to Monteriggioni Reviewed by Timothy, 06/25/2019

Exhilarating Adventure around Florence and Chianti

We had an amazing few hours exploring the outskirts of Florence and the Chianti region with our drivers Hamid and Luca, both very knowledgeable and great company. This was definitely the best way to get a wonderful view of the city and then enjoy the Chianti countryside. We booked as passengers, with two drivers, and I strongly suggest this is the best way to enjoy the trip as driving yourself requires high competency on a Vespa and you then need to focus on the road and other drivers rather than be able to enjoy the scenery. Thanks to Hamid and Luca for a fantastic few hours and highly skilled driving and commentary.

3-Hour Panoramic Tour of Florence by Vespa Reviewed by Amanda, 06/25/2019

Very convenient way to see Florence and Pisa from the cruise ship

Very comfortable. Would have liked more time in each destination. Wish the guide could have stayed on the bus the entire trip rather than having to get off and go to bus behind us. Would suggest that the bus drop us off in front of entrance to Pisa gate and then go park the car in bus parking lot.

Loved our guide and skipping the main line!

Meeting spot is directly across from the museum, so very easy. Our guide, Francesca was friendly, energetic, and enjoyable. She made our short wait in line go quickly with introductions and the tour was very well designed to give us what we wanted most (Michaelangelo!), orient us to the rest, then turn us loose to enjoy what we wanted (for us it was the instruments gallery). She also gave us a great tip for our last day in Florence. We had wanted to see Galileo’s tomb in the church of Santa Croce but it looked like no tickets were available on line. She assured us we would be able to get in without a long line and tipped us off that it is the most beautiful interior of any church in Florence. Thanks to her we had a great visit to Santa Croce!

Enriched my visit and made it more memorable

Our guide (on June 16 11 am group 2 English tour) was lovely. She was friendly, smiling and laughing with us a lot, helpful with answering questions, and really knows her stuff! Her tour was thoughtful, interesting, and you can tell she’s passionate about art and art history. I learned so much and it made the visit so much richer, deeper, and more meaningful. It certainly made the visit more memorable and I will always keep with me that experience and what I learned. It really makes you appreciate even more the history and culture of Italy. I highly recommend it!