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From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

Duration: 12 hours
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Discover the vineyards and medieval architecture of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa on a small-group or private full-day Chianti journey, with…

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Florence: Guided Cathedral Dome Climb with Timed-Entry

Duration: 1 hour
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Get the best views of Florence on a guided ascent to the Duomo’s cupola. Enjoy frescoes and stained-glass windows galore, and a maximum of 15 people…

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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

We were the only 2 on this tour so they called to change or cancel - we upgraded to add on Siena - so pleased we did. It’s a long day and you start at 0830 at the coach station out of town ( very easy to get to on tram) then visit walled cities, Siena, Saint Gimignano and stayed for a great lunch of cheeses, ham, bread pasta and wines. The wine is very well explained and the lunch was excellent but you see none of the process or cellars, Which was disappointing. Never the less I would recommend the tour. The guide was great and lots of free time in each city.

From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour Reviewed by Abigail, 10/13/2020

The walking tour was amazing! Eduardo gave us a great introduction into the history of Florence. He knew how to get and keep the attention of all of us (2 adults and one child) and managed well to include our son into the tour. Eduardo was very nice and we enjoyed the tour very much!

Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by , 10/09/2020

Our guide Laetizia was excellent. She had a great way of making the tour fun as well as educational. The tour includes academia and uffizi as well as a tour of the city where you can learn more about the key monuments .

Fabulous and very professional one hour show. Great selection that differs every evening. Well worth going and hearing the amazing singers also with a fabulous acoustic

Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts Reviewed by Abigail, 10/10/2020

Well worth the visit. Best to pay for a guide as we wouldn’t have found it as interesting otherwise. Edwardio was very informative and was fluent in English and Italian

Skip-the-Line Uffizi Tour Reviewed by Jill, 10/09/2020