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Tuscany at a Glance

Tuscany is one of Italy's loveliest regions home to Siena, Pisa, Florence and genuinely bucolic countryside. While in Tuscany, admire the world class collections of ancient and Renaissance era art in the cities and breath in the scented air in the agriculturally rich countryside.

Tuscany is famous for its local cuisine and Tuscan cooks are obsessed with freshness. Some of Italy's finest wines are grown here and can be enjoyed with plates of homemade pasta, seared wild boar, perfectly ripened vegetables and creative fish stews. If you are traveling for the food, Tuscany is an excellent destination. 

Tuscan landscapes are some of the world's most beloved. Rolling vineyards, fields of ripe produce, olive orchards and fruit trees are richly productive in this region. The landscape rolls all the way to the sea where islands, cliffs and mountains await. Whether you decide for a rural based vacation filled with vineyard tours and hiking trips or if you opt for the grand architecture and priceless art of its cites, Tuscany is sure to impress.  

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High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Pisa Centrale
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Tuscany has very hot summers and afternoon showers and sudden thunderstorms do occur. In winter the clouds roll in and the weather becomes chilly and wet. 

      Safety Concerns Exercise common sense safety precautions while in Tuscany. Keep valuables out of sight, avoid leaving bags on the seats of your car and keep yourself in safe, well-lit areas at night. 

      Health Concerns: Tuscany has good public health and clean drinking water.