If you are planning to go on a trip to Tuscany you might be considering everything that this region has to offer and how to actually enjoy it at its best. However, Tuscany is so big and rich of resources that visiting every museum, see every landscape and try every restaurant is virtually impossible. Therefore, we strongly suggest you to take these tips into consideration before deciding what kind of holiday you want to experience.
Choose between town and country
If you are an art lover, particularly of the Renaissance, and you enjoy nice architecture Florence is probably the best place to base yourself. From here you can obviously enjoy Florence’s history and art, but also a lively nightlife, many shopping possibilities and a wide range of high-ranked restaurants. At the same time, from Florence you can easily reach other beautiful cities such as Siena, Lucca and Pisa by public transports.
On the other hand, if you cannot wait to have a relaxing trip and take a break from daily life, it is probably best to stay in the countryside. In this regard, you could opt for an agriturismo, where you would be part of the slow rhythm and the authentic atmosphere of tuscany’s countryside. Alternatively, if you desire comfort and luxury, in italy toscana you can rent many villas for you and your family.
With or without a car?
This is probably the main question that people ask themselves when booking a trip to Tuscany. As already mentioned, if you are more of a city traveller and you like to explore big towns you probably do not need a car. Everything can be reached by public transport and, if you are based in Florence you also have many day tours that you can join to visit nearby cities.
However, if you are more interested in the countryside and in the small towns and villages, which are harder to reach, renting a car might be a wise choice. Some people do not even need to stop often and simply enjoy the feeling of being on the road and observe the outstanding landscapes that rise in front of them. If you are one of those, you already know what to do.
When to go
Surprisingly enough, winter is actually a good period to go to Tuscany, since prices go down, queues for the main attraction decline and, most importantly, cities are more quiet. If you are looking for a romantic trip this may be your chance.
Spring and fall are probably the best times to visit Tuscany, since the weather is at its best (not too warm, not too cold) and the colours and scents of nature are very romantic. In addition, they are not as busy as summer.
In this regard, summer is definitely the worst period possible. Temperatures are high, which make something as simple as walking around extremely demanding and, most importantly, cities are insanely busy.