There are many reasons why I love Italy; the people the pizza and the piazzas. Italian life often involves around family, and a lot of the time in Italian villages and towns the piazza is the local meeting point. But where should you stay in Tuscany?
The piazza is the hub of urban life and she’s were both locals and tourists today when visiting Italy come to relax or a cappuccino or people watch from their seat. You will of course also find the elderly local men here playing card games and smoking a cigar.
Many come to the region in search of fine art, others to explore the incredible countryside views. You need to head to Tuscany if you love food and wine, so gourmets and wine buffs are right at home in Tuscany.
Hikers can enjoy mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands.
But where is the best place to stay in Tuscany?
How to get to Tuscany
Tuscany is accessible from the UK through many many major airports in the country including London, Birmingham and Manchester. Flights from London Luton to Pisa cost around £80 return or if you have a little bit more money in your budget you could fly from London to Florence for around £120.
I would highly recommend a road trip around Tuscany taking in many of the regions best most additional villages and towns that the country has to offer. The region is famous all across the world for offering such a varied wide expanse of culture adventure and cuisine. We usually hire a car for the duration of the trip, so we can explore lesser known towns and villages, which aren’t accessible via train or bus.
Top 21 Things to do in Tuscany
- Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
- Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa
- Piazza del Campo-Siena
- San Gimignano – Tuscany
- Chianti Vineyards – Siena
- Cascate del Mulino – Grosseto
- Piazza Del Duomo – Pisa
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
- Terrazza Mascagni – Livorno
- Uffizi Gallery – Florence
- Castello di Verrazzano – Chianti
- Ponte Vecchio – Florence
- Siena Cathedral – Siena
- Statue of David – Florence
- Guinigi Tower – Lucca
- Maremma Regional Park – Grosseto
- Galleria dell’Accademia – Florence
- Pitti Palace – Florence
- St Martin Cathedral – Lucca
- Palazzo Vecchio – Florence
- Tower of Mangia – Siena
Where to stay in Tuscany
During your Tuscany itinerary, you also need to find Tuscany accommodation, whether its a hotel, B&B or apartments.
Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy and around the world given its beauty and tradition of hospitality.
In larger cities such as Florence, Siena and Pisa, hotels are often the main choice for anyone visiting the city. However, bed and breakfasts have become more popular, and apartments even more so, especially with the rise of Airbnb.
The Tuscan countryside is dotted with farmhouses and cottages converted into holiday homes, perfect for anyone who wants to combine the charm of country life with close proximity to the “art” cities.
Just remember that having a car available, in this case, is crucial. Villas, castles and resorts, often quite luxurious and full of history, offer larger rooms to host events or simply enjoy a luxury getaway.
Hotel Torre Guelfa Palazzo Acciaiuoli Florence – £89 – BOOK NOW
Residenza Conte di Cavour & Rooftop Florence – £90 – BOOK NOW
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio Florence – £83 – BOOK NOW
Mh Florence Hotel & Spa Florence – £65 – BOOK NOW
Grand Hotel Duomo Pisa – £61 – BOOK NOW
AwesHome Hanging Gardens Pisa – £50 – BOOK NOW
Hotel Bologna Pisa – £65 – BOOK NOW
Hotel Relais Dell’Orologio Pisa – £47 – BOOK NOW
Hotel Athena Siena – £51 per night – BOOK NOW
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione Siena – £150 per night – BOOK NOW
Hotel Palazzo di Valli Siena – £60 per night – BOOK NOW
Hotel Garden Siena – £40 per night – BOOK NOW
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