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Where to stay in Tuscany

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?

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Tuscany Itinerary

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

  1. Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
  2. Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa
  3. Piazza del Campo-Siena
  4. San Gimignano – Tuscany
  5. Chianti Vineyards – Siena 
  6. Cascate del Mulino – Grosseto
  7. Piazza Del Duomo – Pisa
  8. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  9. Terrazza Mascagni – Livorno
  10. Uffizi Gallery – Florence
  11. Castello di Verrazzano – Chianti
  12. Ponte Vecchio – Florence 
  13. Siena Cathedral – Siena 
  14. Statue of David – Florence 
  15. Guinigi Tower – Lucca
  16. Maremma Regional Park – Grosseto
  17. Galleria dell’Accademia – Florence 
  18. Pitti Palace – Florence 
  19. St Martin Cathedral – Lucca
  20. Palazzo Vecchio – Florence 
  21. Tower of Mangia – Siena

Italy Tuscany Itinerary

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.

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Florence

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.
 
One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.
 
The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

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

 

Pisa

Pisa is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli.
 
Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.

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

 

Siena

Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings.
 
The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. The city’s 17 historic “contrade” (districts) extend outward from the piazza.

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

Italy Tuscany Itinerary

 


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