Holidays in Tuscany
Enjoy the sandy beaches and beautiful cities of Tuscany
This diverse region in central Italy is a fantastic destination year round for lovers of Italian cuisine and culture.
Enjoy the holiday of your dreams in Tuscany
The cities of Siena, Lucca, Pisa and San Gimignano offer modern Italian flair as well as a history that stretches back to ancient times. And from Tuscany it’s just a short trip to Elba or Sardinia. Beyond Tuscany’s rolling hills and streets lined with cypress trees, the Apennine Mountains are visible in the distance. The region’s diverse offerings allow you to combine cultural attractions with culinary delights and relaxing days at the beach. Whether you choose to soak up the sunshine at the beach, take a day trip to Florence, or enjoy a meal at a small trattoria in the countryside, in Tuscany you’ll find the best of what Italy has to offer.
Day trips in Tuscany
In addition to the region’s charming countryside with its famous wine regions such as Chianti, the cultural and artistic treasures of Tuscany’s cities also attract countless visitors. The region’s essential sights include the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, the Florence Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And an espresso or cappuccino in the centre of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also an experience that shouldn’t be missed. What’s more, while you’re travelling from one point to the next, you can enjoy the scenery on roads leading through picturesque vineyards.
Gourmet and active holidays
Tuscan cuisine is known for its simple but expertly prepared dishes. Nearly every recipe features the region’s excellent olive oil, and the local unsalted bread is served as an accompaniment to meals. The region’s most famous specialties include two outstanding meat dishes: bistecca alla fiorentina (Florentine-style steak) and coniglio al forno (roast rabbit). You’ll also find other classic Italian dishes in the region’s restaurants and markets, along with the famous local wines, including Chianti Classico and the noble Brunello. The pleasant waters on the long Tuscan coast are a popular destination for swimmers, surfers and divers. Fishing enthusiasts will also find numerous attractions, whether on the sea or in the countryside. Bicyclists can test their endurance on the region’s hilly terrain, and golfers can choose from a variety of picturesque courses. All you have to do is decide when to take the holiday of your dreams in Tuscany with the convenience of DB Autozug.
Last modified: 09.07.2012