Where is Tuscany?

Where is Tuscany and what is it like? Tuscany is a triangular shaped region in the heart of Italy. Tuscany borders Liguria and Emilia in the north, Marche and Umbria in the east, and Lazio to the south. The long stretch of coastline to the west borders the Thyrrenian sea and contains the...

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Best time to visit Tuscany

Tuscany has a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers balanced by cold winters. The southern coast has the milder climate, while the mountainous north is the cooler. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the Spring, and September to late October. Spring is one of the best times to visit Tuscany...

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Getting around Tuscany – Public Transport

Getting around in Tuscany is relatively easy, even without a car. Chances are there's a bus or train that can take you where you need to go. Bigger cities in the north of Tuscany are well connected with the train network, and Florence is at the centre of it, directly connected...

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Driving in Tuscany

If you're planning to stay in and around Florence, you're unlikely to need a car. But if you want to get a real feeling for Tuscany, a car is essential. It'll allow you to see the smaller towns, explore the region's hidden corners, and enjoy some of Italy's most scenic drives. Do I...

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Getting to and from Florence and Pisa airports

Everything you need to know about getting to and from Florence and Pisa airports in the region of Tuscany, Italy. Florence Peretola Airport to Florence city centre Florence airport is located 4 km. from the city centre, in Peretola, near the exit of the motorway A1 Firenze NORD. At the moment the...

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Practical tips for your trip

Practical tips and useful information about travelling in Tuscany. Everything you need to know before you set off. Electricity Italy operates on a 220 volt AC (50 cycle) system (equivalent to the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand), as opposed to the United States' 110 volts AC (60 cycle) system. You'll...

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Travel Money

Everything you need to know about travelling with Euro in Tuscany. Learn how far your travel money will go, where your cards will be accepted, and how much you can expect to pay for necessities. Money The currency in Italy is the Euro. Euro coins are issued in denominations of .01€, .02€, .05€, .10€, .20€,...

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Phones & Internet in Tuscany

Stay in touch with family and friends while you are in Tuscany, Italy, with these helpful hints. Time Zone Italy is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time International calls from Italy First dial 00 and then the country code (U.K. 44, Ireland 353, U.S. or Canada 1, Australia 61,...

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Useful numbers in Tuscany

A list of emergency and useful numbers for travellers in Tuscany. Emergency numbers: For these you don't need to dial any code before the number; Carabinieri (and European emergency number): 112 First Aid, Ambulance, air and mountain rescue: 118 State Police (including Road Police): 113 Fire Department: 115 Guardia di Finanza: 117...

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Culture in Tuscany – A Quick Guide

Want a bitesize look at culture in Tuscany? We hear you. There's a lot to see in Tuscany. Perhaps too much for the average visit. The Florentine Duomo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, San Gimignano. The Uffizi Gallery that's choc a bloc with painters like Botticelli and Michelangelo. But how exactly did Tuscany...

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