Top attractions in Tuscany
Our most recommended things to do in Tuscany
1. San Gimignano Wine Etiquette Course with Tasting & Appetizer
Whether you're a wine novice or an expert, enjoy this wine tasting in an authentic Tuscan winery. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the staff for a short walking tour through the historic structure. Engage in topics drawn from modern etiquette with wine, where you can learn the correct posture and how to set a formal table, the glass etiquette, and how to select a wine for the occasion, whatever it may be. Indulge in a verticle wine tasting of 13 different Tuscan wines including personal reserves with vintage 1996-1997 and limited editions. As you sip, learn about the different areas of the winemaking region, and discover professional wine tasting techniques. The range of Tuscan wines will be paired alongside a range of local gourmet products, depending on the option you booked. Taste cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, white truffle or hot pepper flavored olive oil, and sele...
2. Florence: Uffizi Gallery and City Walking Tour
Start your day with a two-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a brief overview of its history and how it came to be a gallery from your local guide. See and learn about the paintings of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo. Listen in fascination to your guide as they tell you about the secrets, legends, and interesting facts behind the many paintings on display in the gallery. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Later in the afternoon, meet your guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start your walking tour. Discover the history of this Renaissance city and how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the whole of Europe. Begin in Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before walking straight to the Pi...
3. Afternoon Tour of the Chianti Wine Region in Tuscany
Not far from Florence you’ll find Chianti, famous for both its wine and beautiful countryside – and there is no better way to experience the beauty of Chianti than by taking our guided deluxe van tour. Having been picked up from your hotel in Florence in the early afternoon, your driver tour escort will whisk you away to the winding roads and rolling hills of Chianti, considered to be some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany. For centuries these hills were used as battlefields for wars between Siena and Florence, but now they are used simply to make Chianti Classico, one of the best wines Italy has to offer. As you travel the stunning countryside, take in information about art, history, wine, food, and local traditions from your officially-licensed guide.You will have your first chance to taste some of the local product during a visit to Greve in Chianti, a charming, quiet town...
4. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket
Discover masterpieces of art at one of Italy (and the world’s) greatest art museums, and enjoy priority entrance at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Marvel at Italian Renaissance art by some of the greatest artists of all times. See paintings by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and others. Go to the gallery’s most renowned room to see the stunning collection by Botticelli. Admire his “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” and reflect upon his representation of the birth of the goddess as she emerges from the sea foam. Escape the hassle and hurry of organized group tours, and explore at your own pace. You are free to stay inside the museum for as long as you like.
This was one of the most memorable experiences. It was great to be able to walk through the Gallery on our own without the structure of a tour guide. This way everything was flexible and we could choose the areas and artists we wanted to see. We will definitely go back, it's a lot to see and not possible to see it all in one day. We love it!!! Incredible Place!!!
5. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour
The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the oldest museum in the world, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari, but originally had a different purpose. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. The great industries of Florence such as wool, silk, and banking had a huge influence on the politics in Florence. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals he decided to collect the rest of them in one single building and give an office to each of them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. Cosimo's idea was to keep his eyes and ears on all of them. After Cosimo's death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of art works and made the Uffizi his private museum. In this tour Uffizi tour with a profess...
The tour was fantastic! There is so much to see in the Uffizi that having a guide really helped me focus on extraordinary pieces snd take a perspective on them that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Dhe answered all sorts of questions.
6. Uffizi Gallery: Tour
Enjoy skip-the-line entry and meet your guide for a tour of the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. This is a unique experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Florence. Visit one of the most beautiful museums in the world with your expert local guide, who will share the stories behind the main masterpieces in the gallery. Learn about the development of Italian art throughout the centuries and marvel at well-known paintings by masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and many others. You will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the greatest paintings spanning from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. After your tour, take the time to explore the museum at your own pace.
7. Florence Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket
Take in the sights of Florence over 24, 48 or 72 hours from the top of an open-top double-decker tour bus. You can choose the places to visit and the things to see as you travel in comfort and convenience. Learn about the city’s past from the multilingual audio commentary available on board. You can hop on or off at any of the stops on all 2 lines with your ticket. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River and is known for its role in the development of art and architecture during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The city’s museums, churches, and palaces house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 1 Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore (to substitute Stop 1 Stazione, Via Fiume 8-10) Stop 2 Libertà Stop 3 Donatello Stop 4 Beccaria Stop 5 Santa Croce Stop 6 T...
Only 1 route was available. Unfortunately the buses weren’t allowed to run in parts of the ok’d town so some of the major sights were missing. I took the bus about 12 years ago and there seemed to be more historic information
8. Reserved Entrance to Leaning Tower of Pisa & Cathedral
Climb up the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa with this convenient timed entrance ticket. Skip the long lines at the ticket office and go directly to the tower at your reserved time slot for a stress-free visit to the Leaning Tower, located in Piazza del Duomo next to the 11th-century Cathedral and the Baptistery. Walk past the notoriously long queues and admire both the tower and the cathedral at your own pace. The Tower is the third oldest structure in Piazza del Duomo after the cathedral and the baptistery. The construction of the tower started in 1172 and took place in three stages over a span of 199 years. In 1987, the tower was declared part of the Piazza del Duomo UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring cathedral, baptistery, and cemetery.
easy to use tickets, simply turned up, put rucksack in free storage, had my ticket scanned at pisa tower then away on the tour, easy and good overall
9. Uffizi Gallery: Small Group Tour
Escape the herds of tourists and explore the world’s oldest museum, the Uffizi Gallery, in a small and intimate group. Start the tour with priority skip-the-line entry, and immerse yourself in one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance artworks. Explore the gallery’s many rooms filled with priceless artworks dating back over the centuries and listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes. Admire some of the most incredible masterpieces ever created, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, and Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, just to name a few. Learn from your experienced guide how to understand and appreciate the arts on a profound level, and engage in thought-provoking conversation about the meaning behind the artworks.
The company was extremely helpful when I had difficulty finding the meeting place. Someone walked out and found me! The tour guide was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He gave everyone a good sense between the different artistic eras. Plus, he shared iconic stories about each artist and the subject of the art. I highly rate this company for the Small Group Uffize Tour.
10. Florence: Palazzo Vecchio Entrance Ticket & Audioguide
Palazzo Vecchio is the heart of Florence. Built in 1299 to house the leaders of the medieval city it is the symbol of the city’s history. The golden age of Palazzo Vecchio began when the Medici family decided to turn it into a real palace, making it the family residence. During your visit, you’ll be able to admire the architecture of the palazzo, and its sculptures and paintings, and learn about its rich and complex history over the centuries. Your 2-hour visit to the Palazzo Vecchio will be enhanced with a multimedia guide in the form of a 7-inch tablet that provides fascinating audio-video narration with images in high definition and spectacular 3D re-creations.
La visita e tutti i servizi (per esempio audioguida) erano buonissimi. Raccomando a tutti!
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Tuscany?
Tuscany is not a region to visit for the weekend. Plan to spend 1-3 days in Florence, Siena and Pisa each, then drive to the coast and take a ferry to one of the islands for the beaches. After 10 days in Tuscany, you’ll really be feeling la dolce vita.
What to wear?
Wear layers, as the sun is hot during the day and it can get quite cool in the evenings. You should be comfortable and casual; this is the countryside after all. Pack light—one formal dress or shirt is enough.
How to get around Tuscany?
Only renting a car will give you the full ability to explore the natural beauty and historic quality of the region, from vineyards to palaces. Be sure to request an automatic if you’re used to driving it, as most Italians drive stick shift. Of course, bike tours through Tuscany are a lovely alternative.
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- Early fall and late spring tend to be the best times to avoid crowds and still enjoy pleasant temperatures.
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What people are saying about Tuscany
Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!
It was an amazing experience. Our driver was awesome. The wineries were beautiful. Great photo ops. The wines were great. Highly recommend this tour. Met wonderful people in the tour
We’ve had a lovely day in the kitchen, it was just my friend and me so we could get the full experience. I can definitely recommend the course, we will be back for sure!!
Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.
Very well narrated tour and beautiful Chappella and Crypte