Tuscany Travel Guide

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Tuscany Highlights

  • Pro
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    maritagnes says…

     The views, the tastes, the smells....and friendly people 

  • Con
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    rubbersoul75 says…

     some places are over touristed 

  • In a nutshell
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    newwoman says…

     Countryside - villas, hills. beautiful small cities, food wine. friendly people speaking pure italian. 

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Florence

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5035,11002,915

Pisa

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1419,3977,112

Lucca

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566,1473,129

Siena

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897,2705,170

San Gimignano

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405,1247,100

Montecatini Terme

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44,96,99

Volterra

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192,473,28

Livorno

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162,515,27

Arezzo

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87,242,50

Cortona

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93,221,53

Montalcino

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92,337,17

Isola d' Elba

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77,241,6

Montepulciano

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90,264,61

Pienza

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76,264,20

Fiesole

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51,148,16

Barga

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23,66,2

Piombino

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21,31,0

Grosseto

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35,110,39

Castiglioncello

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29,52,11

Castellina in Chianti

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25,77,24

Monteriggioni

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33,115,22

Viareggio

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8,35,65

Greve

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32,132,25

Pietrasanta

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17,50,19

Chianciano Terme

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5,0,76

Vinci

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31,55,12

Marina di Pietrasanta

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29,44,33

Rosignano Solvay

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30,41,0

Bagno Vignoni

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8,27,1

Prato

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31,58,19

Orbetello

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7,11,16

Forte dei Marmi

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8,25,41

Porto Ercole

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7,15,5

Radda in Chianti

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7,16,30

Certaldo

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8,28,14

Carrara

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11,45,2

Saturnia

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5,39,5

Poggibonsi

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6,6,18

Lido di Camaiore

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3,1,28

Bagni di Lucca

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6,21,7

Talamone

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9,29,5

Sovana

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18,35,2

Massa Marittima

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22,48,15

Massa

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13,23,6

Montevarchi

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6,30,5

Isola del Giglio

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13,116,4

Empoli

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3,12,6

Borgo a Mozzano

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8,17,1

Porto Santo Stefano

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4,9,7

Pescia

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5,22,7

Sansepolcro

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0,5,8

Pistoia

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7,58,29

Castiglion Fiorentino

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12,14,8

Florence

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Pisa

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  • The Tower

    Pisa Things to Do

    Everyone knows The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the tower is a freestanding bell tower , or Campanile , which like the Duomo in the Campo dei Miracoli , the wonders of the field Designer of the tower was probably Diotisalvi, the original intention was to build a vertical tower but shortly after the start of construction in 1173, the building began to...

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  • Bologna Hotel Pisa

    Pisa Hotels

    This is a gentle warning to anyone using a vehicle on the road at the front of the hotel, who is not...

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  • Live music

    Pisa Nightlife

    If you plan to stop over in Pisa check out the Theatro Verdi. An impressive old Theatre and Opera House dating from 1865-67. Performances of opera, dance, music and plays. There is also a nice little cafe bar which is open during the day. Although the box seats are not very comfortable, the acoustics and productions are good. Dress code seems to...

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Lucca

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  • City walls

    Lucca Things to Do

    You can jog, walk our cycle it, However you decide to do, make it top of your list. The best way to see the city is to do a circut of these perfectly intact medieval walls. Its Ideal for families with children as the ramparts are dotted with picnic spots and playparks and the tree-lined promenades are pefect to people watch during the eveing...

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  • Alla Corte degli Angeli

    Lucca Hotels

    it's beautiful, each room is different, if you really want to feel like you are on the set of "...

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  • Quad Biking in Tuscany

    Lucca Sports & Outdoors

    Unforgettable quad bike experience in some of the most stunning countryside Tuscany has to offer.Lucca Quad offers the ultimate experience in Quad Biking through the tranquil treks of the Apennine Mountains. A 1 hour excursion accompanied by Lucca Quad’s professional guides. Take and awesome journey through woodland tracks, streams and hills…an...

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Siena

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  • Piazza del Campo

    Siena Things to Do

    This fountain - a pool with water pouring into it from a pipe - looks a very useful Piazza addition for the pigeons....but people always like a water feature so heres a rather elegant one for people to come and admire or sit near and listen to the relaxing sound of trickling water. (there are toilets handy lol)

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  • Villa Elda

    Siena Hotels

    We stayed at the hotel around Chrismas. The usual rates of about 190 Euro where reduced to 80 Euro....

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  • S.Galgano Abbey

    Siena Off The Beaten Path

    Really exists only one sword in the stone, all over the world. It's S.Galgano's sword. We find it in Tuscany, between Monticiano (Siena) and Chiusdino, near the wonderful ruins of an impressive Abbey without roof with a meadow of green grass as floor and one sword in the stone. A lot of Britan carried in Tuscany.The sword also seems to be...

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San Gimignano

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Montecatini Terme

Volterra

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Livorno

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  • Terrazza Mascagni

    Livorno Things to Do

    Further along the coast from the Scoglio della Regina and a modern day "beach" complex, the Terrazza Mascagni sprouts out from a patch of wasteground, and at first seems underwhelming. But, as it turns the corner, the checkboard terrace suddenly becomes impressive. Behind it, there is a park with various monuments like a bandstand, and the Grand...

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  • Hotel Europa

    Livorno Hotels

    this is a place YOU DON'T WANNA GO! This is in the street where most Nigerian prostitutes...

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  • Livorno thiefs target foreign turists

    Livorno Warnings and Dangers

    Hi,We have to report that ;1/ thiefs are monitoring the central parkings for cars with foreign license platesWe were followed in the morning by a someone faking to be a student.So ... please be very carefull when driving a car with non-italian license plate and parking the car in a central parking location.2/ thiefs are monitoring the central place...

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Arezzo

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  • Wonderful Tuscan Food

    Arezzo Restaurants

    Located on a small side street in Arezzo, Antica Osteria L'Agania serves traditional, delicious Tuscan food. The restaurant's exterior is very romantic and Mediterranean since it's covered in ivy, green shutters, and some old lanterns. The restaurant itself is not very big, but contains enough seats for a small crowd. The interior is dark red and...

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  • Residence La Ferriera

    Arezzo Hotels

    It is good IF one does not have to pay the RCI Half-Board of Euros 740 for two. The food is not...

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  • Piazza Grande

    Arezzo Things to Do

    Piazza Grande is Arezzo's main square. Because of how the city is situated, the square is not level. Piazza Grande holds many old buildings (like the Pieve di Santa Maria), which date from the 14th century. It also contains the Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici and its clock tower. Some of these buildings proudly display many coat of arms. It's a...

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Cortona

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  • Bus up the hill.

    Cortona Transportation

    Camucia is at the bottom of the mountain, Cortona is 3km up. There is a bus, buy ticket at shops before boarding. There are hotels in Cortona , you still have to bus or taxi up and down to station. So i found it better to stay in Camucia, easier on leaving. Camucia is the nearest to Cortona of the two named Cortona

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  • Relais La Corte dei Papi

    Cortona Hotels

    My husband and I spent a week at this beautiful and charming inn. The accommodations were first...

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  • Unbelievable Gelato, Chocolates and...

    Cortona Restaurants

    Cocoa is the celebrated gelato/dessert place in Cortona. It's tucked off on a side street with a small sign. You could walk past it without even noticing it except for an ice cream cone statue outside of the door. The shop is small but packed with a large variety of home made gelatos, pastry, candies and chocolates. The owner is a friend of Liz's...

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Montalcino

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  • Friendly with delicious food

    Montalcino Restaurants

    The food was all done to perfection. We put Osteria al Giardino down as one of our “finds” and we’ll come back. The chef came out and chatted and as we left, he introduced his wife and newborn baby. All in all . . . a great Tuscan experience!Their speciality is local food with local ingredients . . . delicious and very reasonable in...

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  • Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

    Montalcino Hotels

    Montalcino, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Tipping

    Montalcino Restaurants

    In Italy, you do not really leave a tip. If you choose to do so, it's a matter of rounding up a euro or two at the most. Most restaurants basically collect a "tip" in their cover charge which could be a "using table" charge or by charging you for the bread they bring to the table. Some restaurants flat out have a convenience charge of €5.00.

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Isola d' Elba

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Montepulciano

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Pienza

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Fiesole

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  • summer swimming

    Fiesole Off The Beaten Path

    Summers are hot, outdoor swimming pools are expensive and dirty (I remember reading a newspaper review where the number of people confessing to peeing in them was unholy). You can go to Campomigliaio, and swim under the bridge, or into the Apennini north of the Mugello (some famous waterfalls at Acquachetta, i also tried one or two other places on...

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  • Villa San Michele

    Fiesole Hotels

    Via Doccia, 4, Fiesole, Tuscany, 50014, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • James Kaye's house

    Fiesole Off The Beaten Path

    Beautiful location just off the small road between Settignano and Compiobbi. Actually, it was easiest to roll all the way down from from the Castel di Poggio bifurcation, past Montebeni and the canile, through the pine forest, out again into the fields, and then down the dirt track on the left.James lived like an ascetic, I remember being shocked...

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