Tuscany Travel Guide

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Florence

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5285,12065,1313

Pisa

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1473,4173,399

Lucca

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611,1605,130

Siena

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899,2730,171

San Gimignano

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407,1246,100

Montecatini Terme

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76,210,99

Livorno

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185,548,44

Volterra

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193,477,28

Arezzo

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87,243,50

Montepulciano

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90,264,61

Isola d' Elba

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90,268,6

Cortona

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97,225,53

Fiesole

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51,151,16

Montalcino

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94,341,17

Grosseto

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35,110,39

Barga

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23,66,2

Pienza

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76,264,20

Castiglioncello

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29,52,11

Castellina in Chianti

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29,85,24

Piombino

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28,40,0

Viareggio

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9,35,63

Pietrasanta

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17,50,19

Rosignano Solvay

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30,41,0

Monteriggioni

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33,115,22

Vinci

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34,58,12

Massa

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13,23,6

Massa Marittima

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22,48,15

Greve

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36,155,25

Marina di Pietrasanta

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29,44,33

Porto Ercole

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7,15,5

Isola del Giglio

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13,116,4

Carrara

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11,45,2

Porto Santo Stefano

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4,9,7

Montevarchi

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10,35,5

Orbetello

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7,11,16

Certaldo

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8,28,14

Prato

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31,58,19

Poggibonsi

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6,6,18

Forte dei Marmi

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8,23,41

Chianciano Terme

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5,0,77

Vada

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4,11,5

Sovana

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18,35,2

Pistoia

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7,61,29

Castiglione della Pescaia

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4,11,10

Bagno Vignoni

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9,29,1

Bagni di Lucca

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6,21,7

Suvereto

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34,81,5

Lido di Camaiore

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3,1,28

Empoli

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3,12,6

Borgo a Mozzano

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8,17,1

Follonica

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0,3,12

Castiglion Fiorentino

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13,14,8

Florence

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  • Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

    Florence Things to Do

    the famous Bell Tower was started by Giotto in 1334 but he dies in 1337 and the tower was finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359 and has a measurements of 84.7 metres tall and approximately 15 metres in breadth and has 444 steps to the top (with a separate entrance area from the Cathedral). It has many sculptural decorations and the same...

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  • Hotel David

    Florence Hotels

    We have stayed with this establishment many times. Initially, it was because they have free parking...

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  • Trattoria ZaZa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Florence Restaurants

    I first visited Florence in 2006 and ate at Za/'Za because, according to my guidebook, this trattoria was one of the best for value. And I have to say I agreed. I always passed it on my way back to my hotel, and every time I did so it was full of both visitors and (more importantly) Italians. The latter is my point-of-judgement; if the locals use...

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Pisa

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  • The Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pisa Things to Do

    The Cattedrale di Pisa is supposed to be the star attraction of the Piazza Dei Duomo but it is eclipsed by it's more famous bell tower, the campanile (the leaning tower of Pisa) that made the city famous around the world. This huge cathedral was started 1064 but was finished in 1093 and designed by Architect Buschetto into the Pisan Romanesque...

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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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  • La Buca

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pisa Restaurants

    Vuole mangiare, mentre a Pisa? Hungry while walking around Pisa? Most people get this desire for food after walking the walk at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 294 steps up and then down, burns off more calories than you care to, and with all the wonderful aromas of Italian kitchens in full fury of food preparation, a stop at a Trattoria, that is also a...

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Lucca

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  • City walls

    Lucca Things to Do

    The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the walls were demilitarized, and since that acted as a public walkway. What a great idea  The access to the city was secured by several fortified...

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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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  • Piazza Cittadella

    Lucca Local Customs

    Except Piazza Anfiteatro (Amphitheater Square) in Lucca there is also Piazza Cittadella (Fortress Square), which are somewhat unusual names for squares. In Italy there are many cities where there are homonymous names for squares (such as Piazza Maggiore, Piazza dela Erba, Piazza della Signoria) but I don't know another city with such names for the...

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Siena

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  • Piazza del Campo

    5 out of 5 stars

    Siena Things to Do

    I know I'm not the first person to write a tip on the Piazza and I'm not sure I can add anything more to make this a worthwhile tip to read than what you may have already read from the other VTers. First of all, if you go to Siena, you have to go to the Piazza del Campo. It is larger than life! You can look at all the photos you possibly can but to...

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  • Pensione Palazzo Ravizza

    Siena Hotels

    Out of the five hotels we stayed at in Italy, this was by far our favorite. Large rooms and...

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  • Firenze to Siena by Bus

    Siena Transportation

    Take the SITA bus (the bus station is located across the street from Santa Maria Novella train station). 1.20 hours to Piazza Garibaldi which is a easy walk to any of the city's attractions (if you take the train you will have a much longer walk to the center of Siena).

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San Gimignano

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Montecatini Terme

Livorno

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  • Terrazza Mascagni

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Residenza Santa Cecilia

    Livorno Hotels

    Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 129, San Vincenzo, 57027, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • To Corse and Sardenia

    Livorno Transportation

    Livorno is the best place to reach Corse island and Sardenia ..It takes 4 hours to reach Bastia in Corse...You can reach also Golfo Aranji in Sardenia daily ..

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Volterra

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  • See the Interior of the Cathedral

    Volterra Things to Do

    The church is a simple nave and aisles. The upper inner surfaces of the nave are alternating strips of white and black marble. The columns are of pink marble. Behind the altar is a fine work by Mino da Fiesoli. The outside of the nave facing the Pal. dei Priori js faced withblacy and white marble.

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  • Hotel Etruria

    Volterra Hotels

    Right in the heart of Volterra, in the main street full of shops, restaurants bars and tourists....

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  • The Main Floor of the Pal. dei Priori Is...

    Volterra Things to Do

    The first floor of the Pal. dei Priori contains two large meeting rooms. The main one is named the Sala del Consiglio. It is the council chamber and also ihas a groin vault. On one wall is an Annunciation created in the 13C. In the stair well going to the next floor there is a fine crucifixion. In the upper two floors are a fine 14-17C gallery of...

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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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Montepulciano

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Isola d' Elba

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  • The village of Poggio #3

    Isola d' Elba Things to Do

    Interior of the church in the village of Poggio. I forgot to make notes, but this is presumably the church of San Niccolo, which is said to be an example of a fortified church. But as you can see I've only retained this photograph of the interior here.

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  • Hotel Danila

    Isola d' Elba Hotels

    We stayed at this fantastically located 3 star hotel in May this year. Only a short drive away from...

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  • The village of Poggio #2

    Isola d' Elba Things to Do

    View on Mount Capanne from the village of Poggio. The mountain is the highest point on the entire island and reaches just above 1,000 meters. They say that from the top you can enjoy an excellent view of the Etruscan coast and maybe even catch a glimpse of Corsica, located at a distance of 50 kilometers.

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Cortona

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  • Republic Square.

    Cortona Things to Do

    Buy your bus ticket at the gift shop., return journey down the mountain.-- Cortona town hall is from the 13 century has a big clock tower, Republic square is only small but charming. The clock tower can be seen in my other picture..

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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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  • Town wall

    Cortona Things to Do

    There is an old town wall round Cortona.,looking down to Lake Trasimento.--, when built there were 4 gateways. Wall was 3km long Said to be unusually large walls.for the situation.

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Fiesole

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  • `Le Bastiere'

    Fiesole Off The Beaten Path

    One of the country houses - effectively an old farm* - where we as students used to live in. This one was in the most beautiful setting, but had no heating. Slawek from Poland survived an entire winter here, cutting firewood with an axe, and finding it hard to get the room termperature above 14 degrees. The whole place was marked by the peasants...

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  • Pensione Bencista

    Fiesole Hotels

    Via Benedetto da Maiano 4, Fiesole, 50014, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • 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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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

    CastelloBanfi Il Borgo, Luxury Retreat in Montalcino Italy Growing up as a devoted history lover, I...

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  • Postage Stamps

    Montalcino Shopping

    I enjoy sending postcards while on travel. Finding postcards are relatively easy. Finding a post office, not so much. Buying stamps is sometimes tough. If you need postage for your postcards, you can buy stamps at the tobacco (tabacchi) shop.

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Grosseto

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  • Local Culture and Architecture

    Grosseto Things to Do

    The old town area behind the walls is active and a some buildings date back 700 year. The Francesco church is form 1200, and was given to the town by Benedictine Friars. The church has gone through many renovations, and fires, and the bell tower struck by lightening and rebuilt in 1950's. The palace is from Aldobrandeschi family era from 1100's....

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  • Razza del Casalone

    Grosseto Hotels

    Excellent location right at the city limits of the town and only 3 miles to the old part of the...

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  • Medicean Fortress

    Grosseto Things to Do

    Civic Museum inside-walk the grounds. It is a nice walk around to get the feel for what the fort was like on layout. The fortress is in the middle of the historic area of the city, and really in the middle of the city. The fort area has been a protection area back before 1151 when the Aldobrandeschi family took control of this region. They lost out...

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