Ever since the Etruscans dropped by to party and stayed, Tuscany has seduced. The Romans stocked their grain silos here, Christians walked stages of a medieval pilgrimage route, and Napoleon plundered art (and suffered terribly in exile in a beautiful neoclassical villa with fig trees and sea view on the paradisiacal island of Elba). Florence's historic churches and monuments were a key stop for British aristocrats on the Grand Tour in the 19th century – and
remain so. And at sundown when the River Arno turns pink, whether you like things old-fashioned and simple or boutique chic, know that this handsome city will oblige.
No land is more caught up with the fruits of its fertile earth than Tuscany, a gourmet destination whose residents spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about, discussing and consuming food and wine. Local, seasonal and sustainable is the Holy Trinity and Tuscans share enormous pride in the quality of their produce. Tuscan travel is grassroots: from wineries to taste blockbuster wines like Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano; to a family-run pastificio tradizionale where artisan pasta is cut by hand; and road trips in quest of the best bistecca alla fiorentina (chargrilled T-bone steak). Buon appetito!
Walk or biking
distance to a small village
Max 1,5 hour
from an airport
If you want the convenience of peak season but with pleasant weather then April, May, June, September and October are the best months. July and August are perfect for hanging out at your country estate by the pool, but less for sightseeing in the middle of the day in town.
Tuscany is easy to travel to. There are flights to the international airports of Pisa and Florence from the biggest UK cities, London, Birmingham, Manchester, all year long.
August makes a lot of sense for me and my family. I go to both ski and beach holidays every year and could not decide whether I should get a summer house or a flat in the Alps. Now I’ll get both!
Considered the birthplace of the renaissance, Tuscany is blessed with a collection of historic buildings, cultural landmarks, world class art, and seven World Heritage Sites.
The Chianti area between Florence and Siena is full of celebrated vineyards. The rolling hills are tightly packed with vines and there are infinite opportunities for wine tasting.
Few destinations in the world are more synonymous with gastronomy than Tuscany. Rich olive oil, crusty breads, Pecorino cheeses are just a few of the delicious Tuscan flavours that you’ll experience.
Tuscany has some of Italy’s finest golf courses. With over 10 stunning golf courses, Tuscany is full of golf clubs and practice fields ideal for all fans of this wonderful sport.
From water sports to hiking, biking or horse riding, Tuscany is the perfect balance between relaxation, discovery and sports.
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