Tuscany

No one goes to Tuscany just once: this land, carpeted with cypress-studded hills and dotted with romantic cities such as Florence and Siena, weaves centuries of history with unmatchable Italian hospitality, drawing you back time after time.

This region in central Italy is postcard material.

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

View to
the hills

Calm
surroundings

When to go

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.

How to get there

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.

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