Explore the market town of Greve and the square of Siena and San Gimignano, then pop into a local winery to learn about the local sangiovese grapes.
Tantalising Tasting Times at Vineyards on a Private Tour of Tuscany
Have some tantalising tasting times when visiting vineyards on a private tour of Tuscany. However it is not all lushish vineyards, it is a city of significant historical landmarks, architecture, natural landscapes and sandy beaches.
There is something for every type of holiday you can think of:
Mountains for the energetic to climb, Architecture for the budding designer, city tours of museums, galleries and landmarks for the historian, Vineyards for the amateur wine taster and beaches for the sun worshippers.
One of the most quirky and visited Towers in the World is found in the city of Pisa in the province of Tuscany, due to the fact that it is ‘leaning’ to one side and for a bit of trivial information it is not the only building in Pisa that leans!
The language spoken in Italy today originated from Tuscany; the Italian spoken today is based on the dialect spoken by the people of Tuscany dating back to the Renaissance period.
On Sightseeing Tours of Tuscany, See the Most Fabulous Landmarks or on a Private Tour Take a Trip to the Stunning Island of Elba
There are many interesting and trivial facts about Tuscany.
For instance, the original story about a puppet who wanted to be a ‘real boy’ - Pinocchio was written by Carlo Collodi a native of Tuscany.
There are more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany than in Australia or South Africa.
Tuscany also has a reputation for being Italy’s Hollywood because so many movies and tv series have been filmed here.
The beautiful island of Elba is also part of Tuscany’s province. This idyllic island is full of history with its most famous claim to fame being the island that French Emperor Napoleon was exiled to in 1814.
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Travel Tips for Tuscany
The best time to visit Tuscany will all depend on your preferences; If it is a sun-soaked holiday beside the pool or on the beach then anytime during the summer months is for you. If you are more interested in sightseeing or want to do more activities then April, May, September and early October are better-suited weather wise. Those months are also ideal months for going on private tours as they are less crowded and cheaper.
The prices of food, drink and accommodation may vary slightly within Italy, but there are always good places to find that are reasonable. On average you are looking at a B&B for one night for around 22Euro offseason and 40Euro peak season. There are lots of small restaurants the will do great deals for early bird meals. For private tours, the prices again will vary depending on the time of the year you are looking to go on one.
Always do good research on the destination you are travelling to and book any private tour you can before travelling. Keep all valuables in a safe place and only carry enough money to do you for the day. When carrying money be aware of pickpockets, it does not matter what country you are in; they are everywhere. Drink bottled water to be on the safe side and always check that the cap is sealed before opening it. Never walk alone at night in dark streets.
Italy has a typical Mediterranean climate which means that it is cool in the winter with a good bit of rainfall. The northern mountainous areas have snowfalls that can be extreme during January. In Southern Italy however, the temperature rarely drops to freezing in the winter. The summer months are very hot with temperatures rising to 32-degree Celsius or higher. Spring and Autumn's months have lovely warm days and chilly nights.
We Realize That Many People Choose to Visit the Region Mainly for Its Wine, and That Is Why We Have This Superb Fully Customized Private Tuscany Wine Tour for You to Enjoy.
In this Half-Day Pisa and Chianti Tour, you will get to meet other visitors to the city and spend time with them as you learn all about Pisa and then the famous wine region.