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Golf Course, Castiglion Del Bosco, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy


Be sure to visit for the beautiful landscapes, exquisite food and wine, artistic legacy and World Heritage Sites.

There are many reasons why visitors come to Tuscany and arguably there is something for everyone. Diversity reigns supreme as it’s possible to travel from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, passing coastal plains, vineyards, sculptural cypress trees and dramatically-sited hill towns.

Ponte Vecchio, Arno River, Florence, Italy
Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Where to go

There is a lot to see and do, the difficulty is really knowing where to start. Certainly, we would recommend you started with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The list of ‘città di arte’ can be a little overwhelming: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking. Our Travel Experts can advise you on a tailored tour to suit your interests.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Wine Tasting Tour

Visit one of the many vineyards in this region, famous for its delicious wines.

Self Drive through Tuscany

Explore the incredibly beautiful landscapes that have inspired many Renaissance artists.

The Renaissance

Tuscany is an artistic powerhouse with painters, sculptors and architects creating world-class masterpieces. Spend time exploring Renaissance cities such as Florence, Siena and Lucca.


Explore the medieval walled town of Siena, home to the world-famous Palio.

Tuscan Countryside

Rent a car and explore the Tuscan countryside at your own pace.

Relax at the Beach

The Tuscan coastline offers some fabulous, clean and swimmable beaches. End a tour of Tuscany with some relaxation at the beach in Maremma.


Soak up the romance of Florence, with its Renaissance art galleries and museums.

Need Inspiration?
Browse our Italy holiday ideas.

Our Italy experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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