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Where is Tuscany and how to get to Tuscany


October 2018

Everyone knows about Tuscany: food, wine, sweet hills, art cities, charming villages and stunning landscapes are postcards very well impressed in our minds. Moreover, Tuscany is the cradle of Italian culture: Great poets like Dante and Boccaccio, masters of Italian paintings as Botticelli, Donatello and Duccio di Boninsegna, genius like Michelangelo and Leonardo, are still influencing our lives.

Come raggiungere la Toscana

But where is Tuscany?

Many people, even knowing a lot about this place, do not really know its exact location. So, let’s do a sort of Tuscany map. Italy is divided in 20 regions and Tuscany is one of them, located in the North-Central. It borders with Liguria and Emilia Romagna to the North, with Umbria to the East, with Lazio to the South and with Tyrrhenian sea to the West. The capital of Tuscany (better say administrative center) is Florence, the other famous Italian art cities of this region are Siena, Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, Prato, Massa and Arezzo. Other famous villages or territories are Chianti, Val d’Orcia, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Chianciano, San Galgano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Volterra, San Gimignano, Cortona, Versilia and Garfagnana.

How far is Tuscany from…?

Considered someone does not have a perfect knowledge of Tuscany map, we would try to give you an idea of the distances between the most important places.

If you land at Florence airport you will take:

  • 30 minutes to reach the Chianti area
  • 45 minutes for San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
  • 1 hour to go to Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and Viareggio
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes to go to Volterra, Arezzo and Cortona
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes to arrive in the marvelous Val d’Orcia (Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano)
  • 2 hours to go to Cinque Terre, Maremma and Argentario
  • 3 hours for Rome and Milan
  • 4 hours for Capri, Costiera Amalfitana and Sorrento

If you land at Pisa airport you will take:

  • 30 minutes for Lucca, and Viareggio
  • 1 hour to go to Volterra
  • 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the Chianti area
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes to go to Cinque Terre
  • 1 hour and 20 minutes to go to Florence, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach Maremma and Argentario
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes for Siena, Arezzo and Cortona
  • 2 hours and 15 minutes to arrive in the marvelous Val d’Orcia (Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano)
  • 3 hours for Milan
  • 4 hours to go to Rome
  • 6 hours for Capri, Costiera Amalfitana and Sorrento

If you are coming from Rome:

  • 2 hours to go to the coast: Argentario and Maremma
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive in Val D’Orcia and Montepulciano
  • 3 hours for Siena, Arezzo, Cortona
  • 3 hours and 15 minutes to San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni and Chianti
  • 3 hours and 45 minutes for Pisa, Lucca and Florence

Many people also think that Tuscany means the Chianti area itself, because of the images of vineyards, green hills and small pretty medieval villages. In this case, you can consider that to reach the Chianti you will take 20 minutes from Siena or Florence (because Chianti is right in the middle of these two wonderful Tuscan medieval cities), 1.10 hour from Pisa and 3 hours from Rome.

So, which are the things to do in Tuscany? Well, you will really be spoiled for choice.

In fact, there are plenty of itineraries you can make during an holiday in Tuscany. What about an experience based on wine? In an area of few kilometers you could try 4 of the most rated wines in the world like Chianti, Brunello, Nobile and Bolgheri, visiting the awesome wineries of Tuscany, learning about the wine culture and production. Tired? Bored by the routine? You should relax on the gorgeous thermal villages of Rapolano and Bagno Vignoni, enjoying the natural thermal spring water and enchanting wellness treatment. Hungry for art? You are in the right place: join a professional guided tour to know as much as possible about the history of Tuscan art cities. The city center of Siena with Piazza del Campo and the stunning Duomo, Lucca with its incredible medieval wall, Pisa and its unbelievable tower in Piazza dei Miracoli and Florence, of course, with Uffizzi, Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Vecchio and much more. In the summertime you would have the chance to enjoy the lively cost, from Versilia to Argentario, passing by Costa degli Etruschi and Maremma and visiting the wonderful Giglio and Elba islands. Do you love the nature? If so, you can play the part of a medieval pilgrim and walk along the beautiful and interesting Via Francigena, surrounded by the green.

In conclusion we can say that in Tuscany you have the possibility to do many activities, to live plenty of unique experiences and have old fashion feelings.

Let us of Caesar Luxury Travel plan this amazing travel for you, customizing every aspect of your trip. Get in touch with us and we will start!

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