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How far is Tuscany from Milan

Milan is the chief town of Lombardy and is the king of northern Italy.

This city is famous all over the world for its ability to enhance fashion and design through trade shows, exhibitions and industry events.

This last aspect is particularly relevant for understanding the type of tourism that characterizes this modern Italian city.

Visitors expect Milan to be an evolved and frenetic city, in partial discontinuity with other important Italian cities and capable of entertaining, through surprising installations and events, such as the Triennale and La Scala theater.

However, this city is more than just liveliness, because inside it also contains spectacular monuments of great historical importance.

Among them, noteworthy are the Duomo and the Sforzesco Castle.

Moreover, Milan holds enchanting neighborhoods, where walking becomes an unforgettable experience.

In particular, Brera and Navigli are two very picturesque areas, above all thanks to the shops and the architectural works that adorn them.

On the other hand, Tuscany is famous for being a container of artistic works and evocative monuments, able to best represent the Italian historical and cultural heritage.

It is especially Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Florence that enclose real architectural and pictorial jewels, such as Piazza dei Miracoli, Botticelli’s Primavera or the Torre del Mangia.

This region is also a place of encounter and communion with nature, the most typical Mediterranean vegetation.

There are numerous natural parks and verdant hills, often occupied by vines or olive trees, which hosts and which allow it to offer panoramas of rare beauty.

The city of Milan and the Tuscany region are two very different places, but somehow complementary.

In fact, the two realities allow us to appreciate Italy at 360 °, from its strong historical roots to a recent and dynamic development.

The latter is still in progress and the Lombard capital is its maximum expression.

After visiting Milan, or after having landed there, it is, therefore, possible to amplify and improve one’s knowledge of Italian wonders by going to its most precious pearl, Tuscany.

Specifically, the distance between Milan and the main Tuscan cities is:

  • Siena = 378 km
  • Florence = 315 km
  • Lucca = 282 km
  • Grosseto = 430 km
  • Pisa = 378 km
  • Livorno – Milan = 300 km
  • Arezzo = 377 km
  • Mass = 241 km
Milan to tuscany - Milan

Milan to Tuscany by train

A clever and very useful way to get around Milan and the main cities of Tuscany is by train.

This particular vehicle allows you to avoid traffic and allows you to move ingeniously, comfortably and quickly.

Furthermore, Milan Central Station is very functional and is the second in Italy for daily passenger and train flows.

FROM MILAN TO FLORENCE BY TRAIN

Milan and Florence are two of the most important and renowned Italian cities. Tourists often choose both, together with Rome, as unmissable stops to visit during their peninsula tour.

Among the many, the best solution to move between the two cities, offered by Italian Railways, consists in the very frequent (about one every hour) and direct train Frecciarossa.

This allows you to cover the itinerary in less then 2 hours and costs 55 euros.

DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
16:15
Milano
Centrale
18:00
Firenze
S. M. Novella
1h 45′Frecciarossa 
9551
da  56,00 €
Solution 2



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:20
Milano
Centrale
19:00
Firenze
S. M. Novella
  1h 40′Frecciarossa 
9555
da 56,00 €
Solution 3



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:20
Milano
Centrale
22:10
Firenze
S. M. Novella
  4h 50′Regionale
Veloce 
2283
da 25,50 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
11635

Milan to tuscany - florence

FROM MILAN TO SIENA BY TRAIN

The discussion on the connection between Milan and Siena is different.

In fact, the two cities are very distant from each other and not efficiently connected.

All options to make this move involve at least one change (more frequently two).

The possible combinations between Regional, Arrows and Intercity are many and varied, so their prices range from 30 to 80 euros.

Finally, this itinerary usually requires 3h and 30 ‘of travel.

DepartureArrival Lenght Train Price
17:40
Milano
Centrale
23:14
Siena
  5h 34′Intercity 599 da   46,00 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
11783

Solution 2



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
18:05
Milano
Centrale
01:20
Siena
  7h 15′Intercity 
679
da   47,40 €


Change: 2  Train



Regionale 
11740




Train



Autobus 
FI183

Solution 3



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
18:20
Milano
Centrale
21:35
Siena
  3h 15′Frecciarossa
1000 9559
da   65,50 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
6897

FROM MILAN TO PISA BY TRAIN

Milan has a complex connection also with Pisa.

As in the case of Siena, the two cities are very far apart, but in this case, there is some rare option of direct trains, Intercity or Frecciabianca, many hours away from each other.

The route can last from 3h 15 ‘to more than 5h.

In particular, about every hour there is the Frecciarossa + Regional combination which allows you to travel in the shortest time, but which is the most expensive (around 65 euros).

Instead, if you choose to travel longer, changing more Regional or Intercity, you can pay for this transfer between just 20 and 30 euros.

DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:05
Milano
Centrale
21:38
Pisa
Centrale
  4h 33′Regionale 
2119
da   23,60 €
Solution 2



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:20
Milano
Centrale
20:28
Pisa
Centrale
  3h 08′Frecciarossa 
9555
da   64,70 €


Change: 1 Train



Regionale
Veloce 3149

Solution 3



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
18:05
Milano
Centrale
22:17
Pisa
Centrale
  4h 12′Intercity 679 da   36,50 €
Milan to tuscany - pisa

FROM MILAN TO LUCCA BY TRAIN

Despite Lucca being among the Tuscan provinces closest to the Lombard capital, even between Milan and this city the rail link is difficult, but interesting.

To complete this route, it is better to choose the Frecciarossa + Regional option.

Despite the high price (63 euros), the combination is quite frequent (occurs slightly less than once every hour) and allows you to move between the two cities in just 3 hours.

In this way, it is possible to avoid the inconvenience of the 3 different changes and the 6 hours of travel foreseen by the other alternatives.

DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:05
Milano
Centrale
22:27
Lucca
  5h 22′Regionale 
2119
da   23,60 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
3097

Solution 2



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
17:20
Milano
Centrale
20:29
Lucca
  3h 09′Frecciarossa 
9555
da   63,90 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
3086

Solution 3



DepartureArrivalLenght Train Price
18:05
Milano
Centrale
22:27
Lucca
  4h 22′Intercity 679 da   36,60 €


Change: 1  Train



Regionale 
3097

Milan to Tuscany by flight

The plane is certainly a means of transport that rewards safety and speed, but not pockets.

From Milan Malpensa you can quickly reach the 2 Tuscan airports, located in the cities of Florence and Pisa.

Between Milan and the Tuscan capital the connection is offered by Alitalia.

Flights to Florence Peretola are numerous every day (around 4), they include a journey of 50 minutes and cost around 95 euros.

Also with regard to the connection with Pisa, the flight is managed by the Alitalia airline.

In this case, the airway appears very advantageous for those who have little time to devote to the otherwise arduous movement between the two cities.

In fact, the solutions offered by the airline are about 3 per day, the flight takes 55 minutes and the price at which it is possible to buy the ticket is 90 euros.

Milan to tuscany - flight

Milan to Tuscany by bus

For those who want to save money, for those who love to travel in less conventional ways or for those who don’t want to plan, surely the bus is a profitable solution.

In fact, traveling by bus allows you to travel comfortably seated to destinations otherwise not reachable by train or plane and to enjoy the Tuscan landscape the most.

Secondly, choosing to use the buses allows you to buy the ticket at a very competitive price even at the last moment.

Finally, as anticipated, the tickets have a low price, between 10 and 25 euros.

However, if traffic is found, traveling by bus can turn into a trap.

In fact, the time needed to make the various movements between Milan and the various Tuscan cities are those of the street, which can vary a lot.

Flixbus is the main bus line that allows you to travel by bus in Italy.

In Tuscany, it presents a network of capillary lines and from the bus station of Milan it is possible to reach through direct connections:

  •          Pisa
  •           Viareggio
  •           Prato
  •           Barberino di Mugello
  •           Livorno
  •           Firenze
  •           Cecina
  •           San Vincenzo
  •           Poggibonsi
  •           Follonica
  •           Piombino
  •           Siena
  •           Bettole
  •           Orbetello

Milan to Tuscany by car

A final means of transport to be taken into consideration for moving from Milan to Tuscany is the car.

As in the case of the bus, even moving by car can lead to very variable timing depending on the state of the traffic.

However, the machine allows greater flexibility in the choice of roads and departure times.

The main strength of this means of transport lies in the resulting independence.

In particular, traveling by car in Tuscany can be an opportunity for those who love to plan their own stages independently and want to be able to improvise new ones, guided by personal taste.

In other words, the machine allows you to be captured and captivated by the evocative, most remote and unusual villages, far from the usual tourist destinations.

The cost of this means of transport depends on a multitude of factors.

Among all, it is necessary to take into consideration the petrol, the toll booths and, if necessary, the rental of the vehicle.

Milan to Tuscany: the solutions of the travel agencies

If you prefer to be helped in the organization of the move from Milan to Tuscany and in the planning of the latter’s visit you can rely on travel agencies.

There are many proposals on the web, so it is necessary to get information to find the one that best suits your needs and the aspect of the Tuscan heritage that you prefer to discover.

Most agencies do not exclusively deal with the Milan-Tuscany section, but offer interesting tours of the region and allow you to choose the city you prefer as a starting point. In this case, the move will be made thanks to a private bus provided by the organization.

For example, Miraga travels is a tour operator agency that offers the possibility to choose between 3 different itineraries to visit the beautiful region:

  1. Tour Mugello Ville e Castelli
  2. Weekend in Viareggio to experience the fun and magic of its Carnival
  3. Toscana Antichi Borghi

Instead, Job tour operator organizes 4 days of visit of the only enchanting Florence, with departure from Milan and movement carried out by train Frecciarossa.

Milan to tuscany - road

Where to stay in the heart of Tuscany: the wonder of Volognano

The place in the region where it is certainly the most convenient and interesting to stay is Florence and its surroundings.

In fact, reaching first the Tuscan capital from Milan allows you to spend little and make the trip quickly in this way it will then be possible to have more time to dedicate to the exploration of the amazing region.

Moreover, the Florentine area is advantageous to discover the rest of Tuscany, with which it is well connected, and to move to the nearby enchanting Val D’Elsa, Chianti and Casentinese.

The Castello di Volognano is located just 20 km from Florence. It represents the ideal stay for those who intend to fully enjoy his experience in Tuscany and to get the most out of the heritage it has to offer.

In fact, this privileged location is surrounded by rolling hills, which can be admired from a special panoramic terrace, and conceals elegant rooms furnished with period paintings and furniture, in Renaissance style.

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