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The ultimate list of the best hotels in Pisa

Pisa is a wonderful city, probably one of the richest from an artistic-architectural point of view in Italy. In fact, its own fame is preceded by the notoriety of the wonderful Leaning Tower and by the one of Piazza dei Miracoli, which the urban center houses.

Visiting Pisa is a must, as well as being a surprisingly pleasant and intoxicating experience.

To discover it better, it is advisable to find accommodation in its vicinity.

Especially if there are a few days available we suggest finding accommodation in the historic center, an area from which you can visit all the attractions of the place with a long walk. However, alternatively, there are also many accommodation offers in its surroundings. In fact, the city is aware of hosting an important tourist flow every year and, for this reason, it is equipped so that the solutions are many and diverse from each other.

Precisely because of the variety of structures that are made available to visitors, it is important to play in advance and inquire about compliance with the options available. In this way, it will be possible to find the one mainly in line with your needs, be it economic or luxurious.

The aspects to consider when choosing where to stay are, therefore:

The area, evaluating, in particular, the one that tries to manage its movements in the best way;

• The type of accommodation you want to use;

• the amount you are prepared to spend.

Based on these parameters, we offer you some very varied provisions, selected and recommended by us. Read on and discover which one is right for you.

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Allegroitalia Pisa Tower Plaza

Allegroitalia Pisa Tower Plaza is modern and 5-star facility. The hotel is located in a suburban area of Pisa and this is access to its guests a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, an enclosed garden, and a sun terrace.

The building, which was inaugurated in 2010, is one kilometer from the Pisa San Rossore railway station and at a slightly greater distance (about 1400 meters) from many of the city’s main monuments and museums.

The comforts made available by the structure and make your stay unique are many. For example, there is a work area, a gym, car rental and, moreover, all rooms have a layout in an equipped kitchen area.

If that’s not enough, the view from the luxurious and welcoming rooms is of rare splendor.

Pisa Train Station Hostel

Pisa Train Station Hostel is a brand new hostel located just 100 meters from the central railway station and 500 meters from the historic center.

The property has private or shared rooms, Wi-Fi network and lockers, but above all, it puts its visitors at disposal in a common, playful area, where you can enjoy free TV, play stations, board games, and books.

The service is particularly kind, warm and lively, suitable for young people and those who want to transform their stay into an unusual, profound or experimental experience to the maximum of their sociability.

In addition, the hotel provides self-produced guides (also in the form of apps), free of charge, with the aim of giving many indications and information that allows the individual tourist to fall in love with the city.

In general, this accommodation has chosen to meet many new people, culture and different life, also through games or group excursions.

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Fattoria L’Olmetto

Fattoria L’Olmetto is located in the surroundings of Pisa, precisely 3 km from the Duomo and 3.3 km from the Leaning Tower.

The structure is both accommodations, restaurants, and farms. The rooms are spacious, well-kept and simple, all equipped with private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

The distance of the accommodation from the urban center (with its chaos) allows you to fully enjoy the relaxing moments spent in the wonderful surrounding garden. Moreover, for the tranquility and the shelter that distinguish it, the accommodation is the favorite especially of those who are looking for a couple, from whom they often choose as a nest.

The location is also strategic for those who alternatively support the visit of the city of food and wine itineraries and regenerating stops at spas.

In the first place, in fact, the area surrounding the whole building offers several tours during which it will be possible to appreciate different typical products. Secondly, moreover, the farm is located in an area known for its thermal waters and which was named for this San Giuliano Terme. 

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Rosso di Sera Tuscany

Rosso di Sera Relais Tuscany stands out for its romantic setting and the many services offered.

The Bed & Breakfast is located near the baptistery and just 100 meters from Pisa San Rossore railway station.

The structure is chosen above all by couples, who appreciate the discretion of the place and the rooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs and designer furniture, but also by those who have pets, whom Rosso di Sera Relais is happy to host.

Despite the centrality of the building, this has a secluded garden, where there are a bar and a swimming pool with whirlpool.

Finally, the staff is polite and equipped with rare professionalism.

B&B Guerrazzi

The B&B Guerrazzi has the particularity of offering a single suite. This allows guests to have at their exclusive disposal a refined and intimate environment perfectly cared for in every detail.

The room is large and equipped with large windows that allow excellent lighting. Its furniture is the result of a perfect meeting between ancient and modern styles. In addition, it has a large terrace, where breakfast can be served.

Instead, the private bathroom is located outside the room.

The property is located in an area slightly detached from the heart of Pisa, near the Lungarno and about 4.3 km from Piazza dei Miracoli.

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Bologna Hotel Pisa

The Bologna Hotel Pisa is located just 10 minutes from the Tower and is also close to the Central station.

It is a 4-star hotel with spacious and elegant rooms. In addition, the latter are equipped with flat-screen TVs, parquet floors and independent air conditioning.

One of the strengths of the accommodation is the rich and inviting continental breakfast buffet, capable of satisfying any palate thanks to its varied offer: fruit, cold cuts, fresh bread and freshly baked pastries, which can be eaten on the terraces private rooms or in the garden

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The ultimate list of the best hotels in Florence

Have you decided to visit Florence for a few days, or you have been convinced by our article to spend a month in this beautiful art city? Very good! The next step is picking the hotel.

First, Florence is a very walkable city, that’s why you are not conditioned by closeness to the main tourist attractions when you choose the hotel.

Below is a list of the best hotels in Florence, selected, among many, for you. The selection was based on the location, customer reviews and ratings, and the hotel’s services.

Hotel Casci 

“We stayed one night with friends. Immediately we were greeted with extreme kindness by a pleasant guy […] Environment “vintage” clean, quiet room, small gaps compensated abundantly by the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff. Good breakfast. […]”

Rated with 4,5/5 point, the Hotel Casci, 2 stars, is a small family-run hotel in Via Camillo Cavour n.13, 0,3 km from the “Campanile di Giotto”, “Cupola del Brunelleschi” and from the Cathedral, 0,2 km from the central market and 0,9 km from the “Galleria degli Uffizi”.

Hotel Casci, inaugurated by the Casci lady, was the first hotel with cold and hot water.

Although the Hotel Casci is a historic hotel, all the rooms are renovated in a modern key. The historical part, however, has not disappeared into the structure; in fact, it can be found both in the hall, in the dining room, and in some elements inside the room, such as paintings or twirls on the walls.

The property also offers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage and concierge, 24-hour reception, private check-in and check-out, parking area, snack bar, and ironing and laundry services.

The Rooms, non-smokers and available also for family, are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, fridge and safe.

Art Hotel Villa Agape 

“[…] the staff of the property is impeccable and of a kindness that have only few structures! The very clean rooms are beautiful and furnished in perfect style of the villa, great breakfast served in a dining room overlooking a beautiful Italian garden, the view from the room on Florence and the Tuscan hills is a dream! […]”

Slightly further away from tourist attractions is the Art Hotel Villa Agape, 4 stars, in Via Torre del Gallo 8/10; from here is possible to arrive in the center of Florence both with own and public means of transport. In addition, the property offers to his customers free shuttle service to “Piazzale Michelangelo” and to the historic center.

The Art Hotel Villa Agape, which in the past was owned by the Duchess d’Aosta, is in the Arcetri observatory area, offering unique views to its customers.

The rooms, furnished in a Florentine style, are equipped with free Wi-Fi, private bathroom, mini-bar, safe, Led TV, air conditioning and telephone.

The property offers reception/concierge with hours 7-23, wine bar, buffet breakfast, free private parking area, and free shuttle service.

The Art Hotel Villa Agape has also two rooms for events, a conference room and 7 hectares of private park with a garden in Italian style.

In addition to being rated by customers as “Excellent” (score 5/5), this hotel has reached the Silver Level in the ecological initiative for Tripadvisor.

Hotel Orcagna 

“[…] say that it is fabulous is little, just arrived we were welcomed as princes, they accompanied us to the room that was a fabulous apartment with all the amenities. Spectacular bathroom spacious and comfortable room. Breakfast with everything you want lacked nothing. […]”

Located in Via Orcagna 57, the Hotel Orcagna, 2 stars, is close to the Florence center, 1,4 km from “Piazza del Duomo”.

Furnished in modern style, the property offers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, private pay parking area, games room, mini-club, bicycle rental and other activities for families, common lounge, luggage storage, fax and photocopying services and express check-in and check- out; pets are also allowed.

The rooms, non-smokers, are equipped with air conditioning, safe, private balcony, flat-screen TV and minibar; are also available family rooms, suite, and bridal suite.

The Hotel Orcagna is rated by its customers with an excellent score: 4,5/5.

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The Moon Boutique Hotel & Spa 

“New Hotel very attention to detail. The room is spacious, furnished with taste and attention to detail, as the whole hotel. King bed very comfortable. The friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast plentiful and quality, definitely to be recommended 100%”

The Moon Boutique Hotel, 4 star superior, is a place in which design and warm welcome blend naturally. The title “The moon”, also, comes from the peace and well-being transmitted by the moon, elements that you can feel in this hotel.

Located in Viale Fratelli Rosselli 14/16, it is about 10 minute walk from the center of Florence.

The property offers its customers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, jacuzzi, sauna, parking area, bar/lounge, car rental and activities for children, concierge, currency exchange and laundry and dry-cleaning services.

In the room, non-smoking, there are safe, minibar, flat- screen TV and air conditioning. Suite and family rooms are also available.

With the positive scores of customers, the structure earned an excellent rating, with 5/5 points.

Hotel La Fortezza 

“Very pleasant stay, great service courtesy of all the staff, nice and clean, great breakfast. To keep in mind, close to the center and with paid parking inside”

The Hotel La Fortezza, 3 stars, is located in Viale Milton 95, in a quiet residential area; the Hotel is sitting in a building of the nineteenth-century origin that perfectly combines the classic style with the features of the contemporary one, an element that can be seen in the furnishings of the rooms.

The property has been rated from the customers with a score 4,5/5.

The Hotel La Fortezza is equipped with free Wi-Fi, private pay parking area, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, 24 hours reception and concierge, currency exchange, common lounge area, and fax and photocopying services as well as laundry and dry-cleaning services.

In the rooms, non-smoking and available also for families, there is air conditioning, safe, fridge, and a flat-screen TV.

The Hotel La Fortezza is about 6-minute walk from the fair of Florence “Fortezza da Basso” and about 15-minute walk from the center and the “Firenze SMN” station.

Hotel Cosimo de’ Medici 

“Very nice hotel located near the Florence fs station Santa Maria Novella and a few steps from the historical center of Florence easily reachable on foot. Renovated and modern rooms equipped with everything. [.. ] Staff of the hotel super friendly and ready to satisfy every request. Super recommended!”

Located in Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, the Hotel Cosimo de’ Medici, 3 stars, is part of the ancient palace of the Alinari brother’s art prints, characterized by furnishings in perfect balance between tradition, style and modernity; to achieve this synergy and to not destroy the history of the palace, some original aspects were preserved during the recent renovation.

The score of the customers for this hotel is 4,5/5: excellent.

The property is in a convenient location for those who want to reach tourist attraction by walk and quickly, like the Cathedral or the “Palazzo dei Congressi”.

The Hotel Cosimo de’ Medici offers its customers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, 24-hour reception, and concierge, check-in and check-out express, parking area, transport to airport and laundry services.

The rooms, non-smoking and soundproofed, are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, safe and flat-screen TV. Rooms for families are also available.

Hotel Rosary Garden 

“Very nice hotel inside the room “you could see the Duomo” painted and framed with a very relaxing light!! Very friendly staff fantastic cleaning and especially top mattress!! Breakfast small but very good everything!! Reserved parking nearby!!”

The Hotel Rosary Garden, 3 stars, is located in Via di Ripoli 169, Florence, and it is rated as “Excellent”, with 4,5/5 score, by the customers.

The property offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a private and intimate space, and it is also open to pets.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, taxi service and bicycle rental, pay parking area, fax/photocopying services, snack bar, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and concierge, check-in and check-out express and laundry and ironing services.

The rooms, furnished with cherry wood furniture, reproduce the informal but elegant style of the English country houses. They are not used to smokers and have blackout curtains, they are soundproofed and there are some available for families; there are also the flat-screen TV, minibar, safe and kettle for tea or coffee.

The Hotel Rosary Garden is close to Florence’s center; it takes 10 minutes by bus to reach it, whose stop is about 500 mt from the hotel.

Hotel Accademia 

“Central location near the Medici chapels. The room in which I stayed with my daughter was very spacious, as well as the bathroom with double sink. Cleanliness, order, courtesy: we will be back without any doubt!”

The Hotel Accademia, 3 stars, is located in Via Faenza 7, in a 14th-century building, house of one of the greatest Florentine sculptors as well as goldsmith and printer, Bernardo Cennini.

Furnished in a modern style but with some elements of the tradition both in the rooms and in the common spaces, the Hotel Accademia is a property suitable for those who want to take their pet on holiday and easily reach the center; the hotel, in fact, is about 6-minute walk from the “Duomo”, about 9-minute walk from “Palazzo dei Congressi” and about 10 minutes from “Ponte Vecchio”.

The hotel is equipped with free Wi-Fi, pay parking area, free buffet breakfast, fax and photocopying services, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and concierge, check-in and check-out express and ironing service.

The rooms are non-smoking and soundproofed, with family rooms available; there are safe and air conditioning.

Hotel Degli Orafi 

“Many advantages, view 🌃  of the main monuments of Florence, rooms furnished with Style and staff Truly friendly! Excellent! A Four Stars ️ ️ ️ ️  a particular commendation to Barbara, and also to the others who work there, a flower in the buttonhole! [… ]”

The Hotel degli Orafi, 4 stars, is a prestigious residence in Florence’s historical center, located in Via Lungarno degli Archibusieri 4; it is, in fact, three minutes from “Piazza della Signoria”, two minutes from “Ponte Vecchio” and only one minute from “Galleria degli Uffizi”.

The history of the structure dates from 1200; this is the reason of the design in full Florentine style, where is also possible to find elements in a modern key without disturbing the tradition.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi, parking area, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and concierge, bar/lounge and laundry service; on the roof of the building, there is also a bar with a terrace.

The rooms, non-smokers, are equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, minibar, safe, fridge and flat-screen TV; are also available rooms for family and extended suites on two floors.

The customer’s rating is excellent (4,5/5 points).

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Hotel Calimala 

“Pleasant atmosphere in a modern location in the heart of the city, wonderful terrace overlooking the Florentine rooftops and monuments. The food is very good! The staff is courteous and offers quality service! Try it!”

The Hotel Calimala, 4 star, excellent (score 5/5) for customers, is located in Via Calimala 2, above 0,5 km from the main attractions such as Duomo, “Piazza della Signoria” and “Galleria degli Uffizi”.

The hotel is in the sixteenth-century “Palazzo degli Angeli”, also known as the home of intellectuals, and for the renovation have been used authentic materials to keep intact the Florentine soul of the palace; despite this, the Hotel Calimala is a hotel characterized by a modern design with the offers of a stunning view of Florence.

The structure is equipped with free Wi-Fi, bar/lounge and restaurant, transport to the airport, swimming pool and a fitness center with a gym and the weight room.

In the rooms, there are also safe and minibar.

The Market Urban Hotel 

“We stayed at this hotel during Christmas days and had a great time! Exceptional location to turn around the center of Florence and close to the station. Very friendly staff who helped us in the stay and indications […]. 100% Recommended.”

The Market Urban Hotel, 4 stars, is a new hotel with 30 rooms completely renovated in 2019.

The hotel is in Via Nazionale 15, in the historical district of Florence, from which is possible to go in the main touristic sites by walk like the Cathedral, “Galleria degli Uffizi”, “Galleria dell’Accademia”, and the “Firenze SMN” station and the “Polo Congressuale” is far only 2-minute walk.

This boutique hotel, characterized by a modern and informal but elegant style is rated by the customers with a score of 5/5, excellent.

The property offers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, private pay parking area, concierge and a 24-hour reception, fax, and photocopying services, luggage storage, lounge/TV room, and laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing services.

The rooms, soundproofed and non-smokers, are equipped by air conditioning, safe, minibar and a flat-screen TV.

Grand Amore Hotel 

“Location very accurate and effective. Excellent location. Staff attentive to customer needs. The only discordant note for such an important hotel is the breakfast, not foreseen in any case; but the structure remedies by offering a selection of croissants and coffee. I will definitely come back with real pleasure!”

The Grand Amore Hotel, 4-star luxury, with also a SPA, is located in Via dei Servi 38/A and it is one of the most refined boutique hotels in Florence, where every element of the design has been created exclusively; the hotel is rated by customers with 5/5 points.

The hotel is in the heart of Florence, just 1-minute walk from the “Duomo” and the “Cupola del Brunelleschi”.

The property, non-smokers, offers free Wi-Fi, bar/lounge, concierge and a 24-hour reception, activities for kids and families, luggage storage, 24-hour check-in and laundry and dry-cleaning services.

The rooms, characterized by a wonderful view of the city, are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, fridge, and flat-screen TV; is available, also, the suite.

Hotel Davanzati 

“touched and fled to this hotel located in the center, a stone’s throw from Piazza della Signoria. Wonderful welcome, well furnished, clean and functional rooms. Good breakfast. […] Correct value for money. We had never been there before, but we will certainly return”

The Hotel Davanzati, 3 stars, has a history dating back to about half a century and is located in Via Porta Rossa 5, next to the museum of Palazzo Davanzati, historic building as well as the oldest Florentine house.

The hotel is rated with an excellent score, 5/5, by customers and it has reached the Bronze Level in ecological initiatives according to Tripadvisor standard.

The property offers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast buffet, bar/lounge, concierge and laundry, and dry-cleaning services.

The rooms, non-smokers and available also for family and suite, are equipped by air conditioning, safe, minibar, fridge, and flat-screen TV.

The property, additionally, provides a Sony Playstion, with some free games, and free use of iPads including a subscription to major newspaper.

From the Hotel Davanzati is possible to reach the main touristic sites by walk, spending 3 minutes for “Piazza della Signoria”, 5 minutes for “Galleria degli Uffizi” and 6 minutes for the Cathedral.

Hotel David 

“Every time we return to Florence we can only stay at the Hotel David. The staff is extremely friendly, the environment is very refined and the facilities are excellent. [… ]”

The Hotel David, originally Villa Drina, 3 star, is a hotel in Viale Michelangelo 1, with a weird aspect of “home”, which makes the environment very familiar and comfortable; built at the end of 1800, he became a hotel in 1950.

The property, although not intuitive to find, is 0,8 km from the “Basilica di San Miniato al Monte” and 1,5 km from “Piazza della Signoria”.

The hotel, non-smokers, allows pets and offers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, concierge, 24-hour reception, lounge, free parking area, taxi service, fax and photocopying services, check-in and check-out express and laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing services.

In the rooms, there is air conditioning, private balcony, minibar, safe, fridge and a flat-screen TV.

The Hotel David was rated with 5/5 points by customers.

Solo Experience Hotel 

“Breakfast is plentiful and varied. Excellent staff. Courtesy and maximum willingness to exhaust any special requests”

The Solo Experience Hotel, 4 stars, is in Via Canto de Nelli 2, in a17th century building and overlooking the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence; it is a sustainable hotel but without putting in the background the elegance and warmth.

The hotel is great for visiting Florence because it is located 350 mt from the “Duomo” and less than 10-minute walk from the train station “Firenze SMN”.

The rating of the hotel is excellent; it has a score of 4,5/5 and it is recommended for romantic journeys.

The property offers free Wi-Fi, private pay parking area, buffet breakfast, garage, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and fax and photocopying services.

In the rooms, soundproofed and non-smokers, there are safe, safe for notebook and a flat-screen TV. Suites also are available.

Four Season Hotel 

“For those who want excellence in Florence. The wonderful breakfast, the room spotlessly clean and with comfortable bed, the restaurant is one of the best I have ever tried, both for the food and for the staff of the room always attentive to the customer, nice but never intrusive, […]”

The Four Season Hotel, 5 stars, is located near the botanical garden of the “Giardino della Gherardesca”, in Borgo Pinti 99, and consists of both the “Palazzo della Gherardesca” and the former convent “La Villa”; the whole is surrounded by 4,5 hectares of beautiful gardens with statues, fountains and century-old trees. The hotel has a wide range of luxury rooms and suites, a SPA, and a Michelin star restaurant.

The property is a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral, the “Galleria degli Uffizi” and the “Galleria dell’Accademia”, and for the customers, it has 5/5 score.

The hotel, non-smokers and that allows pets, offers free Wi-I, parking area, fitness center with gym and fitness room, swimming pool, babysitting service, activities for kids and families, bike and car rental, transport to the airport, conference center, concierge, luggage storage, 24-hour reception, laundry, and dry-cleaning services and currency exchange.

The rooms, in addition, are equipped by air conditioning, private balcony, fridge, minibar, safe and flat-screen TV.

Firenze Suite 

“Weekend in Florence with family, guests in this wonderful hotel. Beautiful rooms to scratch the eyes, impeccable with impeccable cleanliness. Staff very professional and polite. Quality perfect price without a doubt. Highly recommended”

Firenze Suite, 4 stars, set in Via Nuova de’ Caccini 25, is a complex of suites, an oasis of luxury and refinement in the center of art and history.

Romantic setting and rated as excellent by customers (5/5), the hotel is elegant and sober, close to the main points of tourist interest; just think that “Piazza del Duomo” and the “Cupola del Brunelleschi” are at 0,4 km away from here.

The rooms, spacious, unique and with extra-long beds, are equipped with air conditioning, kettle for tea or coffee, flat-screen TV, sofa, wardrobe/cabin, safe, minibar, refrigerator, and walk-in shower. Family rooms are also available.

The property, non-smokers, is also equipped with free Wi-Fi, transport to the airport, private pay parking area, luggage storage, 24-hour check-in and check-out express and private and laundry and ironing services.

3B Bed & Breakfast 

“Clean room, extreme attention to detail, super convenient location to reach the center. The breakfast is excellent and plentiful, not to mention Biagio who welcomed us beautifully, nice and kind. Absolutely recommended”

The 3B is a romantic Bed & Breakfast, elegant and luxurious, arranged on three floors and located in Via Francesco Puccinotti in Florence; it is a historic residence of the nineteenth-century family and has been completely renovated.

The boutique bed & breakfast is 15 minutes by walk far from the center of the city and has a rating of 5/5 points from customers.

The six rooms, spacious, bright and made with attention to detail, have air conditioning, kettle, safe, telephone, flat-screen TV and minibar; the bathrooms are also covered with Carrara marble.

The relais, non-smokers and open to pets, offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, private pay parking area, free buffet breakfast, bicycle and laundry service.

Relais Villa Antea 

“Room spotless, welcoming, advice to try the experience. in the heart of Florence hides a gem, bright and restful spaces… Adequate breakfast, really quality and price”

Relais Villa Antea is a romantic, elegant and luxury bed & breakfast, organized on three floors and located in Via Francesco Puccinotti in Florence; it is a historic residence of nineteenth-century family and has been completely renovated.

The boutique B&B is a 15-minute walk from the heart of the city and enjoys a 5/5 point rating from customers.

The six rooms, large, bright and cared for in every detail, have air conditioning, kettle, safe, telephone, flat-screen TV and minibar; the bathrooms are also covered in Carrara marble.

The Relais is non-smoking and open to pets; it offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, private pay parking, free buffet breakfast, bicycles and laundry service.

Il Grillo di Firenze 

“Lara is really fantastic. The b & b is very clean and well located. The kindness and hospitality that are reserved cannot be described in words. I will definitely return here every time I find myself in Florence. Very recommended.”

Il Grillo di Firenze is a family-run B&B recently renovated and located in Via Maragliano 69, just off the restricted traffic area, and easily accessible by car.

From here is possible to reach the center of Florence by bus in 5 minutes, or by walk-in 15 minutes.

The property has free Wi-Fi, public pay parking area, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, and fax and photocopying services; the B&B has, also, a sun terrace.

The rooms, non-smokers and available also for family, have a panoramic terrace, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

The B&B Il Grillo di Firenze enjoys an excellent score from customers: 5/5.

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Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci 

“If you want to find a real home and not a simple “B&B”; then it’s the right place for you. […] Do not be fooled by the position: it seems decentralized but in reality, it is one of the most beautiful areas, young and living in Florence. Absolutely recommended.”

The Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci, in Via Luca Landucci 7 and rated by clients with a score of 5/5, is a B&B characterized by a romantic atmosphere.

The rooms, large and with tiled floors, are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, blackout curtains, flat-screen TV, sofa and armchairs and private balcony; there’s also the availability of the wedding suite.

The property, non-smokers and open to pets, has free Wi-Fi, private pay parking area, buffet breakfast, meeting rooms, snack bar, bicycle and car rental, transport to the airport, roof terrace, picnic area, express and private check-in and check-out and laundry and ironing services. In addition, the B&B offers a variety of services of all kinds: various massages, facial treatments, outdoor games for children, books, DVDs and music for children, archery, tennis court, bike tour, board games, playground, personal trainer and aerobics.

Finally, the Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci is located 1,9 km from the “Basilica of San Miniato a Monte” and 2 km from the “Cupola del Brunelleschi”.

San Firenze Suites 

“All really perfect compliments to the staff for not missing anything I recommend…. A greeting from us and thank you for everything you were really exceptional, we will definitely see you”

The San Firenze Suites & SPA, 4 star, is a complex of suites in Piazza San Firenze 3/A, near “Piazza della Signoria” and the “Galleria degli Uffizi”, in front of the museum of Bargello and 5 minutes by walk from “Ponte Vecchio”; thanks to its central location, many suites have a breathtaking view of the city’s most important monuments.

The property, non-smokers, offers free Wi-Fi, bar/lounge, security and a 24-hour reception, concierge, 24-hour check-in, SPA, buffet breakfast and laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing services.

The suites are soundproofed with tiled or marble floors and are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, kitchenette, sitting area, sofa, refrigerator, minibar, and jacuzzi.

The San Firenze Suites & SPA has been rated by clients with a score of 5/5: excellent.

Relais Grand Tour 

“This place was fantastic! […] The location is perfect among all the main attractions of Florence and the train station! Absolutely loved everything about this place! There was no outside noise from the city we could hear in our room and very little noise from the patio itself. […]”

The Relais Grand Tour is a luxurious Bed & Breakfast with refined furnishings; it is in Via S. Reparata 21 and boasts an excellent ratings from customers.

The property, non-smokers, offers free Wi-Fi, public pay parking area, bike rental, taxi service, and bicycle tour, conference facilities, banquets and meeting room, luggage storage, concierge, roof terrace and laundry service.

The six suites of which the structure is composed (Suite D’Oro, Terrazza Suite, La Cantante, Gli Specchi, L’Attore, and La Diva-Suite), with city view, are equipped with air conditioning, electric kettle, living area, tiled or marble floor, oven, refrigerator, and hob.

The Relais Grand Tour is about 4-minute walk from the “Galleria dell’Accademia” in Florence and the central market.

A Florence View B&B 

“The view and the location in the center of Florence are perhaps the best you can find, and the kindness and hospitality of the staff is the contour to this already magnificent experience. The rooms are luxurious and spacious and leave absolutely no room for criticism. I highly recommend it”

A Florence View B&B is a 17th-century palace located in Piazza San Giovanni 2 and enjoys an enviable location. The structure overlooks the “Battistero”, the “Campanile di Giotto”, the “Cupola del Brunelleschi” and the Cathedral façade.

The atmosphere of a Florence View is that of an old Florentine house, simple and sober, which do not lack modern amenities; the hotel, in fact, offers free Wi-Fi, breakfast, check-in and check-out express, luggage storage and fax/copier service.

The rooms, non-smoking and soundproofed, are equipped with air conditioning, safe, refrigerator, minibar, and a flat-screen TV.

A Florence View B&B has a rating of 5/5 points.

La Casa dei Tintori 

“Splendid and welcoming B&B located in a building of 1200 in classic Florentine style […] Availability and kindness of the owners really to be emphasized. Very comfortable parking lot right under the structure, not really cheap perhaps, but the pick-up and return service of the car was really impeccable.”

La Casa dei Tintori is a B&B located in Corso dei Tintori 33, just 6 minute walk from “Piazza della Signoria” and 5 minute walk from “Galleria degli Uffizi”.

Refined and quiet, this bed & breakfast was born after the restoration of an ancient medieval house in the historic center of Florence and was rated as “Excellent” by customers.

With 5 rooms, called indigo, yellow, green, blue and red, for the color of the furnishings, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, luggage storage, private check-in, and check-out and private pay parking area; pets are also welcome.

The rooms, non-smokers and good also for families, are equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, safe and flat-screen TV; they are also furnished with furniture and fabrics that recall the Florentine tradition of the “Arte dei Tintori”.

To conclude, the B&B is built and managed according to ecological criteria.

The Frame Hotel 

“Hotel highly recommended, the location is great: 5 min walk from the station and 5 min walk from the cathedral. The staff is very kind, the rooms spacious, well furnished and spotless. The hotel offers a welcome aperitif and a snack, breakfast with all quality products”

The Frame Hotel, 4 star superior, is a boutique hotel born from the restoration of a historic hotel of the nineteenth century located in Via Panzani 2.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, activities for children and families, free buffet breakfast, bar/lounge, luggage storage, concierge and transport to the airport; pets are also allowed.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, safe and minibar; those are non-smoking rooms and are available both suites and family’s rooms.

Tre property is a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral and the central market.

The Frame Hotel has an excellent score (5/5) from the customers.

Villa Cora 

“Villa Cora is truly the Top of elegance, a fabulous stay. You are pampered in all aspects of the stay. Immersed in the green, in the quiet, a truly dreamlike structure”

Villa Cora, 5-star Luxury, is a 19th-century building in the historic center of Florence, located in a park overlooking the “Giardino di Boboli”, in Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18.

Evaluated by the client with 5/5 points, Villa Cora, since 2016, has become part of “The leading hotels of the world”

The property, open to pets, offers free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, swimming pool and fitness center with a gym and weight room, babysitting service, bar/lounge, free parking area, shuttle or free taxi service, sauna, buffet breakfast, conference, meeting and banquet rooms, massages, roof terrace, butler, concierge, 24-hour reception and laundry, dry-cleaning, and ironing services.

The suites, non-smoking and of all types (deluxe, duplex, classic, junior, family), combine luxury and elegance, and are equipped with private balcony, air conditioning, minibar, safe and flat-screen TV; the bathrooms are, in addition, in marble.

Villa Cora is about 20-minute walk from “Galleria degli Uffizi” and 400 mt from the bus stop that leads into the city center.

La Stella d’Oro 

“Pleasant BB in the center of Florence. New and clean rooms. Very nice owner. Silent. We loved it. The location is perfect x walk to places of interest. Thanks”

La Stella d’Oro is a bed & breakfast in Via Santa Reparata 1, very close to the historic center.

Evaluated as excellent by the customers, this B&B is characterized by modern rooms with a light classic character.

The structure, non-smoking, offers free Wi-Fi, guarded parking, activities for families and children, transport to the airport, fax and photocopy service, bike rental, luggage storage, shuttle, lounge, and laundry service; pets are also allowed.

The rooms, soundproofed and made with attention to detail such as wooden beams, parquet, fine furniture and furnished with sober and elegant style, are equipped with air conditioning, additional bathroom, extra long beds, a flat-screen TV and safe.

Hotel Spadai 

“Wonderful Hotel in the historic center of Florence, with attention to every detail. Ideal for couples stays in an elegant and exclusive environment”

The Hotel Spadai, 4 star, is located in Via dei Martelli 10; it is a new boutique hotel, the result of the restoration of an imposing Renaissance palace.

The hotel is located about 100 mt from the “Duomo”, the “Galleria dell’Accademia” of Florence and from the central market.

The property, non-smoker, offers free Wi-Fi, private pay parking the area nearby, jacuzzi, sauna, bar/lounge, bike rental, taxi service, conference center, buffet breakfast, snack bar, SPA, concierge, luggage storage, currency exchange, 24-hour reception and laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing services.

The rooms and suites, soundproofed and with a view of the city, are imagined and realized as a piece of art and in each of them there is air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, sofa, telephone, private bathrooms and refrigerator; the bridal suite is also available.

The Hotel Spadai is rated as “Excellent” by customers, with 5/5 points.

Palazzo Castri 1874 

“Great welcome, good breakfast, staff up to expectations. Room super comfortable. Wellness center with a heated outdoor pool. I also took advantage of the paid parking service which is convenient since the hotel is in the center of Florence. RECOMMEND!”

Palazzo Castri 1874, 4 star Superior, located in Piazza Indipendenza 7 in Florence, is a luxury boutique hotel in where classic and modern, as well as elegance and comfort, are mixed perfectly; pets are also allowed.

The property is a 7-minute walk from the “Duomo”, a 6 minute walk from the “Galleria dell’Accademia” and a short walk from the train station “Firenze SMN”.

Palazzo Castri is rated as excellent by the customers and it was the winner, in 2019, of the Travellers’ Choice award of Tripadvisor, the highest award given annually to the 1% of the best-ranked facilities in different categories.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, fitness center with gym and fitness room, free buffet breakfast, conference center, sauna, bar/lounge, restaurant, private SPA with jacuzzi, concierge, 24-hour reception, luggage storage and laundry, dry-cleaning, and ironing services.

Suites, non-smoker and each with characteristics that distinguish it from the others, are equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, minibar, flat-screen TV, safe and refrigerator.

Giuliani Home 

“Mr Domenico is a kindness and absolute helpfulness; the hotel very cozy and clean; the convenient location near the tram 10 minutes from the center. We had a great time and we will be back highly recommended”

Giuliani Home, in Via Reginaldo Giuliani 11, is a new, cozy, bright and comfortable bed & breakfast, located in the open-air shopping center of “Piazza Dalmazia”.

From Giuliani Home, it is possible to reach, in a few minutes, the train station “Firenze SMN” by tram

The property, where pets are allowed, offers free Wi-Fi and parking area.

The three rooms, Beatrice, Nicole, and Gioconda, are spacious and suitable for families and they have a kitchenette, safe, LED TV, refrigerator and air conditioning.

Giuliani Home was rated by customers with a 5/5 points rating, excellent.

Eco Urban B&B 

“Splendid hotel within walking distance of the station. Few rooms furnished in modern style, with every comfort. But among everything stands out the wonderful welcome, made of smiles, attention and personalized cards. Will definitely be back!”

Eco Urban B&B, in Via Fiume 5, is located on the first the floor of a historic Florentine building, and what distinguishes it is the eco-sustainability and the “BIO”, both become the guiding thread of this B&B.

The property, open to pets and non-smokers, offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, concierge, check-in and check-out express, free buffet breakfast, common bar/lounge and laundry and dry-cleaning services.

The six suites are equipped with minibar, flat-screen TV, telephone and safe; a junior suite is also available.

The B&B has an excellent score (5/5) from customers.

Eco Urban B&B is located 200 meters from the train station “Firenze SMN” and close to all major points of interest of the city such as the “Duomo”, the “Galleria dell’Accademia”, “Piazza della Signoria” and “Fortezza da Basso”.

Hotel Ville sull’Arno 

“I highly recommend it for the following factors: Great reception, staff very helpful, Room very neat and clean, Spa very comfortable, not least the parking issue, in fact, with the reserved parking you can take advantage of the bike service offered by the structure to arrive in the center is ideal!”

Hotel Ville sull’Arno, 5 stars, is an urban resort located on the banks of the Arno river, in Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo 1/3/5. In the nineteenth-century the villa became the place of many intellectual and cultural debate; today, after an accurate recovery plan, the structure has become a hotel where the atmosphere of the ancient residence, the refinement of furnishings and environments blend perfectly.

The property, rated with 5/5 points by customers, offers free Wi-Fi, fitness center, swimming pool, sauna, SPA, bar/lounge, bicycles, a charging column for electric vehicles, restaurant, buffet breakfast, board games, shuttle or free taxi service, car rental, meeting rooms, solarium, concierge and a 24-hour reception, currency exchange, 24-hour check-in and laundry and dry-cleaning services.

The rooms, soundproofed, non-smokers and with pool view, have blackout curtains, air conditioning, kettle, sofa, private balcony, safe, tiled or marble floors, minibar, radio and a flat-screen TV.

Walking along the river you can reach the “Uffizi” and “Ponte Vecchio”, it is also possible to reach the main places of tourist interest thank the free shuttle service or using bicycles offered by the hotel with no extra cost.

Wine tour da Firenze

Best wine tours from Florence

Florence is one of the most famous and appreciated Italian cities in the world.

Cradle of the Renaissance, it has a charm that makes it able to attract more than ten million tourists a year.

City of art, it is considered to be one of the most important cultural centers in the whole world and the birthplace of the Italian language.

Florence is famous not only for its museums or the monuments or its geniuses of the past, but is also well known by tourists because of its culinary art.

Food has always been a strength for Italy and Florence perfectly embodies the vast food and wine heritage of its region.

Tuscan wines, in particular, are considered among the finest Italian wines all over the world and Florence is in an excellent location if you want to do a wine tour.

In the south of Florence, in fact, there is the Chianti valley where the homonymous wine is produced.

It has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its renowned wines.

Florence offers multiple types of wine tours, let’s find out which are the best.

Tuscany in one day

If you are in Florence and you have a day off then this is the tour for you.

You will have the opportunity to visit three locations: Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa.

You will move safely in an air-conditioned car with an expert guide of the places, you will see.

You will enjoy an excellent lunch in the Chianti hills in a winery where you will have the opportunity to taste the wines produced inside.

Countryside wine tour

Tipic tuscany countryside

The best solution for those traveling in small groups.

Leave Florence for a trip through the vineyards, olive groves, and Tuscan hills.

Get ready to visit two important wineries in the Chianti region where you will also have the opportunity to enter the cellars and be able to see for yourself the most important stages of wine production.

Taste different qualities of wine and extra virgin olive oil with platters of typical local products.

You will be guided by an expert guide and you will be able to enjoy detailed explanations being a small group of participants.

Chianti afternoon wine tour

The best solution for those who want to enjoy an evening of tradition and charm.

Start from Florence and visit the rural villages of the Chianti valley, tasting different types of wine and tasting excellent typical products during the sunset from the Tuscan hills.

Before returning to Florence you will have the opportunity to see the suggestive fortress of Castellina.

Fiat 500 wine tour

Vintage Fiat 500

Get behind the wheel of one of the vehicles that made the history of the Italian automotive tradition.

Live a unique experience that will culminate with the visit of a fifteenth-century villa located in the heart of Tuscany.

You will explore its cellars and vineyards while tasting the most varied types of wine and local products.

Drive your vintage Fiat 500 with confidence thanks to the instructions of an expert guide.

Pasta making wine tour

Home-made pasta

The best solution for those who want to visit unique places and are willing to get their hands dirty.

Start from Florence and visit an ancient Tuscan castle, explore its vineyard, cellars, and winery.

Inside you will have the opportunity to take part in a hand-made pasta lesson and at lunchtime you can eat the fruits of your job while enjoying three types of wine produced by the factory itself.

Private wine tour

Enjoy a private visit to the home of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino.

Start from Florence in a luxury vehicle equipped with air conditioning and certified guide and enjoy the splendid landscape between the ancient roads of Tuscany and the view of the beautiful medieval city of Montalcino.

You will visit three historic wineries including one family-run.

You will taste two variants of wine, Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, enjoying a lunch based on local products which will be illustrated and explained by the producers themselves.

Vespa wine tour

Vintage italian vespa

The best solution for those who want to immerse themselves in the Italian tradition.

Start from Florence on a vintage Vespa to fully experience the air of the Tuscan countryside while admiring all its splendid views.

Explore the Chianti’s region along its ancient roads and stop in a typical winery tasting the wines produced in the area.

Before getting back on your Vespa and returning to Florence, enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with local products.

Sommelier wine tour

Explore the land of Chianti and discover its treasures under the guidance of a certified expert sommelier.

The best solution for those who want to taste the excellent wines produced in this area as well as learn their many organoleptic characteristics.

You will visit three important wineries in the Chianti valley where you can attend a real wine lesson and then enjoy an excellent typical Italian lunch.

Live a 360 ° experience without worrying about the trip, a comfortable car, in fact, will accompany you on this unforgettable day.

Greve wine tour

The best solution for those who want to visit the places that made the history of the Chianti valley.

Travel through the rolling hills and historic vineyards of the Tuscan countryside, visit two important wineries in the Chianti area, meet the wine producers and let yourself be guided in the tasting of their finest products while enjoying a typical Tuscan finger food aperitif.

This tour will allow you to visit the splendid “Greve in Chianti“, a town in the metropolitan area of Florence which in the Middle Ages became the main market in the area.

Bike wine tour

Bicycle trip

The best solution for those who have an adventurous spirit and want to be in contact with nature of the Tuscan countryside.

Enjoy this fantastic two-day bike tour starting from Florence, a certified guide will accompany you step by step in your journey.

On the first day, you will stop in a typical winery in the Chianti valley where you will have the opportunity to taste the best wines produced.

Afterward, you will visit the famous butcher of Panzano, Dario Cecchini, you will spend the night at Villa Rosa where you can enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner.

On the second day you will continue your exploration of the Chianti area culminating with your arrival in the city of Siena.

One hour wine tour

Solution suitable for those who have a full agenda and cannot dedicate a full day to wine tours.

Taste Tuscan wines and extra virgin olive oils in a historic wine shop located in the heart of Florence.

For each wine, you can savor the delicious flavors of Tuscany that best match what you are drinking.

To ensure that the experience can reach a high degree of customization, this tour is suitable for families, couples or small groups of people.

Sunset wine tour

Sunset wine glass

Excellent solution for those are in Florence for a romantic trip.

Explore the Oltrarno district and stroll through the beautiful monuments of the city.

You will participate in a tasting of refined Chianti wines accompanied by the typical crostoni and other delicacies of Tuscan cuisine.

After crossing the Arno river you will have the opportunity to stop in an ancient tavern and take part in a further tasting.

San Gimignano wine tour

The little town of San Gimignano

Solution suitable for those who want to experience the food and wine tradition of the historic Chianti area.

The particular wine tour will last three days, you will leave Florence and the first stop will be Siena, you will visit the city and you will be able to admire its monuments.

Afterward, you will have the opportunity to stay for two nights in the splendid setting of the village of San Gimignano, getting lost in its squares, narrow alleys and beautiful churches.

You will also have the opportunity to dine in a typical restaurant where you can try the typical traditional dishes.

The tour will culminate with a visit to a historic Chianti winery to taste the fine wines and get information on their production process.

After the tasting you will return to Florence in the evening.

Carmignano wine tour

Thanks to this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful area surrounding the village of Carmignano.

Since ancient times, vines have been cultivated in this area and the fruits produced, with a particular fruity flavor has increased its importance more and more.

During this tour you will visit the vineyards and cellars in the heart of Carmignano with an expert guide and sommelier who will explain all the steps of the wine production and aging processes.

At the end of the tour of the cellars you can take part in a tasting of the typical wines of the area accompanied by a lunch based on local Tuscan products.

Val D’Orcia wine tour

Val D'Orcia's view

Move from Florence to the southern area of the province of Siena to the wine regions of Orcia and Montepulciano.

Fall in love with the beautiful rural landscapes on this wine tour that will allow you to combine tourism and tradition.

You will have lunch in an organic farm with panoramic views of the Val D’Orcia where you can taste the delicious cheeses that are produced.

Then you can discover the entire production process of the cheeses you have tasted, starting from milking to get to the finished product.

The tour will continue with a visit to the splendid city of Montepulciano where you will visit a family-run winery with the opportunity to stroll through its vineyards while tasting the famous Nobile di Montepulciano wine.

Best Hotels in Siena

The ultimate list of the best hotels in Siena

Siena is one of the most famous medieval cities in Italy and around the world. Situated between the hills, it stands on high ground and overlooks the beautiful and evocative landscapes of Tuscany.

Siena is renowned for both the high quality wines and its prime meat products, as well for the Palio, one of the most famous historical re-enactments in the world. People of all nationalities meet twice a year in Piazza del Campo to attend this event which is one of the most suggestive and discussed ever.

Despite its modest dimensions, Siena has a rich, fervent and engaging atmosphere. Tourism brings great wealth to the city and although the locals are very attached to their traditions, they are well disposed towards tourists of all nationalities.

The city offers breathtaking views and getting lost walking through the several streets that cross the city is an activity that anyone should do at least once in life. Every corner offers something to see: churches and statues, elegant shops and restaurants. If Tuscany is renowned for being the cradle of some of the greatest artists of Italy, Siena is certainly one of the places where art is truly alive.

Here is the list of the best hotels in Siena to spend a memorable holiday in one of the most beautiful town in Italy. And if you want to explore the landscape tasting some very high quality wine, you should read our guide on the best wine tours in Siena.

Hotel Italy

A few meters from the historic centre of Siena, Hotel Italia is located near Porta Camollia, the northern entrance in the walls of Siena. To reach the heart of the city, Piazza del Campo, you need to walk for 15-20 minutes, crossing the suggestive streets of Siena.

There are different types of rooms thought to meet every need. The prices vary according to the period and the choice of the room, but they are still contained and accessible to most. The Hotel has a Pet-friendly policy.

Hotel Italia offers a series of free services that will make even the most demanding traveler happy. Breakfast is included in the price and it is rich and provides both sweet and savory dishes. In addition, the kitchen is also Vegan and Gluten Free on request.

For lovers of fun and relax, in the period between May and September, Hotel Italia offers the opportunity to cool off in the pool. The structure that hosts the pool is the twin Hotel Italia (4-star) located just 600 meters from the hotel. By requesting a pass at the reception, you can access the pool for free. Every person older than 4 years, have to spend at least € 5 at the bar.

The streest near Camollia are full of shops, among which you can browse local products, and clubs, where you can spend pleasant evenings. The strategic position guarantees peaceful evenings free from city noises.

Being located outside the Controlled Traffic Zone, the hotel is easily accessible by car and offers private parking. The location is quite convenient and reaching it is not a problem for those who move by public transport.

Hotel Arcobaleno 

Outside the city walls, near Porta Camollia, you can find Hotel Arcobaleno. Built inside a recently renovated 19th-century manor house. The hotel maintains all the original beauty of the historic building in which it was created and grants anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday a warm and familiar atmosphere. Despite being in an urban area, there is no lack of greenery, in fact, outside there is a very rich garden adorned with plants and flowers and a terrace where you can relax with an aperitif.

Rooms are modern and elegant and includes all the comforts: television, independent heating, free WiFi 24h. The price of the single room is variable but contained, and that’s because of the strategic position of the structure. The continental breakfast is buffet style and included in the price. During the rest of the day, there is a Bar service where you can enjoy a romantic aperitif on the terrace or just to relax with a good cup of tea.

Siena panoramic Terrace

The hotel can be easily reached both by car and by public transport and offers free private parking. To reach the center of Siena you need to walk for several minutes, and to help you in these regards the hotel offers a bike rental service, so you can move quickly and explore the city with the wind in your hair. Just remember that Siena stands on a hill and therefore if you intend to ride a bicycle, get ready to face numerous climbs and descents. Inside the walls, there are not many cars that circulate which is a plus, since they could annoy the bicycle trip.

With a supplement it is possible to bring your animal friend to the structure.

Piazza Paradiso Accommodation

The property is located a few meters from the Cathedral of Siena and just 5 minutes from Piazza del Campo. Being in a very central position and within the walls, the hotel does not have a private car park. The city of Siena is built in such a way that each area within the walls is easily accessible on foot or by taking advantage of the small bus lines that connect the various areas.

Piazza Paradiso offers rooms complete with every comfort, with memory foam or latex beds, modern furniture and parquet floors. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and in each room, there is an independent air conditioner.

The location is extremely advantageous for those who intend to discover all the corners of the city and the beauties hidden in the alleys of Siena. A few steps from the hotel there are numerous typical shops and restaurants. If you are looking for a nice place to eat, ask local people and discover the true cuisine of the city.

Depending on the period it is possible to find advantageous offers to spend a relaxing holiday without spending a fortune. To find the best price, consult the website or call the hotel directly.

Hotel Chiusarelli 

In a central position, the Hotel Chiusarelli allows you to move easily within the walls and to reach the main places of interest in a short time. Inside the walls, near the Artemio Franchi Stadium of Siena, you can reach Piazza del Campo with no more than 5 minutes on foot.

The structure was created in a neoclassical Villa and maintains its architecture and charm. Inside, frescoed rooms and modern style come together with synergy to offer a stay of beauty and art. The hotel has 48 rooms equipped with every comfort, including WiFi internet, Sky Vision television, bathrooms with shower or bathtub. The prices of the single rooms are higher than the hotels in the surroundings, justified by the optimal location and the numerous services offered.

The breakfast is continental and proposes a wide choice of typical dishes in its restaurant, as well as the opportunity to relax on a beautiful terrace surrounded by greenery.

Despite the central location, the hotel offers a small, free, non-bookable parking, just outside the city walls. Alternatively, you can ask a private garage for € 15 per day.

Best Western Hotel – San Marco 

Located in the western part of the city, outside the walls, the structure was inaugurated in 2004 thanks to the collaboration of some of the best Italian designers. This 3-stars hotel reserves a series of innovative and original services for all its customers and despite its peripheral location, it is well connected to the main attractions of the city.

For guests who come by car, the hotel offers a large covered parking area, which is great since it often rains during the cold seasons. You will also find a modern acoustic correction system to ensure comfort and relaxation during all hours of the day.

Although it does not have its own restaurant inside, the Best Western has many agreements with some of the best restaurants in the city. Don’t worry, though, because of the continental breakfast is included in the price and can satisfy both sweet and savory lovers.

There are numerous comforts and accessories found in the 28 rooms of the Best Western San Marco, including free WiFi, television and heating. The price ranges are variable and adapt to every type of need.

Hotel Minerva 

Hotel Minerva is a historic hotel in Siena. It is located within the city walls, in the north of the city, a few steps from Piazza del Campo. The hotel is suitable for both business travelers and those who want to relax and enjoy a holiday in one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy.

Campo Square

The Minerva has 56 rooms, divided by class: Easy, Elegant Standard, Superior Room and Junior Suite. Regardless of the price range, each room can praise peculiarities that enhance the architectural characteristics of the historic building.

A great plus is the possibility to park inside a guarded garage. The garage is located outside the controlled Traffic Zone and has a fixed daily cost, which can vary according to the season.

The morning at the Minerva hotel begins with an abundant buffet breakfast, rich in both sweet and savory dishes, including numerous local products.

One of the strong points of the hotel is certainly its panoramic garden, from which you can taste one of the many products of the internal bar while admiring the splendid Sienese panorama.

The price range compared to the 4 types of rooms varies between € 60 and € 150 per night.

Relais Degli Angeli

The Relais degli Angeli rises in an ancient noble palace and presents itself in all its elegance and artistic caliber. The interiors are luxurious and frescoed, the rooms large and modern, and all just a few steps from the heart of Siena, Piazza del Campo.

The hotel offers its guests an extremely abundant breakfast. A rich buffet based on local products of the highest quality. You can enjoy your breakfast both in the main room or on a magnificent terrace overlooking the city streets. The menu also includes dishes selected for celiacs and vegans. On request, breakfast is also served in the room.

Inside the structure there are common areas where guests can relax while enjoying a hot drink or reading a book, without any distractions. For all guests, the hotel offers a refreshment corner where you can eat and drink at any time of the day so that you can organize your day in the best possible way and in full autonomy.

The prices of the rooms are obviously higher than the other hotels, but perfectly inline with the standards of the other structures that can praise such an advantageous position. However, different solutions are offered for different types of guests, with a good variety of price ranges.

Animals are not allowed in this structure.

Hotel Garden 

The Hotel Garden is located outside the city walls of Siena, surrounded by an eighteenth-century garden characterized by beautiful flowers and ancient statues. The location is convenient for those arriving by car and it is also excellent for those traveling by public transport, as it is not far from the train station. Near the hotel entrance, there is a bus stop which takes you to the city center in just 5 minutes.

The Garden offers 120 rooms, complete with every comfort and divided according to needs, from the Economy ones, comfortable and accessible, to the Junior Suites, equipped and luxurious. Consequently, the prices also vary according to customer requests.

The hotel’s restaurant has an extensive menu and prepares dishes for intolerant and celiac on request. In addition, you can enjoy a selection of excellent quality wines typical of the Sienese and Tuscan territory in general.

Among the services that the Garden provides, there are the seasonal swimming pool for both kids and adult, a tennis court, a large parking area for residents and the possibility to organize tours in the city or in the country area

Grand Hotel Continental 

Just a few steps from Piazza del Campo, the Continental stands out as one of the most luxurious in Siena. Housed in a 16th-century building, the Grand Hotel is the only a 5-star Boutique Hotel in the city center.

The building counts 51 rooms, elegantly frescoed and with Tuscan terracotta floors. There are many types of rooms that are made available to the guest during the booking phase, each with its own comforts and peculiarities, all with the same class and elegance.

The Grand Hotel Continental can praise a large restaurant with a refined menu, open to both guests and tourists who want to stop for a meal. One of the strong points of the restaurant is certainly the selection of local wines from the most renowned vineyards.

Siena, Piazza del campo

Among the services that the structure offers, there is the possibility of organizing numerous experiences within the city of Siena and throughout Tuscany.

Pets are allowed but you will need to contact the hotel first to decide the details of your stay with your animal friend.

The prices of the Grand Hotel vary according to the room selection and maybe quite high for those who do not have large sums, but the experience that is offered is certainly worth the cost.

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Chianti wine tours from Siena

If you have decided to spend a few days in the splendid setting of Siena, you will certainly getting lost within its historical and cultural beauties and its culinary delicacies.

What you probably don’t know is that Siena also allows you to be able to visit the historic area of Chianti, which extends to the north of the city untill the southern part of Florence.

Chianti area has a mountain range straddling the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo and the cities in this area form part of the production area of ​​Chianti, DOCG red wine.

There are many tourists, both Italians and from all over the world, who visit this area every year to taste the typical products that this land offers and to discover the places where these products are made.

The ways in which tourists enjoy these experiences are many and various. Let’s see which are the most popular.

Castles tour and wine taste

The best solution for those who travel or want to join a small group of people (eight people max).

This tour allows you to visit three historic Italian castles in the Chianti area by combining it with a taste of the area’s Chianti wines.

The first is the castle of Brolio, known as the birthplace of Chianti, the second is the Vertine castle, previously a fortified village, and the third, the last but not the least, is the medieval village of the castle of Ama.

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Bike tour and wine taste

The best solution for those who want a full immersion in the natural beauty that Tuscany offers by adding a pinch of sport and a good dose of adventure.

This tour allows you to ride your electric bicycle through the picturesque streets of Chianti, visit an ancient monastery and taste typical wine inside a family-run winery.

All you have to do is take advantage of a beautiful day and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds this beautiful location.

Vineyards dinner

The best solution for those traveling as a couple or in a group.

This tour allows you to visit a typical Tuscan farmhouse starting with an internal tour of the company where you will have the opportunity to taste the wine home-produced, then you will enjoy an aperitif in a vineyard at sunset and everything will culminate with a dinner at base of typical products of the Chianti valley.

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Town center wine tour

The best solution for those traveling to see the beautiful towns in the Chianti Area.

This tour allows you to visit two beautiful small towns: San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.

A luxury air-conditioned vehicle, with wi-fi on board, will take you to the city center of the towns where you will spend some free-time through their ancient streets.

You will see not only the best restaurants of the area but the hidden places too, where the locals usually dine.

In addition, this tour will allow you to visit three famous Chianti wineries.

Vespa wine tour

The best solution for those travelling to see the hills of Tuscany in a truly Italian style.

If you are a group passionate about Italian culture, there is nothing better than admiring the beautiful landscapes of the Chianti area on your Vespa.

This tour will allow you to ride a Vespa all day by visiting beautiful medieval villages, tasting a typical lunch while sipping good Chianti, relaxing inside a winery before returning to Siena under the supervision of an expert guide.

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Grape stomping wine tour

The best solution for those who love the cultural tradition of Tuscany.

Get into the spirit of one of the oldest practices in Italy, take off your shoes and take part in the most famous moment of the “vendemmia”: the crushing of the grapes with bare feet!

You will actively participate in the life of a typical Tuscan winery, you can taste the best Chianti wines while enjoying a fantastic typical lunch.

An expert guide will join you all the way.

Fiat 500 wine tour

The best solution for those who love vintage cars.

Explore the ancient streets of Tuscany driving a vintage Fiat 500, head to the beautiful town of Monteriggioni and take a break in a local vineyard.

You will have the opportunity to fully experience the Tuscan air by tasting typical dishes of Italian cuisine and sipping a good Chianti.

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A Month in Tuscany: An Experience to Live

We generally recommend to everyone who really wants to get a taste of Tuscany to give yourself an entire month to spend in and explore Tuscany. There are many cities to explore, such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Arezzo as well as entire regions, such as Chianti and Val d’Orcia. Usually no one can not reside all of these days to all the region, but if you do have some flexibility, try to get more days in Tuscany rather than less.

Do you actually thinking to stay in Tuscany? Wonderful! Then we recommend dividing up the time and finding two bases, one is nearby north and one in the southern part of the region, so that you can spend more time exploring the historical areas closer to you in each part.

Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Without any hesitation, these are some places to stay in Tuscany. The Tuscan countryside in the very central area between Florence and Siena, which just also happens to enclose the entire wine region of Chianti within its borders.

If you stay anywhere in this area (from San Miniato in the west to the Valdarno in the east), you will generally be within an hour ride or less from the majority of all of the sights, you’ll want to visit in Tuscany.

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Places like Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, the Chianti wine area with its many hilltop towns, Siena, Volterra, Arezzo, the Crete Senesi, and the Val d’Orcia are the best to stay.

In particular, we suggest staying in the Tuscan countryside to experience the best side of Tuscany through volognano.com. Many villas and farmhouses in the hills of Tuscany have become castles, apartments, hotels, and B&Bs that welcome travelers and become the ideal base to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the hills, even coast and mountains.

For staying it is not mandatory to have your own car but it’s better to have on to enjoy the driving experiences near the countryside of Tuscany.

As mentioned by car (whether you drive here or rent a car) to be able to pick any property without regard to their location and to explore the region (and cities) on day trips, heading out to explore in a new direction every day.

5 ideas on how to live a month in Tuscany

Tuscany offers the perfect blend of rural and city life from home to hillside towns, rustic countryside, picturesque coastal towns and prosperous cities. The region’s rich Renaissance culture and luscious landscapes attract tourists, retirees and expats alike, and as a result, Tuscany is home to more than 4 million people.

Staying to all the Tuscany’s Renaissance Cities

From Florence and Lucca to Pisa and its famous tower, Tuscany is home to many awe-inspiring cities known for their historic beauty and immersive culture.

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Visiting Florence

The heart of Tuscany lies in Florence. This city has been home to some of the world’s greatest artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Masaccio, and Michelangelo.

Beautifully placed with museums, churches, art galleries, operas and so much more, Florence practically breathes culture and offers a plethora of experience.

An author who has been living in Tuscany since 1988 named Meaghan said in his book Good Tastes of Tuscany is “Living in Florence is easy; you can walk everywhere, go to the bar, have an espresso while relaxing in the piazza and being surrounded by art in each corner“.

As you might expect, the cost of living is slightly more expensive in Florence than it is in other Tuscan cities including Pisa. Florence is also home to one of the two international airports in Tuscany – Pisa being the other.

When it comes to job opportunities, Florence is best known for the production of jewelry, perfume, ceramics, and leather, as well as famous for unusual production techniques such as marbling and mosaicking.

Tourism is the major economic sector in Florence. Who knows both Italian and English may found numerous jobs here.  On the other hand who came here for livelihood, If they have strong technical skills and experience, it may well be worth exploring these options says Meaghan.

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Residing in Lucca

It is situated to the west of Florence, closer to the coast, “Lucca is one of the cities most favored by many visitors. Known as the city of 100 churches, it too is renowned for its historic monuments and breathtaking Renaissance architecture” says Marta, an expat who has lived in Massarosa, Tuscany for 14 years.

Exploring the enchanting city by foot is like a dream – made everything easier by the fact that almost everything is within walking distance with quaint cobbled streets and pretty piazzas and promenades.

Lucca is the perfect place for those looking to enjoy the city life at a relaxed pace with a lower cost of living and a slower pace of life. Side by side, Lucca “is not as overrun by tourists all year round as is, say, nearby Florence” adds Marta.

Tourism, however, does play a major part in Lucca’s economy, and there are plenty of job opportunities in this sector for expats to grow their careers.

People may also find opportunities in the industrial sector (paper, marine, mechanical, chemical and pharmaceutical) which is also an important addition to Lucca’s economy.

Exploring Pisa

It takes less than an hour’s drive from Lucca lies Pisa, mostly known by tourists for its famous Leaning Tower. But this is not the only piece of incredible architecture that inhabits Pisa: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Pisa Baptistery and the Scuola Normale are also architectural jewels which are not to be ignored.

The overall cost of living in both Florence and Lucca is higher than it is in Pisa, especially when it comes to buying and renting property. Pisa is a great place for expat families and students alike with plenty of real estate opportunities to pursue and fantastic education options to explore.

Like its other linked cities, Pisa offers plenty of opportunities in the tourism industry. Expats may also find potential career ways in the wine, oil, leather or trade sectors.

Home to the largest airport in Tuscany – Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport – getting to Pisa is much easier. Getting around far from Pisa is even more so easier.

As a small city, you can easily get to where you want to go by foot or bike, but if you want to explore the surrounding area, the only option is to use the city’s bus service.

Just to keep in mind that the historic center of Pisa is a car-free zone, there is no opportunities to drive there at all.

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Take a short tour to San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a perfect haven for visitors or retirees looking to embrace a slower pace of living, a picturesque medieval hill town situated in the stunning Tuscan countryside.

Tourists visit San Gimignano for day trips to marvel at the archaic 13th century walls and neck-craning towers which encircle the historic old town.

Also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, San Gimignano may be a small town but there is huge of shopping opportunities, including specialty food and wine shops, and getting around is easy.

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Driving through Chianti Vineyards

It’s difficult to define the lines of the Chianti area in Tuscany, because the name ‘Chianti’ traditionally refers to the area between Florence and Siena where Chianti wine is produced.

Chianti area is located just south of Florence and is known for its gentle hills, countless vineyards, and olive groves, rustic villages, stone churches, and more.

As well as incredible landscapes and a thriving wine production sector, Chianti offers plenty of unique shopping and sightseeing opportunities.

Tuscany – the land of vineyards, rolling hills, renaissance culture and so much more whether you choose to relocate to a quaint coastal town or settle in an enchanting city, there are lots of places to choose from.

 

Limited vs Unlimited Time Options

Even if you’re staying less than a month, my top recommendation is to stay in the central area and enjoy a day driving around the countryside visiting the villages spread across the landscape, a day in a city such as Florence or Siena and so on, depending on the amount of days you have.

If you’re staying longer than a month, we would suggest you divide your time between two bases, one being in the Chianti area and another in the Val d’Orcia in southern Tuscany.

In this way, you can explore further to the north, going into the Mugello to the north of Florence or exploring the Apennines north of Pistoia and then moving to the area south of Siena (or vice versa) to better explore both the many small towns there (Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, etc) as well as Arezzo and Cortona to the east.

If you’re planning to include a visit to the Cinque Terre during your time in Tuscany, I would suggest you do it from Chianti.

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Florence your travel guide to know history, art, fashion, food and wine

Florence is one of the most famous Italian cities in the world. It owes its immense popularity to the historical and cultural events of which it was the protagonist, to the artistic treasures it houses, to the thriving food and wine culture and to Italian fashion, of which it has often made its spokesman.

The vastness of attractions that it offers often makes it difficult for tourists to organize a tour of the city capable of capturing all that it has to offer.

Therefore we propose our mini-guide, a sort of Bignami of the Tuscan chief town. So, inside this article there are numerous ‘Tips’, suggestions on what must-do Florence has to offer.

Where is Florence?

Florence is somehow the beating heart of Italy and is located in the center of Tuscany.

The city is immersed in an area as enchanting as the urban center itself. In fact, it is surrounded by  Terre del Chianti, Mugello and Valdelsa. These rural areas, with their soft hills and endless vineyards, are able to amplify the magic of the beautiful city.

Its strategic position has always made Florence a place of passage and exchange, particularly important for the Italian economy. In fact, the city is located between the northern Milan, Turin and Venice and the southernmost Rome and Naples.

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Art in Florence: 5 things to see

One of the greatest pride of Florence is certainly the abundance of Renaissance artistic productions it hosts. In fact, the Italian Renaissance began properly in the Tuscan chief town, through the work of the great architect Brunelleschi.

Furthermore, the museum complexes that enrich the city offers true masterpieces, of inestimable value, made by brilliant minds such as those of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian.

Now we present you some of the treasures that you will have the chance to admire in Florence.

CATHEDRAL OF FLORENCE

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo of Florence, is a remarkable architectural work having Gothic style and located at the beginning of the historical center of the city.

This splendid Cathedral, designed by Brunelleschi, was inaugurated in 1436 and presents interesting and precious works such as the building itself.

In particular, indoors it is possible to admire L’ultimo Giudizio, a work made by Giorgio Vasari, and a particular clock built on the Ora Italica (it shows, therefore, all 24 hours of the day).

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PONTE VECCHIO

It is probably possible to consider the Ponte Vecchio as one of the main symbols of the city of Florence.

This bridge represents the oldest building able to cross the banks of the Arno. Specifically, it was designed and built by Taddeo Gaddi from 1345.

Initially, this architectural work welcomed the meat market along its parapets. To date, however, the bridge mainly houses jewelers and luxury watches.

GARDENS OF BOBOLI

Located next to Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens is a verdant area whose construction was commissioned by the Medici family.

The garden does not have a flat structure and covers 30 hectares. The area is enriched by numerous statues and marble fountains, so many to consider the park an open-air museum.

Moreover, always in the green oasis stands the Kaffeehaus which, as the name suggests, is a rococo style structure that was used in the nineteenth century to drink a very Italian coffee.

LA PRIMAVERA

Inside the Uffizi Gallery, Botticelli’s wonderful work ‘La Primavera’ is performed. It was made at the end of the 15th century.

This painting reproduces various figures of classical mythology immersed in a forest of orange and dark laurel. The goal and meaning of the work is largely hidden, but the author certainly want to celebrate love and prosperity, among other things.

What denotes the artist’s ability in this context is certainly the attention to detail. In particular, among the vegetation, it is possible to distinguish 138 different plants.

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BACCO

Still in the Uffizi Gallery, it is possible to admire Bacchus, an original product by Caravaggio, made between 1596 and 1597.

The remarkable element of the painting is the extremely naturalistic rendering of the fruit basket and the cup of wine that adorn the human figure. Bacchus is depicted as stunned by a lot of wine and tries to convey the freedom of the senses that characterized the classical era.

History in Florence: 5 things to know

The history of Florence is inevitably intertwined with the history of the entire peninsula. As I anticipated, the Tuscan capital was a place of passage, much appreciated and contested, since the times of the Roman Empire.

The city was founded in 59 BC and called Florentia, when the Roman civilization assimilated the Etruscan one. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city became the theater of clashes between the Goths and the Byzantines, and then find themselves under the Lombard domination.

In the 8th century, Florence became part of the Holy Roman Empire and Charlemagne himself stopped there two different times.

We are now reporting some of the main and most important events that, starting from the thirteenth century, had as their protagonist the Tuscan capital, then a simple municipality.

GUELFI AND GHIBELLINI

The war between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines is certainly one of the most famous and tragic historical moments in Florence.

Between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, while the city was at its maximum economic and demographic splendor, the two factions disputed the succession to the crown.

The Guelphs were spokesmen for the power of Pope Clement IV, who supported them openly. This fringe, formed mainly by people of the people, represented the majority of Florence and was contrary to noble privileges.

Among Ghibellines, however, the Florentine nobility was almost entirely placed. Their faction was supported by the German Emperor and was particularly contrary to the church’s interference in political matters.

The violent struggles ended in 1293 when the Ghibellines, strongly weakened and injured by the loss of the emperor’s support were expelled from the organs of power.

TUMULTO DEI CIOMPI

With Tumulto dei Ciompi is indicated a revolt activated by one of the most humble classes of workers in Florence in the 14th century.

In fact, in 1378 the ciompi, or the battilani, started to protest for the impossibility of creating their own art, a Guild.

On 24 June, therefore, led by Michele di Lando, this poor part of the population managed to enter Palazzo Priore and obtain the much-desired permission.

I MEDICI

The Medici, who had been the richest family in Florence for a long time managed to take possession of it and gain control of it in 1434, thanks to the political ambitions of Cosimo il Vecchio.

This wealthy family had no noble or dynastic origin, but was able, gradually and without causing too much clamor, to make a successful social and economic climb.

The rich family had obtained their wealth mainly through the exchange of works of art and other business, conducted mainly with the State of the Church. In particular, they had become bankers of the pope and had, always with the latter, made an agreement for the monopoly of alum.

The Medici family was at the head of Florence for almost 350 years, interspersed with short periods of the Republic.

Who was able to distinguish himself within this time frame is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose patronage has given a push and decisive incentives to the development of the artistic heritage for which the city is renowned today.

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FLOOD IN THE FIRST AFTERNOON

Because of its foundation right around the banks of the Arno, floods are a phenomenon that has unfortunately often affected the beautiful Florence.

In particular, in 1966 this natural disaster violently struck the city and caused the death of 34 people.

In addition to the significant human loss, this violent penetration of water inexorably ruined or destroyed various works of art. Fortunately, this event captured international attention in a special way and after a short time a large number of volunteers from all over the world became active in the recovery and restoration of many works of great artistic value damaged.

PESTE NERA

A phenomenon that strongly marked Florence and the whole of Europe was the epidemic of the Black Death in 1348.

The infection spread rapidly and it is estimated that it caused a reduction in the population of the Tuscan chief town of a quantity between 40% and 60%.

The tragic moment was a great inspiration to Boccaccio, who in the Decameron best portrayed the destroyed and dispersed Florentine society due to the fear and pain caused by the epidemic.

Fashion in Florence

Speaking of made in Italy fashion began in Florence thanks to Giovanni Battista Giorgini in 1951.

In general, the city boasts a thriving high fashion industry with a centuries-old tradition. In fact, many of the most famous Italian Fashion Houses, reference points for the international scene, have been conceived and born in the Tuscan chief town. Among the famous designers who started their atelier in Florence, we find Gucci, Enrico Coveri, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Patrizia Pepe, and many others.

Their luxury boutiques do not have a casual placement, they are all concentrated in an area that goes from Via De ‘Tornabuoni and Via di Vigna nuova, specifically called the luxury commercial district.

The close link between the city and Italian fashion is also evident from many initiatives related to fashion that are parallel hosted in Florence.

Firstly, in the capital, it has its headquarters in La Costume Gallery, the only Italian museum dedicated to the history of Italian fashion. Secondly, it is possible to admire the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, where part of the collection of over 10,000 shoes produced by the Maison is displayed. Then, there are many events related to fashion activated by the city (like Pitti Immagine). Finally, in Florence, there are numerous fashion schools: Polimoda, Italian Academy, Leather School, and IED.

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Food in Florence: what to eat

When planning a trip to Florence it often happens to be so fascinated and involved in how beautiful it is to see that you can’t give the right weight to what good there is to eat.

The food and wine culture of the city is strong and rich. Moreover, Florence can boast the birth of several of the most popular dishes of our cuisine, having meat as its main element.

Therefore, before going to visit the city, we advise you to inquire about the most typical of its restaurants, its food and its stalls have to offer.

Here are some of the tastiest food you will have the chance to taste in the Tuscan capital.

SANDWICH WITH LAMPREDOTTO

We suggest you not only traditional dishes of the Sunday lunch but also tasty street food.

A classic example of Florentine street food is the Panino con il lampredotto. The latter is one of the oldest dishes of the Tuscan tradition and includes a sandwich fills with offal obtained from the abomasum, a part of the digestive tract of cattle, called its lampredotto.

Furthermore, the lampredotto is carefully seasoned with green sauce, salt, pepper and a pinch of spicy.

Although the raw materials may not be exciting at all, the flavor of this dish is unique and easily appreciated.

Historically this particular sandwich was born in 1400 as poor food and was sold by street vendors on carts. This tradition has been partly maintained: even today on the streets of Florence you can find lampredottai, which sell the dish inside small kiosks.

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 FLORENTINE TRIPPA

Remaining on the subject, the second dish of which we speak is the Florentine tripe, which is obtained from the waste of slaughtered meats.

The succulent dish is one of the cornerstones of the popular local cuisine and it seems to have origins in the same period of the sandwich with lampredotto.

Always considered a poor dish, the tripe originally included the dressing of various offal with a special mix of aromas. To date, the recipe has been changed slightly and includes the addition of tomato and grated parmesan

Also, in this case, there were special vendors to take care of the sale of the dish, the tripe makers, who today have moved to banquets and sell the dish in the markets.

CROSTINI DI FEGATO

An appetizer to which the Florentines cannot give up, a strong and succulent opening of the famous Sunday lunch, are liver crostini.

A dish that its goodness and its unique flavor has become an integral part of the gastronomic tradition of all of central Italy, but which originated in the splendid city.

Tasting it is a real experience that will be difficult to escape, because the dish is masterfully offered by any restaurant of traditional cuisine where you can go during your stay.

Even of Roman origin, the main component of the dish is the chicken livers that are delicately blended into the chianti vin santo.

The latter is further flavored with fine chopped capers, anchovy fillets, and broth.

Even the bread is not chosen randomly. Tradition has it that the Florentine whisk is used, a bread having a shape similar to a baguette, which can be dipped in broth, left natural or toasted.

PEPOSO DELL’IMPRUNETA

 In Florence, as has already clearly emerged, treating meat in all its parts is truly an art and is celebrated like a work present in the Uffizi gallery.

Among the main courses to be tasted absolutely we have the Peposo dell’Impruneta.

This stew takes its name from the rich amount of pepper added to it and from the place called Impruneta, situated among the verdant hills of Florence.

Moreover, this long-cooking course requires that the meat is blended into a full-bodied red wine, usually the classic Chianti.

FLORENTINE STEAK

The Florentine steak is probably the queen of Tuscan cuisine, perhaps even of all Italian meat dishes. In other words, it is certainly the bone, the Chianina beef and the height that must not fall below 4 fingers.

Another distinctive element, which not everyone is able to appreciate, it’s his cooking. In fact, the steak should be cooked in a way that maintains a rose brilliant in its interior.

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WINE IN FLORENCE: 5 BEST WINES

As we anticipated, Florence is also famous for its food and wine culture.

In particular, the vineyards and wineries that arise in its surroundings are deeply intertwined with the Florentine tradition.

The ancient bond does not depend only on the goodness of its grapes, but also on the profound financial support that this activity has always represented for the city and the region. Even today, Tuscan wine is among the most exported from Italy and appreciated all over the world.

Specifically, in the surroundings of Florence there are two DOCG (Chianti and classic Chianti), five DOC (the Bianco dell’Empolese, the Colli dell’Etruria Centrale, the Pomino, the Vinsanto del Chianti and the Vinsanto del Chianti Classico) and three IGT (Alta Valle della Greve, Central Tuscany, and Tuscany)

Now let’s see some more details.

CHIANTI CLASSICO

It is said that Chianti Classico has very ancient origins and dates back to the early Middle Ages.

In reality this type of wine, as we know it, was born around 1300 and is today produced by almost 400 wineries.

At the base of the Chianti Classico we find the Sangiovese grape, whose vines extend over an area of about 72,000 hectares between Florence and Siena.

It is a wine rich in organoleptic properties, with a sweet, dry and deep red colored taste.

Furthermore, the precious liquid is ably enriched with hints of wild berries.

WHITE OF EMPOLESE

Empolese White is one of the few really appreciated white wines produced in the region.

This particular quality of Trebbiano has a straw yellow color and has an aftertaste very similar to the Vin santo.

The grapes through which it is produced are decidedly later than those of red wines, but the distinctive taste and balanced chemical-physical characteristics of this white wine derive from the prolonged maturation on the plant.

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WHITE POMINO

Pomino Bianco is made from grapes found in vineyards located in the northeastern area of Tuscany, about 40 km north-east of Florence.

The vines that occupy the area were imported from France (specifically from Burgundy) in 1855. Precisely for this reason, the grape at the base of Pomino is mainly corresponding to the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio typology.

The aroma of this wine, which is intense, bitter and ample depends in particular on the climate in the area. Furthermore, Pomino Bianco has a straw-white color, with greenish reflections, and delicate and pleasant smell.

THE HIGH VALLEY OF THE GREVE RED

Always produced in the province of Florence, the Alta Valle della Greve Rosso has a special coloring, ranging from violet to ruby.

The fruity aroma that distinguishes this particular wine is also perceptible by its fragrance. Moreover, its taste is fresh and balanced, rightly tannic.

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VINSANTO DEL CHIANTI

The Chianti Vinsanto is produced in the same area of origin as the Chianti region, through the use of two different qualities of grapes: the Tuscan Trebbiano and the Malvasia.

It is characterized by a dry, velvety flavor and pronounced roundness. Its color is straw yellow, tending to amber.

Moreover, for these properties, it can be perfectly combined with fruit and desserts

Wedding In Florence

Florence is frequently chosen to host weddings, probably because the city is considered among the most romantic in Italy and, perhaps, in the world.

Usually in the capital the celebration of the civil ceremony takes place in the Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of the municipal power of the city. Inside the beautiful building, it is possible to choose, according to your needs, between the Sala Rossa, the Sala di Lorenzo and the Salone de ‘Cinquecento.

An outdoor alternative for your civil ceremony is the Rose Garden, an exceptionally beautiful park located on the hill of San Miniato.

As for the sacred rite, numerous splendid churches stand in Florence. Among the favorites for weddings, we find the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Basilica of Santo Spirito and the Basilica of San Miniato.

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How to get to Florence

Florence is well connected by various means of transport.

First of all, the Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport ensures that the city is connected not only to Italy but to the whole of Europe.

Secondly, the Tuscan capital is at the center of the state railway network. So its stations, Florence Santa Maria Novella and Florence Campo di Marte, are traveled by both regional trains and high-speed trains Freccia or Italo, through which it is possible to the other most important Italian cities directly and quickly.

Finally, Florence is also a fundamental node in the Italian motorway network. In particular, the A1 has four exits around the city and the A11 has been designed to facilitate the movement between Florence, Pisa, and Livorno.

It is possible to go to the Tuscan capital through the motorway network by car or by bus, such as Flixbus.

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Accommodation in Florence: the 5 best choices

One of the main sources of well-being for the Florentine economy is tourism. Precisely because of this awareness the city and its surroundings are well equipped and able to offer visitors many proposals for different accommodation, able to grasp the needs of each.

THE CASTLE OF VOLOGNANO

Among the soft hills on the outskirts of Florence we find the wonderful Castello di Volognano. An enchanting and deeply Renaissance structure, equipped with numerous comforts and pleasures, such as a swimming pool and an internal cellar.

A wonderful choice for your stay and a magical location for weddings. Indeed, the furnishings of the Castle blend modern and traditional design and in its elegant interior it is possible to participate in interesting tastings.

FLORENCE GOLDEN CAMPING

Florence Camping in Town allows you to camp more or less luxuriously right in the middle of the wonderful city. Furthermore, the property features a swimming pool, a barbeque area and organizes excursions and tours.

The campsite is located near the Ponte Vecchio, on the banks of the Arno, and allows you to choose between three different accommodations: the Superior Bungalow, the Chalet or the Piazzola.

PORTRAIT

The Portrait Firenze is elegant and modern hotel, whose furniture is mainly handmade, especially recommended for those traveling as a couple.

The suites it offers are equipped with every comfort and entertainment system, such as an iPad, a coffee machine and a flat-screen TV.

Furthermore, the Caffè dell’Oro bistro the restaurant is located inside, run by a Michelin-starred chef, who offers special and original dishes.

PLUS FLORENCE

Plus Florence is a hostel located near the Santa Maria Novella station.

Its dormitories are equipped with free WI FI and flat-screen TVs. Furthermore, staying in the structure allows access to a fitness area and, in winter, a wellness area, with a Turkish bath, sauna, and indoor pool.

THE NINE MUSE GUESTHOUSE

Le Nove Muse Guesthouse is a Bed & Breakfast with air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi, in which there are only 4 rooms.

The property is near the Central Market and offers smart rooms with TV and private bathroom.

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How Far is Florence from Chianti

The capital of the Tuscan region is Florence. The distance between Florence to the Chianti region is similar to the distance from Tuscany to Chianti. Florence is 1 kilometer far from Tuscany.

Moreover, anyone can explore Chianti or Florence from both of places vice versa with a whole day trip. There are all mode of transport are available by Bus, Train and Car.

The distance between Florence to Chianti area is 35 Kilometers and if you go with the road to a specific Chianti cities then the minimum distance is 45.7 Kilometers. There are available train stations which goes to Chianti and also come back to Florence.

But the Train station is very far from many parts of Chianti as the towns and villages of Chianti is on the hillside and high up from train tracks.

It is best if you want to enjoy the countryside of Chianti from Florence especially the vineyards. You can see lots of vine fields and enjoy the views by the train journey.

If you consider the hour it changes according to which mode of transport you will choose. In generally for Chianti wine tour the drive time is 30 minutes. It is better to rent a car though there are lots of buses which go to Chianti on weekends.

florence to chianti: Chianti

Florence to other Tuscany cities: distances

As the city is a popular base for holidays in Tuscany region the convenient is nearby airport and lots of stuffs to explore at a time.

Basically for adventurous trips the voyagers always look for day trips. For exploring medieval hill towns or coastal rides or countryside and any other famous city, there are some cities which are the best for a day trip from Florence.

Siena

The distances by car from Florence to Siena is 1 hour 10 minutes and the distance is 78.3 km by car. By the Bus the distance is more or less similar such as 1 hour 20 minutes and so on if you choose a different route.

The shorter way to reach Siena is by car and the longest one is the train, a journey which takes 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately.  

The city has many things to explore such as Piazza del Campo, Unmistakable shell shape, the Cathedral, Torre Del Mangia and so forth.

The city has medieval origins and it was known as the rival of Florence. If you prefer a relax journey by train you should know the train is 3 km away from the main city center of historic places in Siena. For better journey you can book taxi or enjoy the weather with a group walk.

florence to chianti: siena

Val d’Orcia

Considering by car from Florence to Val d’Orcia the journey time is around 1 hour 50 minutes and the distance is 123.6 km by car.

By the Bus or Train, the distance is very far and divertive and maybe it can consume 4-5 hours in one. The better is to choose the car journey to Val d’Orcia.

The postcard image makes you explore the south of Tuscany. There are lots of places nearby which you can explore in a day trip such as hills and cypress-lined roads, vineyards as far as your eyes go.

The other places you can see which are Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Bagno Vignoni, mostly preferable bar car.

Arezzo & Cortona

There are 3 routes to go there from Florence. The shortest one is from via A1/E53 which takes almost 1 hour and 35 minutes and the bus and train journey are mixed with intransitively and it takes almost 2 hours. The distance in kilometers is 117.3 Km.

The best things to know about Arezzo is it was the birthplace of two famous artists named Giorgio Vasari and Piero della Francesca.

There are lots of arts of the two famous people and in the south of Arezzo you can find Cortana which is an old city.

florence to chianti: arezzo

Pisa

Generally speaks in kilometers this place is the closest historic place from Florence almost 85.3 km and the car distance in time is 1 hour and 40 minutes if you choose the bus and train the time will be less than by car.

The best method of transport for visiting Pisa is to pick is a train which will take 1 hour.

Pisa is known for the famous for its Leaning Tower. There are also many places to see in Pisa such as Palazzo Blu or Keith Haring’s mural Tuttomondo known as a top place for art exhibitions.

florence to chianti: pisa

Lucca

Duration of going therefrom Florence is 1 hour 30 minutes by car and by bus it takes 1 hour 20 minutes and by train, it takes 1 hour 45 minutes. Comparing to explore Lucca, Bus journey is convenient.

The distance is 78.2 km and the journey will start from via A11 from Florence by car.

It is better to take the bus from Magellano Caciolle for the shortest trip. The city has Renaissance famous defense walls that are covered with assembled trees all in a line with a walking path and a bike-riding road.

Lucca is a place of gems with unique Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Torre Guinigi and more than 100 Churches around there. The cathedral of San Martino and the Church of San Michele in Foro is the best of all which will blow your mind.

San Gimignano & Volterra

This place is near Siena with a little distance from Florence which is 58.6 km and the distance in time is 1 hour by car but if you choose bus or train the place to reach it will take 1 and a half-hour.

The city is known as a city of the 100 towers. It has beautiful medieval hill towns nearby Volterra. There are lots of ancient buildings and old streets.

This place in Etruscan time was situated in the heart of town near Piazza dei Priori with wonderful Palazzo dei Priori and palazzo Pretorio. The other place to see is Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheater in Volterra.

florence to chianti: volterra

Monteriggioni

The distance is 62.3 km and duration by car is 1 hour. Considering the bus rides it takes 2 and a half hours as well.

The nearest train station is very far away from there. It is better to choose the tour by car. This place is another gem of the best-preserved medieval town in Italy.

Monteriggioni is used in Dante’s Divine Comedy. There are exterior defense walls and fourteen towers in Monteriggioni which make it special.

Where is FLorence

Florence in Tuscany (map of Tuscany and of Italy)

Florence is the Capital city of Tuscany where art, history, adventure, romance, food, and wine come together to create the perfect city in which to spend your holidays.

Florence was the center of medieval European trade and finance. It is the birthplace of the Renaissance. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

Florence, thanks to its beauty, it attracts millions of tourists each year. Indeed the city has been declared from UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

Don’t waste your time, book your holidays in one of the most amazing cities in the world.

Florence and other Tuscany Cities

Tuscany is full of incredible cities. Once you go to Florence, you should also visit other important and magnificent towns such as Lucca, Siena, Pisa, and Arezzo.

Why these cities are so famous and visited? Let’s discover the reasons.

Florence

Florence, as we said previously, is the capital city of Tuscany. The history of this city began in the first century B.C. with the Romans settlements.

During the years, Florence grew up and became the most important city in Europe thanks to its political, cultural and economic power.

In the XV Century the city was under the role of the Medici Family and since that time Florence became the destination of many artists who fell in love with it.

It still possible admire many paintings, sculptures and masterpieces from that period such as the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiorethe Brunelleschi Cathedralthe Baptistery of San Giovanni who is the Saint protector of the city, and the Giotto’s Bell Tower.

The main symbol of Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. The museum opened for the first time in 1591 and it is one of the most visited galleries in the world. Here is possible to admire the private collection of the Medici Family, composed of priceless busts and statues.

In the gallery are preserved many paints and sculptures, the masterpieces that made the history of art in Florence. Works made by artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Leonardo, Mantegna, Raffaello, Goya, Caravaggio, and many others. All these artworks are collections from the XIV Century and the Renaissance period.

Palazzo Pitti is another important part of the city where is also possible to admire and take a walk in its Boboli Gardens. In this garden, there are statues, the Porcelain Museum, the Galleria del Costume, and Museo degli Argenti.

You will fall in love with this unique, romantic and incredible city, as well as the artists from the past.

Where is Florence: Florence

Lucca

Lucca is a city known for its Renaissance-era city walls. The walls were built between 1504 and 1645, and the impressive aspect of it is that they are still intact.

Lucca became famous in the XV century thanks to the art of silk. This kind of art in the city was the main economic source.

The city of Lucca is full of historical monuments, museums and churchesThe National Museum of Palazzo Mansi, the Ducal Palace, the botanical garden, Villa Giunigi, the Cathedral, the Museum of the Archaeology and much more.

Furthermore, every year the city hosts the Lucca Comics and Games festival. It is the largest European Festival inspired to comics, movies, videogames, and related subjects that attract many visitors from different Italian cities and around the world.

If you are passionate about this “world” you cannot miss the event!

Where is Florence: Lucca

Siena

Siena is a city very famous for its “Palio”, namely the horse race held twice each year that attract many people, not only local but also foreign.

The city is not only the Palio but art, museums, culture, and of course incredible traditional dishes.

Siena, as well as many other cities in the Tuscany region, it is an old and Etruscan city.

It reached its peak during the Middle ages, and today it is still possible to admire the ancient narrow alleys typical from that historical period.

The main attractions in the city are the Cathedral, Salimbeni Palace, the Medicean Fortress, Piazza del Campo. The square is the economic and social center of the city since the XIV and the Palio take place in this part of the town.

The Civic Museum, where are preserved the masterpieces of the most important and famous artists that visited the city in the past. Palazzo Pubblico is important for its gothic shape.

Walk-in Siena will make you feel like in the past centuries, in the Middle Ages.

Where is Florence: Siena

Pisa

Pisa in the past centuries was a Roman settlement and thanks to that colony, today is possible to admire in the city many remains as streets, squares, religious and civil buildings.

In the XI century, the city of Pisa was an important naval base.

The city is known around the world for its Leaning Tower, or Pisa Tower. This Tower is so famous because its main feature is a slope and attracts millions of tourists every year. The Tower is part of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and its construction can be divided into three stages over 199 years!

In the Tower bell, there are seven bells that represent the note of the major musical scale.

Thereare other monuments to visit in Pisa, such as the Cathedral, the ancient Church of Saint Paolo a Ripa d’Arno, where you can admire the Roman architecture, and the Church of Santa Maria della Spina.

Do not miss to visit the historical narrows alley where are located buildings from the XIV and XV century, called Borgo Stretto and Borgo Largo. Moreover, these two “Borghi” are the commercial areas of the city, full of shops and traditional restaurants.

Where is Florence: Pisa

Arezzo

Arezzo, as the main city in the region of Tuscany, is a medieval town. Its most attractive part of the city is the famous square called Piazza Grande, surrounded by palaces, towers, and churches. All these buildings were built in different centuries and all of them give the city an artistic and historical aspect.

Once you are in Piazza Grande you should walk through Passeggio del Prato Park, it is the perfect place for a quiet walk into nature.

Also, the city is important for its ancient churches, such as the Cathedral of San Donato, which it has a gothic style. The magnificent Basilica di San Francesco, where are still intact the walls with Renaissance frescoes, painted by Piero Della Francesca, one of the most important artist during the Italian Renaissance period.

Where is Florence: Arezzo

Distances from top Cities in Italy

All the main cities in Tuscany are well connected and each city can be reached in a maximum of a couple of hours.

From Florence to Lucca

From Florence to Lucca the distance is less than 85 kilometers so it takes just an hour and a half to reach the city.

From Florence to Siena

From Florence to Siena the distance is less than 80 kilometers and it takes around an hour to arrive in the city.

From Florence to Pisa

From Florence to Pisa the distance is 105 kilometers. By car reach, the city takes about an hour and 40 minutes.

From Florence to Arezzo

Arezzo is less than 80 kilometers from Florence and it takes about an hour to go from one city to the other.

How to get there

If you are planning your trip in Tuscany there are different ways to get in the region: by car, plane, train or bus.

The choice of transportation depends on where you are leaving from. The cheapest solutions usually are bus, train, and car.

If you are not close to Tuscany then the best option is the planeThe main airport in Tuscany is located in Florence.

What time is it in Florence

In Florence there is the “Legal hour” that indicates the Greenwich Mean Time of the world.

In Tuscany, as well as in Italy there is the GMT +1.

The last Sunday of March in Italy the clock hands move one hour forward and the Greenwich Mean Time becomes GMT +2 until the last Sunday of October, when the hands move one-hour backwords.

The perfect accommodation for visiting Florence: Volognano

If you are looking for accommodation while you visit the beauties of Tuscany, Volognano can be the perfect place for you.

Volognano is a Castel, only 10 miles away from Florence. Its strategical position is excellent for discovering the cities around Volognano meanwhile, you enjoy the Tuscan countryside.

Volognano Castel is much more. While you stay there, you can take part to wine tours, and taste all the traditional dishes that make this Region one of the best Italian places.

Volognano is a world where you can discover, learn, taste and dream!

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Your Exclusive Travel Guide for Discovering Tuscany by Car

Tuscany It is the best scenic region of Italy. If someone thinks that only a single way from here to there then it will be very boring. There are different cities to have a tour but for traveling by car the best places are the countryside.

You may search for the best places to see and explore by car. There are some places which will make your car journey enjoyable.

Exploring Tuscany with the help of the best travel guide will be followed by below. 

Route: 1

Exploring Pienza by choosing the route from famous Val D’Orcia

Val d’Orcia valley is the best for seeing valleys and beautiful sights. The best routes are depending on the places you don’t miss for visit.

The best part to explore is to select and take the travel tour of the city for the specific route to see the Cypress Alley from choosing road from La Foce to Radifocani.

There you can see an “S” shape Cypress Valley. This is Number One on a postcard which comes from the region. The length and breadth of the valley are simply beautiful.

There are also two other ways which are the road from San Quirico D’Orcia to Bagno Vignoni and maybe another long way from Montalcino bypassing San Quirico D’Orcia then Pienza and finally to Montepulciano.

This is not a large area to explore but it is the quickest way that anyone can enjoy. Anyone can see the city center because this route is gone through in between the cities and it is photogenic too.

If you consider the places such as Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Quirico D’Orcia, you should take a ride among these places and also enjoy the side roads which are not clean but you can enjoy everything of Tuscany there. Tuscan is full of tourists and a crowded area which is best worth to explore with these routes.

Tuscany drive-Val

Route: 2

Between the way of Siena and Casciano di Murlo

This is not that many popular roads for sightseeing and traveling. Hence, this road best for camping and personal adventures.

Prior to the journey through the forest, the car will moves slowly upward though the view is ever-changing. This is the ride for the people who loves hills and greenery a lot. You can also enjoy the tour by car by carrying some camping stuff with you. In a pause, camping is the best option to refresh while a long ride.

Outside you will see Cypresses, unlimited fields with no boundaries, beautiful vineyards maybe occasionally in the countryside of the Tuscan region. There is a small village which named as Radi, you will see the beautiful views of the village on the way to Murlo.

The village is very little in kilometers but scenic and photogenic views are loaded. For the people who want to enjoy these routes with Bikes, the most famous is Trail for having a glance at Murlo village too.

Generally is these beautiful villages no one resides but these places are best for adventures and also enjoy the tour with private vehicles. Camping le Soline is considered as best camping place in the leisure time of the tour from Siena to Murlo.

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Route: 3

Popular destinations to Siena and Asciano cities in the Crete Senesi/Crete Lunari region

The distance of this route is approximately 12 Miles inside the Tuscan region as it considered one of the most dangerous. While driving it is very common that you may lose your mind and may have less control over your accelerator for a quick drive. The view is so beautiful that you will become astonished looking around out the window.

Some very popular Tuscan landscapes are Cypress lanes and fogged and mist hills. While taking pictures you merely use any edits.

Eve of sunset or sunrise the best time when deem light of the sun comes out and the misty hills show its natural greenery. If you are thinking about to take photos without filters this is the best time to capture it.

During the summer heat of the sun is very strong so that you must go in before the sunset or sunrise which is the best period to explore. The landscape of Tuscan changes according to every season. In springs this place becomes green from the sunburned yellow of the summer.

The code of this route is SS438 which is not lengthy so it is permissible to press the brake of your car and enjoy the scenery around countryside.

Considering the map the route from Torre a Castello and Monteroni D’arbia it is possible to go and visit Asciano but the road is way much dirty and maybe it will not make you unlock your car seat to go around.

Another road is to depart from Monteroni which is usually covered with the dark road with tree shadows will not give you enough pleasant.

For visiting Pienza the roads to the highway are very comfortable to drive but not that much enjoyable. It is better to choose d’Asso to Pienza covered with hill and nice views will refill your tour e with joy.

Tuscany drive-pienza

Route: 4

Florence to Chianti in between Vineyards

Travelling by car is the best way of recreation from Florence to any places. But the best route from Florence to enjoy seeing the beautiful vineyards is to choose the only way to Chianti.

Take a turn from the main road of Florence and go way to Monteriggioni by the direction of Castelina where the roads are full with small villages.

The roads are windy and from the beginning of the journey roads are slightly steep and then it will take you to the middle of the vineyards.

The most interesting fact that you can take a break while your tour and taste the wines and oils from the local producers of the best wines. While visiting the village you can visit the small shops of wines and also talk with the local traders about the wines.

Authentic taste of wine and the best price is the valuable thing which you will enjoy while going to the trail. There are very famous vineyards in the route. One is Castello di Brolio and another one is Castello Ricasoli, worth visiting.

In this quick tour you will see wine and wine here and there. In near the village there are many beautiful and scenic places to have a walk. A very pleasure way from Florence to Chianti and most preferable way there.

Tuscany drive-Chianti

Route: 5

Scenic Argentario Seaside route from Panoramic

The exceptional part of the Tuscan travel guide is ride near the seaside of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coast which is different from the greenery of typical Tuscan postcards.

The most beautiful and exotic route is near the coast around Penisula of Argentino. Early visit to the small town of Porto Santo Stefano by following the Panoramico road which is a high hill.

Climbing up to the hills to some miles will give you the excellent view of the sea. The route is way to forest and a windy road which will reveal the scenic seaside after a while. 

Best thing of the visit if you got some time then you can get a beach view by going slight slop by mini trekking. This coast is the most charming seaside to visit in whole Tuscan region with a combination of small town with a pinch of wild greenery.

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Volognano: The Best Accommodation for an Amazing Touring Experience

For having the best travel experience, a place to stay is mandatory in Tuscany. To get to the best lodging in Tuscany in the best price visit volognano.com.

Volognano has been working successfully for years in the tourism sector and offers prestigious and competitive accommodation. The residence is equipped with every comfort and the wine cellar inside allows you to be able to savor and fully experience the Tuscan tradition.

For more information please click here.