With historic towns, exquisite art, fertile olive groves and idyllic vineyards, Tuscany is the Italy we dream about. The region was a center of innovation during the Renaissance era and its painters, architects and sculptors helped to define European culture. Savor the region’s fresh cuisine, tour vineyards and sample some of the world’s best wines and olive oils. People-watch in the piazzas of medieval towns and admire seemingly countless artistic and architectural masterpieces.
Tourists from around the world have been drawn to Florence for centuries. This lively, charismatic city retains much of the magic of its golden age, more than 700 years ago. See one of the world’s foremost collections of Renaissance art at the magnificent Galleria degli Uffizi and enjoy a scenic stroll along the Arno River at sunset.
Few buildings in the world are as recognizable as Pisa’s Leaning Tower. Although this 12th-century tower attracts most of the attention, the rest of the Campo dei Miracoli complex is also worth exploring. See the nearby Duomo, Bapistery and Camposanto (cemetery), all designed in a local Pisan Gothic style.
San Gimignano is the most famous of Tuscany’s many hilltop towns. It is distinguished by more than 10 medieval “skyscrapers,” which were built by rival nobles during the 12th and 13th centuries. Discover stunning frescoes in historic buildings, including the Collegiate and Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and sample the town’s famous white grapes in wine tasting rooms.
No visit to Tuscany is complete without indulging in the region’s celebrated cuisine. Enjoy hearty soups like ribollita, made with vegetables, beans and chunks of bread, or a simple yet delicious meal of bistecca alla fiorentina (chargrilled T-bone steak).
Tuscany’s main airport is Pisa, which connects to cities across Europe. Travel by train between the region’s main towns. Buses and cars are often better options for exploring the Tuscany’s smaller towns and villages. Spring and fall are two of the best times to visit, when the crowds are thinner and the weather is usually good.
Situated in Siena, this hotel is close to Church of San Niccolo al Carmine, Siena Cathedral, and Stadio Artemio Franchi. Also nearby are Piazza del Campo and Civic Museum.
The Church and Museum of Santa Maria Novella are 200 meters from Hotel Bonciani Palazzo Pitti Broccardi, in Florence's historical center. The Medici Chapel and the Mercato di San Lorenzo are within 300 meters.
Located in Santa Maria Novella, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Faenza and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and San Lorenzo Church are also within 10 minutes. Florence Santa Maria Novella Station is only a 5-minute walk and Porta al Prato Station is 16 minutes.
This Florence hotel is 150 meters from the Bargello Museum and 250 meters from Dante’s House, the Piazza del Duomo, and the Badia Fiorentina. The Duomo Works Museum is 300 meters away.
This modern hotel is located in a quiet area just under a kilometer from the Leaning Tower and historic center of Pisa, and 3 km from Pisa Airport.
Although located just one block from the bustling Santa Maria Novella Station, this early 20th-century townhouse is set on a quiet street in central Florence, one kilometer from the Duomo. Hotel Albani Firenze also is near Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi, Centro Affari, Santa Maria Novella Church, San Lorenzo's Market, and San Lorenzo Church.
Located in Duomo, this hotel is steps from Medici Chapels and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Florence Baptistery are also within 10 minutes. Florence Santa Maria Novella Station is only a 5-minute walk and Porta al Prato Station is 16 minutes.
Located in Duomo, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica, Florence Baptistery, and Piazza della Signoria. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Ponte Vecchio are also within 10 minutes. Florence Santa Maria Novella Station is 9 minutes by foot and Porta al Prato Station is 19 minutes.