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From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

Duration: 12 hours
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Discover the vineyards and medieval architecture of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa on a small-group or private full-day Chianti journey, with…

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Florence: Guided Cathedral Dome Climb with Timed-Entry

Duration: 1 hour
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Get the best views of Florence on a guided ascent to the Duomo’s cupola. Enjoy frescoes and stained-glass windows galore, and a maximum of 15 people…

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Top 10 things to do in Tuscany

Tuscany is a lot more than just sipping wine and dipping homemade bread into delicious olive oil. Experience the region’s incredible nexus of country and culture with these 10 sights.

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Along your hike in the classic Tuscan countryside, you might seek out this peaceful Romanesque abbey—hear Gregorian chanting echoing its chambers.

Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli

One of the most significant architectural multiplexes in the world - here you'll find Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Bapistry, the Tower of Pisa and the Camposanto Monumentale.

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa

An icon of Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa got its infamous tilt during construction, as the ground was a bit softer on one side than the other.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, complete with a gigantic Gothic dome that remains the largest brick dome ever made.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

Florence’s massive town hall could more accurately be described as a fortress-palace. The giant estate features an ornate entrance, three courtyards and countless grand rooms.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Crossing the Arno River, it is Florence’s most iconic stone arch bridge, known for the butchers’ shops built along it. Today you’ll find jewelry boutiques and art dealers instead.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

Located in Siena, you could call San Gimignano the first ‘skyline’ with its 15 medieval towers. Come for the town’s charming pastoral setting and tangible history.

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Located in the Siena Duomo, it’s easy to forget about the incredible collection of texts here when faced with the vibrant frescos and illuminated manuscripts.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Regarded globally as one of the greatest museums, the Uffizi Gallery houses all the masters of the Italian Renaissance—Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci.

Palazzo Comunale Siena

Palazzo Comunale Siena

A prime example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences, this palace in Siena is known for its soaring bell tower and stunning frescos in each room.

Our insider tips

How many days to spend in Tuscany?

Tuscany is not a region to visit for the weekend. Plan to spend 1-3 days in Florence, Siena and Pisa each, then drive to the coast and take a ferry to one of the islands for the beaches. After 10 days in Tuscany, you’ll really be feeling la dolce vita.

What to wear?

Wear layers, as the sun is hot during the day and it can get quite cool in the evenings. You should be comfortable and casual; this is the countryside after all. Pack light—one formal dress or shirt is enough.

How to get around Tuscany?

Only renting a car will give you the full ability to explore the natural beauty and historic quality of the region, from vineyards to palaces. Be sure to request an automatic if you’re used to driving it, as most Italians drive stick shift. Of course, bike tours through Tuscany are a lovely alternative.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Early fall and late spring tend to be the best times to avoid crowds and still enjoy pleasant temperatures.

What people are saying about Tuscany

One of the best full day tours I have been on. A long day but worth it n value money for what is on offer. A guide throughout the day. First stop in Siena with a local guide to give a tour of the city including inside the main dumno. Then a tour of a Chanti farm the had vineyard, cattle n a beautiful outside restaurant. We had lunch of pasta bolognise, cheese n ham along with 4 different local produce wine. You had a panoramic view of the next destination of San Gimignano where we free time for about hour or so. The final destination was Pisa. It great day n highly recommended. Special mention to the guide friendly Elisa who gave a us insight to each place we visited.

Fare questa gita è una esperienza che consiglio a tutti, stranieri ed italiani. Abbinare la visita di bellissimi monumenti insieme ad una esperienza nella campagna toscana, e con del buon cibo e vino locali, è una esperienza gratificante e rigenerante sia per lo spirito che per la mente. Il cuore del Belpeaese è anche questo. Riappropriamoci del nostro splendido Paese ed impariamo a conoscerlo. Buona vacanza a tutti.

Vanop het dak heb je een fantastisch uitzicht op de stad, maar vooral de koepel is het bezoek meer dan waard. Is wat mij betreft even indrukwekkend als de Sixtijnse kapel. Je krijgt ook leuke weetjes te horen over de kathedraal zelf

Getting into the Cathedral was fascinating and very impressive but the best bit was going up to the panoramic viewpoint which is included in this ticket, where you have excellent views of the Cathedral and the city as whole.

Siena Duomo Complex: Fast Pass Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Michael, 22/10/2020

This trip is amazing! You experience Beautiful Siena, architectural Pisa, and get a taste of a Tuscany vineyard. The guide, Elisa, is knowledgeable, caring and very well organized - a delight to travel in her company!