Tuscany Italy Travel Guide

Travel to Tuscany Italy

Chianti vineyard landscape in Tuscany, Italy

Chianti vineyard landscape in Tuscany, Italy

Tour the Tuscan vineyards, explore wine cellars, then stay the night

Wine connoisseurs should definitely find their way around a Tuscan wine tasting tour to one of the several vineyards in Tuscany open to the public. The most famous Italian wine, Chianti, is produced in the north area of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

The typical landscape of Tuscany is expectedly one with vine-covered hills, sunflower fields, cypress woods, and remote villages on the top of a hill. After sightseeing picturesque vineyard scenes and tasting wonderful wines, you can spend the night at a chateau. The best time to tour scenic vineyards and taste wonderfully tasting wines is in Summer when you can also spend the night on a vacation spree to maximize the experience.

Boccale castle landmark on cliff rock and sea in winter. Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Boccale castle landmark on cliff rock and sea in winter. Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Castello di Tornano, Tuscany Italy

The Castello di Tornano is an architecturally stunning castle vineyard in Tuscany, IT. Situated in a small village in charming Tuscan Italy, it is the ideal place to sample some excellent Chianti Classico wine then later sleep like royalty. Four-poster beds, antique furniture, and marbled baths make the castle rooms stand out. For breathtaking views of the backdrop and vineyards, you can climb up to top of a tower terrace.

Early morning view on countryside of Tuscany in spring with the farmhouse in foreground and with hazy hills in background.

Early morning view on countryside of Tuscany in spring with the farmhouse in foreground and with hazy hills in background.

Wine tasting, in combination with food tasting, feels extra atmospheric as it takes place in the chateaus old prison! On-site, you can also find a good restaurant. The Tornano village itself has a history that traces way back in the 10th century so definitely, you will feel like royalty traveling back in time.

Romantic date extraordinaire

Alley in San Gimignano Tuscany Italy

Alley in San Gimignano Tuscany Italy

Apart from being among the usual crowd of couples holding hands, eating gelato from the same scoop as they gaze longingly into each other’s eyes, alternatively you can impress your significant other with a unique romantic date idea – exploring the Etruscan caves.

The Etruscan caves

Long before the Roman empire was established in Italy, the country was home to a long-time existent ancient civilization, the Etruscans.

Some time in the 6th Century BC, the Etruscans settled in Tuscany although today historians consider them as a highly mysterious tribe, mainly because one may find much evidence about the way Etruscan lived way back then. Nonetheless Etruscan had been known to uphold monogamy and marriage, which is all the more reason for besotted couples to pay homage to them with a trip to the renowned Etruscan caves.

The Etruscan caves in Tuscany, Italy may be slightly eerie to some, but it is an incredibly compelling and intensely atmospheric place in Europe to visit. Caves in itself are among the world’s oldest most treasured endangered monuments since they are veiled in mystery. No one knows exactly how or why caves exist and this only contributes to the magic!

Budget holiday – Camp out at Baia Domizia, Tuscany

Countryside, San Quirico d`Orcia , Tuscany, Italy

Countryside, San Quirico d`Orcia , Tuscany, Italy

Eurocamp currently offers deals throughout Spain and Italy on many of their offered luxury tents. One favorite among campers is Baia Domizia in Tuscany, Italy. It offers a stay of 7 nights in a 6-man tent for only £435 during the month of July. (That is only around £72.50 per person!)

The site sits comfortably in a pine forest terrain north of Bay of Naples and offers direct access to 4 swimming pools and a beach, plus, close proximity to the town of Pisa and most of the area’s famous scenic spots.

Twisted streets of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Twisted streets of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

 

If you want to spend the night underneath a canvas of stars on balmy evenings in dry weather, scout slightly further afield to Baia Domizia to enjoy its sunnier climes.

Try Italian biking and cycle your way to the towns of Tuscany, Italia

All in all, Italy is a country that is overflowing with routes cyclists both beginners and advanced can enjoy. Biking in Tuscany, Italy will leave you breathless with the sights.

Road with curves and cypresses in Tuscany, Italy

Road with curves and cypresses in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is an all-time favorite for Italian cyclists and probably every traveler’s best bet if wanting to try a hand at some famous Italian cycling. The routes are diverse and the scenery beautiful. Plus, you have the added bonus of admiring the charming cities of Siena and Florence.

You can hire bikes on arrival and you best time to go will be Spring and Autumn. The weather is just fine but not scorching.

Also visit: Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany Italy