Florence & Tuscany
This region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities with masterpieces of art and gourmet food has so much to offer. Magnificient Florence, known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers. Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, pecorino cheese and olive oil and shop for delicacies in the many food shop.
When to visit
The best time to visit Tuscany with temperatures warm but not too hot and chances for rain fairly minimal, is from mid-April to mid-May and from mid-September to mid-October, temperatures in early fall are similar to late spring.
Spring (April - June)
Ideal for sightseeing in Tuscany, a time when wildflowers are in bloom. Note that the region is likely to be very busy around the Easter holidays, a popular time for Italians to travel to Tuscany. When visiting big cities like Siena and Florence, it’s best to arrive at sights early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the longest lines.
Late June - Early July
Best time for viewing sunflowers. The most fields in full bloom, rent a car and plan your trip around late June to early July.
Autumn (September - October)
Best time to visit Tuscany for a wine-focused escape, particularly mid-September through early October. The days will be warm, nights cool, and just about every town seems to have a harvest festival, if not for grapes, it’s olives. In this region, where cooler valleys tend to see early frosts, grape and olive harvests begin as early as late September.
Winter (December - February)
If the main focus of your visit is to experience major city attractions like Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture at Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia, you may want to go in the low season, between December and February, outside of the Christmas holidays. Lines will be shorter, and you’ll be able to take your time enjoying what each has to offer with little interruption.
Some popular Florence & Tuscany Packages
Bespoke Small Groups of 12-16 guests means bigger experiences. Savour the finest sights and delights of Northern Italy with this 9-day sensory adventure featuring the vineyard covered landscape of Piedmont. Visit the rice-producing area of Vercelli, Bra - the birthplace of Slow Food Movement, the impeccable vineyards of Langhe-Roero & Monferrato Area, and the regal city of Turin, Italy’s first capital city.
If you are looking for the perfect itinerary through Campania region and its famous Amalfi Coast, look no more - this itinerary has been built and designed to include the very best of this area!
Explore two of the most charming, romantic and cultural cities of the Italian Penisula : Rome and Venice!
Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, surrounded by nature and full of history; enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses.
A unique itinerary, bringing you right in the heart of the beautiful city of Turin and deep into the famous Langhe region, famous for its wines and truffles.
Discover Genoa, a medieval city in the heart of Liguria and Cinque Terre, Italy’s most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. The national park encompasses about 11 miles of the rocky coastline from north to south: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Bologna, often considered the "food capital" of Italy, is a wonderful and vibrant city which will astound you not only due to its amazing food, but also for its incredible historical heritage.