Tuscany: City Breaks

Sun, dolce vita and picturesque towns...

Tuscany City Breaks

The regional capital of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most famous cities in Italy as the birthplace of the renaissance and is ideal for those looking for a relaxing city break. Florence preserves many of the most beautiful buildings and the greatest works of art in the world. Most of the beautiful buildings are located in a relatively small area, making Florence an ideal Tuscan city break.

Florence in spring can be extremely popular, and therefore crowded with tourists. July is extremely hot, so the best time to visit Florence City would be in the winter. Florence is home to Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, and Bargello famous museums which contain the masterpieces of Florentine art. The river Arno, a special feature of the city, has caused disastrous floods throughout its history and so there will be plenty to see on your Tuscan city break.

Country Breaks in Tuscany

Tuscany also offers the perfect country break in a natural environment. A walk through the vineyards of rows and rows of baby green vines in straight formation hillsides, surrounded by single files of dark green cypress trees and sandy roads lead to rust-colored farmhouses. The land has been sculpted by the elements and generations of inhabitants. The land is meant produce as much as possible and be as beautiful as possible. The Tuscan landscape can change significantly, within a short walk from the town of Florence to quiet country lanes, dotted with villas and vines.