Tuscany (Toscana) is an irresistible magnet. The glory may go to Rome, but there is a deep-seated, almost visceral attraction to Tuscany that has pulled in yearning wanderers for millennia. There is nowhere more beautiful, more coveted, more copied than Tuscany. That is why there are so many tourists, and that is also why you need expert advice to see Tuscany properly and well. The seat of the Italian Renaissance, with innumerable UNESCO-listed sites, with the most soul-satisfying food and wine, with enchantment around every corner and through every vista, with magnificent buildings and the world’s finest art – you haven’t truly lived until you’ve experienced Tuscany.
Expand your horizons… Tuscany borders on Liguria and Emilia-Romagna in the north, Marche and Umbria in the east, and Lazio in the south. It’s easy to add on Liguria for a seaside walking tour in Santa Margherita, Portofino & San Fruttuoso, or a pesto cooking class in Genoa; Emilia-Romagna for its tantalizing hearty cuisine and the oldest European university, in Bologna; Marche for a driving tour to Urbino, Raphael’s hometown, and Gradara Castle; Umbria for river rafting at Marmore Falls, a break from churches and castles; and Lazio for the wonders of the Vatican and the ancient splendor of Rome.
Note: All driving tours feature English-speaking drivers and are private unless otherwise mentioned. Tours are priced based on pick-up point and number of participants. All sightseeing tours are accompanied by expert local guides.