Introduction to Tuscany with Tuscan Holidays

Tuscany is a region of outstanding beauty and a treasure trove of history and culture. The landscape is magnificent with its vineyards, olive groves and mediaeval hilltop villages. Visits to the ancient cities of Pisa, Lucca, Siena and of course Florence are an essential part of any holiday to this part of Italy. Once you have sampled its wonders, the warmth of its people and the excellence of its wines and cuisine, the magic of Tuscany will touch you and we know you will want to return, as we have done ourselves.

Summer is the most popular time for visiting Tuscany - but Spring has cooler blossom filled days when you can walk amid the delightful scenery or eat out of doors whilst folk at home are still keeping out the winter chill. Autumn brings the grape harvest with village wine festivals, and balmy days still warm enough for swimming.

If you are visiting Tuscany for the first time you will quickly realise that this is no ordinary holiday area, but a total escape into a timeless way of life. Here you can relax in peace amid the rolling hills: the mellow colours are those which inspired the great artists of the Renaissance: the soft browns of the ancient stone farmhouses little changed in hundreds of years: the myriad of greens, of olives and vines that criss-cross the hillside in a delicately painted patchwork. There are vibrant splashes of colour too, fields of sunflowers, startling butterflies, and the most beautiful blue sky. A feast for the eyes indeed, Tuscany will refresh and recharge your senses weaving its spell around you.