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Tuscany Vacations

Tuscany sits on the western coast of Italy, north of Rome and south of Genoa. Known for its beauty and historical significance, Tuscany is also a center for exquisite Italian cuisine.

Tuscany vacation packages from Travel2Italy will take you to the birthplace of the Renaissance, and delight you with everything from influential relics of art and science to quaint hillside farms to the famous leaning Tower of Pisa.

Your Tuscany tours will also introduce you to names and characters including Galileo Galilei, Dante, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. A Tuscany vacation is truly an adventurous learning experience.

Appreciated for its farms, vineyards and groves, Tuscany sets the scene for tasting and enjoying the regional and iconic food of Italy. No trip would be complete without a stop to the olive groves, medieval farms and forests that produce the oils, vegetables and other delicacies of the area. Check out one of the Tuscany wine tours that feature well-known vintages and wineries such as Morellino di Scansano, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti.

If you wish, take advantage of a driver-guide, who can show you beautiful parts of countryside, hilltop towns, villages offering breads, cheeses and meats, but also an abbey.

A seasonal Tuscany tour brings you to the forests, where famous porcini mushrooms are available in October. The forests regions also produce other mushrooms and artichokes that can be found any time of the year.

Tuscany vacations with Travel2Italy allow you a relaxing and indulgent Italian experience complete with art, food, history and natural beauty. Call today to learn more!

Activities while in Tuscany

> Tour in Chianti

Today venture out into the beautiful Chianti countryside with your driver-guide, stopping in some of the lovely hilltop towns, such as Greve and Castellina. Enjoy wine tastings at local vineyards and explore villages known for their traditional foods: schiacciata con olio (focaccia-like bread with oil) and finocchiona (soft salami with fennel seeds). Drive through the forests where, in October, the famous porcini mushrooms are found. The area is also known for its preserves, and any time of the year you can find mushrooms, artichokes and other vegetables sott'olio (preserved in oil). Visit Panzano in Chianti, where you will have time to explore and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Travel to Badia di Passignano, a medieval hamlet and abbey founded in 395 by the Archbishop of Florence. Monks of the Vallombrosan Order still live in the abbey and are the keepers of its cultural and historical treasures.

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