Whether you’re going for the superbly crafted fine wines of Tuscan vineyards or the incomparable renaissance art of Florence, a trip to Tuscany is a cultural awakening. The region is found on Italy’s west coast and is greeted by the Tyrrhenian sea. One of Italy’s most popular tourist regions, the many ...
“A fantastic week of walking in golden hued countryside, sampling local wines and enjoying local food. The group was great, the guide (Mark) top notch, the hotel and staff lovely, the organisation seamless - who could ask for more.”
“A great holiday, Liz was fab. Be prepared for some serious walking if your not a regular walker up & down hills on rough ground. All in all a great time with a great group of people & lovely accommodation. Would definitely recommend.”
“This is a good week. The programme is good and varied. The accommodation was fine ( apart from the midges)
This is not a good trip for me. It was to,introduce a friend to Exodus. I shall upgrade next time!”
“A good balance of walking in the countryside with visits to towns & cities for that cultural fix. The wine tasting was something I would not usually have done but I learnt from it & found it enjoyable”
“A really enjoyable and varied week in Tuscany. Three lovely walks through forests and vineyards. Stunning hilltop villages and market towns. Excellent wine tastings and winery visits, each a little different, and we certainly drank a lot of local Chianti. Liz, our guide, was efficient, knowledgeable, capable and so friendly. We had plenty of time to explore the cities of Siena and Florence at our own pace, and on our free day most of us opted for a cookery class at a local restaurant. Enormous fun and the lunch we helped produce, was amazing. The family run farmhouse where we stayed was full of character, and they made us so welcome. The evening meals were generous and based on local produce and served with their own estate wines.”
“This tour was fantastic! Staying at Casalta was excellent. It is located close to the township and the food and people were awesome. It was an excellent balance of walking, wine, and socialising with the group.”
Whether you’re going for the superbly crafted fine wines of Tuscan vineyards or the incomparable renaissance art of Florence, a trip to Tuscany is a cultural awakening. The region is found on Italy’s west coast and is greeted by the Tyrrhenian sea. One of Italy’s most popular tourist regions, the many faces of Tuscany create an authentic taste of what makes Italy such a fascinating travel destination. From the rustic, hearty Italian dishes sourced from the rolling hills of the countryside to the refreshing gelato desserts found amongst the famed marble and terracotta buildings of the ancient cities, Tuscany will leave your appetite for travel well and truly satisfied.
Wine lovers should head to Chianti, the birthplace of internationally renowned red wines.
Florence’s Galleria degli Uffizi is home to the biggest collection of renaissance art in the world. Even the Palazzo that houses the galleria is a masterpiece.
An iconic building of Tuscany is Florence’s Duomo, which took nearly 150 years to build.
The infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa needs no explanation, but does need to be witnessed.
The beaches of Viareggio are within an hour of Florence, Pisa, Livorno and Lucca.
Drive through the Crete Senesi and visit the renaissance city of Pienza.
Driving is a great way to explore Tuscany, but beware of the lax approach to road rules in Italy.
The Firenze Card is a 72 hour tourist card for Florence covering attractions, public transport and even lets you skip queues.
Get ready to walk in Florence as most of the historic center is off-limits to cars, but the city is smaller than expected and very pedestrian friendly.
The markets of Tuscany offer some of the best places to shop. Leather goods and souvenirs are a fraction of the price than what you’ll find in a boutique.