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This magnificent region will live in your memory forever, so blow the budget and stay in one of the amazing luxury hotels in Tuscany...
Don’t let the luxury label put you off travelling to Tuscany. There are great-value, mid-range options too, and traditional guesthouses that ramp up the hospitality but keep prices low. From romantic getaways among the vine-clad hills, to welcoming family hotels in Tuscany, we can steer you towards your ideal hotel and find you a fantastic deal, whatever the budget.
Flights to Tuscany take around two-and-a-half hours from UK airports, landing at Pisa or Florence. This short flight time, plus an abundance of cheap fares, makes short breaks a breeze. While weekend adventures in the cities are glorious, you will definitely want to stay a little longer to soak up the culture, the food and, of course, the wine, in Tuscany. Stay in Siena, linger in Livorno, or make a beeline for destinations such as Arezzo, Lucca, San Gimignano and Cortona.
Get a taste for smooth local pecorino or cooling gelato, or sample a delicious Chianti or Prosecco. It’s difficult to say whether the food or the drink is better in Tuscany, which is why it is ideal for anyone who likes the finer things in life.
Accommodation in Tuscany is in highest demand between spring and autumn, with a summer peak in July and August. If you plan to travel to Tuscany in the peak season, it is advisable to book hotels well in advance of your visit to secure your stay at a reasonable price. Tell us when and where via the TravelSupermarket price-comparison tool and we will search the market for the hottest hotel deals. You can also use our search tool to find cheap flights to Tuscany.
In Tuscany, hotels range from chic city pads to boutique hotels in the countryside, plus everything in between...
Tuscany is not huge; you can travel from the top to the bottom in around four hours. You wouldn’t want to though, there are too many interesting diversions along the way. While the mountains and beaches of Tuscany are glorious, it is the perfect scenery associated with the hilltop towns and rolling vineyards that many visitors crave. The heart of Tuscany is easy to navigate by road and the central towns and attractions are all under two hours apart, which makes car hire in Tuscany an attractive proposition. It also means that you can spend a few nights in a hotel in Florence, stay awhile in Siena, and then maybe complete your tour in Lucca, which is a stunning walled city just north of Pisa.
Hotels in Florence vary in terms of style and size, with many boutique pads, some palace-style hotels, a handful of chain hotels and a few independent guesthouses. It’s an expensive city in which to stay, but it’s worth paying extra for an air-conditioned room in summer as it can get very hot amid the city’s narrow streets.
Popular with day-trippers who trickle in to see the Leaning Tower, Pisa doesn’t have an abundance of hotels. If you do want to stay here (there are other attractions and a lively social scene that might lure you here for a night or two), look for traditional hotels in the central part of the city or modern hotels on the outskirts.
In cities and towns such as Siena, Arezzo, Lucca and Livorno, guests check in at central hotels steeped in history, cosy farmhouses on the edge of town, stunning country villa hotels with pools, and elegant mansions that ooze glamour. There is sure to be a hotel to suit you in Tuscany, so check out your options today with TravelSupermarket.
Arguably Italy’s most beautiful region, Tuscany offers up a delicious feast for the eyes – and all the other senses...
Top five attractions
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Never has the monumentally flagrant disregard of building regulations created such a popular tourist attraction as at the world’s most famously wonky bell tower. Work to keep the iconic building standing has been ongoing since it was quickly discovered that its foundations were woefully inadequate in the 13th century.
Santa Maria del Fiore
Commonly known as the Duomo, this astonishing cathedral has dominated the skyline of Florence for 600 years. Stunning views of the city are your reward for a climb to the top.
Piazza del Campo
The beating heart of Siena is its enormous central square; the rest of the city’s buildings almost crush one another to crowd around it. It is also the setting for the famous Palio.
Containing the tomb of Pope Gregory X and famed for its incredible stained-glass windows by Guillaume de Marcillat, Arezzo’s 700-year-old centrepiece is well worth the modest entrance fee.
This is a wonderfully elaborate arch bridge that spans Florence’s Arno River and one of the most photographed bridges in the world. Dating back to medieval times, it still has shops along its covered walkway.
The home of splendid food and world famous wine, Tuscany needs little excuse to fill its diary with celebrations.
Florentine New Year; March: Until 1750, the calendar year in Florence began on March 25. It is still celebrated with typical Italian gusto in the city.
Festa di San Ranieri; June: This is a festival of light (70,000 candles!) dedicated to Pisa’s patron saint and followed by a boat race.
Palio de Siena; July: While it might just be a horse race in the middle of town, the Palio has become one of the most spectacular and famous events in Italy – hotels must be booked well in advance to secure your stay in Siena when it is on.