Tuscany Vacation, Rome to Pisa, Italy
Speed limits in Italy will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various
towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are
available in all large cities. Italian law states that you should have an International Driving Permit although
the rental car companies will ask only for your home State drivers license and passport
Shop the web to design your own itineraries and flight connections.
While shopping for air travel on the web will take a little patience and perseverance, the savings can be
Adequate connection times will be important to keep in mind on an international flight to Rome, as will flight.
Look for convenient free Two Week airport parking with a one night hotel stay at your home airport. This
could save you money on an early flight and could enhance your experience. You will also save on
transportation to the airport, and save money on less expensive early flight tickets with a hotel stay near the
What To Wear in Italy:
If you are flying into Rome for a trip to Tuscany you will find that Rome is warm year
round so you can keep your wardrobe simple. Base it on a few neutral colors like
brown and black to travel light and flexibly.
Black is a popular color for clothing in Italy and does not show wrinkles.
Rome and Florence are sophisticated cities and could require formal dress in some
restaurants (Necktie suit jacket, dress) the hilltop towns will be casual dress
Rome has a climate similar to the mid USA at sea level, cool Dec. Jan. 40s but no
ice or snow, warm summers, June, July, August, 80s possible light rain in Spring.
Pisa is north of Rome on the Mediterranean Coast
Best months May June, September October. Crowded July August
Tuscany offers the vacationer
The largely agricultural region of
rolling hills and mountains called
Tuscany has some of Italy's
For the food and wine lover San
Gimignano should not be
missed. Its white wine,
Vernaccia, its wine cellars, and
the stone towers make it a must
Sienna, Lucca, and Cortona
are rare gems of ancient cities.
And the regional capital,
Florence the heart of Tuscany
with its great art and architecture
could occupy much of a week
Tuscany Photos by Len Delory
Tuscany occupies nearly 9000 square miles of north central Italy north of
Sections of several of Tuscany's notable towns and cities have been made
UNESCO Sites and thus are protected from development: Central Florence, the
central square and Cathedral of Pisa, the center of Sienna, San Gimignano's
central plaza, the Vald'Orcia, and Pienza.
Florence, Photo by Len Delory
Tuscany and its fertile valleys was first settled in
1500 BC. Later in the 8th century BC the
Etruscans settled the area and gave it its name.
Many museums in the area have Etruscan artifacts,
sophisticated pre-Roman art involving advanced
By the 2nd century BC, the Romans had taken
control of Tuscany.
Visit Chiusi, the National Etruscan
The cities of Tuscany, particularly Florence and the wealth of its merchants, gave
momentum to the Renaissance. The wealthy merchants of Pisa, a port city at
one time, and of Florence, commissioned works by great masters that now
reside in the museums. Architectural masterpieces in Florence and Pisa resulted
from the success of Tuscan bankers and merchants during the Renaissance.
Illustrious Tuscans were Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo, and
the painter, Botticelli.
The Medici, a banking family from Florence, commissioned many works of art.
A Tuscany Vacation from Rome to Pisa, Italy, offers
diversity: hiking, biking, and great museums.
The area between Rome and Pisa is an agricultural
region of rolling hills and mountains called Tuscany
wherein lie some of Italy's greatest cities.
A from Rome to Pisa,
Italy offers Italy's great
Tuscany cities such
as Florence, above.
Nearby find hiking,
biking, and wine and
food tours through the
agricultural region of
rolling hills and
Tuscany Hotel and Villa Vacation Rentals: Prices, Guest Reviews, Photos, Maps
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