Explore the artistic treasures of Florence
Includes return economy airfares
10 days priced at £pp flight and hotel inclusive
Get ready for an adventure through the Tuscan countryside, with plenty of incredible food, wine, history and art along the way.
Exploring by car, you’ll stop off at favourites such as Pisa and San Gimignano, and have the chance to admire one of the art capitals of the world; Florence. We have created this 10-day getaway to show you just how beautiful the Tuscan countryside is. You’ll drive past rolling hills and incredible sights as you travel under your own steam from Pisa to Florence, taking in Sam Gimignano on the way. We think this itinerary is perfect for those looking to truly experience the Tuscan lifestyle, but our Experts can tailor this self-drive Journey any way you wish.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Admire the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside on your drive
- Enjoy dinner overlooking the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Taste fine wines in Tuscany
- Explore the artistic treasures of Florence
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- International flights
- 9 nights in 4-5* hotels
- 1 hour with David - Accademia Gallery Tour
- 10 days' car hire
Need to know+
- Arrives: Pisa International Airport (PSA)
- Time difference: GMT+1
- Visa requirements: British passport holders don’t need a visa, but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
- Language: Italian
- Currency: Euro (€)
- Flying time from UK: around 2 hours
- Plug type: 2 round pins
- Voltage: 230 volts
Drive onto San Gimignano, passing incredible scenery on the way. Also known as ‘Medieval Manhattan’, spend your time here exploring the winding stone streets and medieval architecture which make up this pretty walled town. The Historical Centre of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; peruse the medieval tower houses dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. Make sure you pay a visit to Gelateria Dondoli. This award-winning ice-cream spot is run by Sergio Dondoli, a member of Italy’s Ice Cream World Championship team, and the flavours are delicious.
Hop back in the car and continue to Florence, a city bursting with some of the world’s greatest artistic jewels and Renaissance treasures. Marvel at the Duomo cathedral before climbing it for mesmerising views over the city. Discover Michelangelo’s David, one of the most revered statues ever produced. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you’ll learn all about how the statue came to be, as well as discovering more about the other paintings and sculptures on show in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
The rolling hills and incredible landscapes of Tuscany is where you’ll spend the last few days of your Journey. Stretching from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, this picturesque Italian region promises medieval hilltop towns, endless olive groves and spectacular art. Discover quaint churches and stunning countryside in rural Tuscany, home to some of the region’s finest wines, or head to the Riviera. Here, you will find the seaside town of Viareggio, where some of the best beaches and seafood restaurants are. Don’t miss a trip to Cortana. This Tuscan hill-town features winding streets, which lead to unforgettable views over Lago Trasimeno and the Valdichiana; the perfect place to relax with an Aperol Spritz.
Depart Tuscany and return to the UK
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