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Despite popular belief Tuscany is a diverse region of Italy with the landscape varying considerably. What doesn't change is the warmth and vitality of its people. Below you can find links to websites and resources that can help make your holiday planning easier. Whether it is connections before or after a walk or maybe information about the places we visit you should find something of interest to you.

Transport Options

If you're coming to Italy from within Europe conncetions by air and rail are straightforward. In addition to the standard carriers there are many budget operators.There are two airports that service the region, one at Pisa and another closer to Florence. Both RyanAir and EasyJet service Pisa with flights from London. Easyjet flies into 9 Italian airports to see their route map click here and RyanAir flies into 16 Italian airports to see their route map click here.

Galileo Galilei airport at Pisa is just 80km from Florence

Florence's Amerigo Vespucci Airport is also just outside the city

Trenitalia runs Italy's rail network and their website is excellent

For other European budget carriers and their Italian destinations click here.

Getting about once you're there

Travel between the main cities and towns in Tuscany is straightforward with both train and buses providing a regular and safe service. However, travel between the smaller and, from the travellers point of view, more desirable requires much more planning and those people with time constraints can expend a lot of time in the process.

There are many useful websites that provide schedules for both local and intercity services:

ATAF run Florence's local bus service Click here for Florence's Bus Info

In Siena TrainSpa run both the local and the regional bus services
Click here for Siena, Colle di val D'elsa and Monteriggioni Bus Info


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