Tuscany Tours, Custom Tours, Design Your Own
Lush vineyards and ancient hillside
The Tuscan countryside is unmatched in its beauty, with lush vineyards and ancient hillside towns. This is Ciao Tours home in Italy. Our staff, based in Siena, knows all the secrets of this province and has unprecedented access to wineries, authentic Italian cooking lessons and much more. Let these dedicated professionals help you Design your own, perfect Tuscany Tour. Rent a car and wander through ancient vineyards and olive groves and return in the evenings to your Agriturismo for a home-cooked Italian meal and some wine from the vineyard just down the road. Take a bike tour of some of the small hill towns with a picnic basket full of fresh, local, Italian food. Relax and experience Italy slowly with our Custom Tours.
Tuscany has an area of roughly 23,000 square kilometers and is regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Its capital is Florence, with the cities of Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano, making it one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Six Tuscan localities have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it has been home to many influential people in the history of arts and science Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Galileo, to name just a few. Some of the highlights of Tuscany’s provinces are:
Arezzo – the Palace of the Lay Fraternity, with a Gothic ground floor and a second floor by Bernardo Rosselino. The Episcopal Palace with a monument of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de’ Medici by Pietro Francavilla and the church of Santa Maria della Pieve.
Florence – The Ponte Vecchio, Church of San Lorenzo with the Medici Chapel, the Duomo and Uffizi Gallery, and numerous palaces, churches, and museums.
Lucca – situated on the river Serchio near the Tyrrhenian Sea it is famous for its fully intact Renaissance-era walls now used as a pedestrian promenade. The Academy of Sciences (1584) is the just one of several academies and libraries. It’s most famous son is Giacomo Puccini
Massa and Carrara - nestled in the Apuane Alps, Carrara is internationally known as the city of marble. Learn more by means of a visit to the marble museum and artists workshops in the city, and then a tour of the impressive quarries themselves.
Pisa – lying at the junction of two rivers, the Arno and Serchio, which form a laguna at the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is known worldwide for its leaning tower. The city also contains more than 20 historic churches, several palaces and various bridges spanning the river Arno. Pisa is an ancient city founded by the Etruscans.
Siena – its historic centre is dominated by the Duomo and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year in the shell shaped Piazza del Campo.
Highlights of some of our Tuscany Tours include:
Discovering the Ancient Towns of Tuscany
This is a Custom Tour of 11 nights and 12 days of Siena, Florence, hiking the Cinque Terre, cooking lessons in an Agritourismo, and much more. Rent a car and Design your Own route through the Tuscan countryside and join up with a Custom Tour when you’re ready to hand over the reins to someone else.
Private Drivers and Transfers
Our Tuscany Tours are also offered with access to private driver escorts and transfers so you can not only get to and from, but also enjoy the sights and sounds of the cities and countryside of Tuscany with skillful drivers who know the traditional, as well as contemporary landscapes of Italian life.
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For more information on our Tours of Italy, or to book one of our Escorted Tours, Custom Tours, and/or Private Tours, call us today at 1.877.444.CIAO (2426) to speak to one of our tour designers or email us at email@example.com for a no obligation proposal that will be delivered to you in 24 hours!
At Ciao Tours we are ready to help plan you’re perfect, private, Italy Tour while respecting your budget. Ciao Tours is located in the Italian Business Centre in Calgary, Alberta - sharing an office with the Italian Consulate and Italian Chamber of Commerce.