Useful Tuscany Tourist Information

Visitors to Tuscany are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to see and do in this beautiful region of Italy. And there are a few things to be aware of in terms of having your vacation tarnished.

Useful tourist information

View of Florence from Bellosguardo

  • Events in Tuscany – fairs and festivals, large and small, plus costume re-enactments are frequent in Tuscany and are definitely worth attending if you’re nearby.
  • Market days in Tuscany – if you’re staying in a village or out in the country, you might like to know when and where the nearest weekly market takes place, both for securing your own provisions and for enjoying genuine Tuscan life.
  • Wedding in Tuscany – marrying in Tuscany becomes more popular every year and the facilities and wedding planners become better and better.
  • Wedding photographer in Tuscany – we strongly recommend Sandro Fabbrini who has more than 30 years of experience doing great wedding and event photography in Tuscany.
  • Outlet shopping – for those looking for high fashion bargains, there are several fashion outlets within easy reach of Florence and Chianti.
  • Taxi and transfers – there will be cases when trains and buses are not practical to transport you from one place to another. NCC fixed rate taxis and minibuses fill this need.
  • Traffic violations in Italythis one is important. There are camera-monitored traffic-free zones (ZTL’s) as well as bus lanes in most towns of any size anywhere in Tuscany into which one can inadvertently wander. Read this page to avoid doing this and being fined.
  • Learn Italian in Tuscany – why not take a few Italian lessons while you’re on vacation? Speaking a little bit of the language can really make a difference.
  • Tuscany Guidebooks – lists of our recommended guidebooks and the opportunity to buy them on-line.
  • Pickpockets in Italy – yes, we also have them here. They are mostly but by no means solely gypsies. This page provides sensible information on how to avoid becoming the victim of sneak thieves.
  • Films shot in Tuscany – remember all those films located and filmed in Tuscany? Now you can see the real thing for yourselves!
  • Strade Bianche of Tuscany – “white roads”, the unsealed country roads and tracks of Tuscany are worth exploring on foot, by bicycle or by car. Some lead to picturesque farmhouses and wineries, some to monasteries or castles. Getting there is half the fun.

Elena Spolaor

Elena Spolaor

About Elena Spolaor

Although Elena was born in Venice, she was brought up in Tuscany and is a historian and frequent contributor to online articles about life in Tuscany and Umbria. Her specialities are Tuscan and Umbrian local history and folklore.

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