Three Planning Tips For Your Tuscan Vacation

Monday, July 8, 2013

Is there a person alive who doesn’t want to see Tuscany?  It’s one of Italy’s most famous regions because of the region’s unique contribution to culture and the arts, and the scenery is beautiful and inspiring.  If you want to enjoy your vacation planning ahead is key.  If you’re planning on spending time in a few luxury villas in Tuscany with your friends, remember to keep these things in mind when you plan your getaway.

Avoid The Summer Season

Most of you reading this are probably thinking of planning your Tuscan getaway for the summer months, but if you really want to enjoy your vacation you’ll plan to travel during the spring or fall.  Summer is the peak vacation season, and if you book during June, July, or August you’ll be paying peak prices.  Aside from the cost, if you travel to Tuscany in summer you’re going to be vacationing at the same time as thousands of other people.  If you travel to Tuscany in the summer there will be crowds of people at all of the best museums, restaurants, and attractions, but if you travel during the off season you’ll be able to avoid the crowds.

Rent A Vehicle

Much of Tuscany’s charm isn’t in its museums or large restaurants; it’s in the small towns that dot the Tuscan country side.  When you’re on vacation rent a bike or a car so that you can really see what Tuscany is all about.  Check out the smaller towns like Siena and San Gimignano.  These towns have been around for centuries and are full of breath taking architecture.

Learn Some Italian

A lot of tourists make the mistake of neglecting to learn Italian because they know that they’ll have a translator by their side the entire time.  The translator can get you where you need to go, but they won’t be able to give you the satisfaction or thrill of briefly connecting with someone by briefly conversing in Italian.  No resident of the region is going to expect you to speak perfect Italian, but simply saying “thank you” in Italian can do a lot.  Download Vocre to help you converse and translate when you’re on your vacation.  The app was designed to help people understand one another during a bi-lingual conversation, and it’ll be perfect for your vacation.

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