weather finally seems to have taken a turn for the better it’s only natural
that our thoughts turn to our plans for the summer. Top of a lot of peoples’
list will be jetting away somewhere beautiful to enjoy an extended break from
all the stresses that are associated with everyday life and where better to do
this than in the glorious Italian surroundings of Tuscany?
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enjoyed by millions of tourists every year and is home to some of the most
breath-taking scenery and architecture in the modern world. So how best to go
about your holiday to this fantastic part of Europe? Well here are five great
tips to get you started.
Rent A Luxury Villa
booking a holiday the second thing you naturally do, after deciding where you
would like to go, is decide what sort of accommodation would suit you best.
Usually the choice is between a hotel and a holiday villa and I think it will
come as no surprise that we are advocating the latter.
Villas in Tuscany are situated in
some of the most idyllic and picturesque surroundings that you will ever
encounter and will serve as the perfect base camp for your Tuscan adventures.
Enjoy your own slice of privacy as you relax in your luxury home from home with
all your loved ones around you.
Take Advantage Of
Car Hire –
lots of different ways of getting around the region but without doubt the
simplest of most efficient of these is by hiring a car. Having a vehicle at
your disposal will mean that you don’t have to rely on public transport or your
knowledge of the local language or customs.
access to your own car you can dictate what your holiday will involve and the
only time constraints that you’ll have to adhere to are your own. Be wary about
choosing an airport pick up though as you can usually find a much better deal
at town or city locations.
way to get the most out of your break and to cram as much into your time away
as possible is to plan as much as you can in advance. Obviously it’s nice to go
where the wind takes you some of the time and decide to do something on a whim
but if there is anything that you know you definitely want to see or do then
it’s a good idea to arrange it beforehand.
need to book tickets prior to the event or you may want to look at opening
times so that you can visit at a time that is going to be less busy, but either
way planning ahead is sure to enhance your holiday.
Get Off The Beaten
famous for its headlining sights such the leaning tower of Pisa and the
beautiful streets of Florence but to get a real taste of what life is like in
this part of the world you will need to venture off the beaten track a bit.
so many hidden gems dotted around the region and they will be enjoyed all the
more due to the fact that you won’t have to fight against waves of tourists to
experience them. Hop on a train or bus, or if you have taken our advice of
hiring a car then grab a local map and head to somewhere that takes your fancy.
If you’re looking for places to start then check out our article on the
gems in Tuscany.
travelling to any foreign country the best way to really enjoy yourself and get
a feel for local life is to truly immerse yourself in the culture. If you’re
too busy worrying about whether you should do something or whether it’s worth
going to see that famous statue then you’re sure to miss out in some way.
you’ve never tried before, go to places you’ve never heard of and maybe even
give the Italian language a go. No? Well two out of three ain’t bad I suppose.
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