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Tuscany Tourist Info

In this section we have collected general, practical information which will help you in the planning stages of your trip to Tuscany, especially if it is the first time you're visiting Tuscany or even Italy. For example, you'll find information on how to get here, what is the best way to move around once you are here, what is the weather like throughout the region and through the seasons and much more.

You'll also find some more specific articles with emergency numbers, consulate contact information, suggestions for your holidays in Tuscany and useful maps that should help you get a better idea of what Tuscany looks like and point out several characteristics and points of interest.

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The Souvenir you DON’T want from Tuscany

It is, unfortunately, quite common to get a fine, especially parking related, while visiting the small towns in Tuscany. If you thought that traffic wardens in Italy are “relaxed” and kind to tourists, you better read this.

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The Italian Calendar: National Holidays

Be Prepared.  Learn about the national holidays in Italy to avoid any conflicts while planning your trip in Tuscany.  Find out how these holidays might affect your organization & day trips outside of Florence.

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Moving around Tuscany by Car

Tips and suggestions to help prepare for moving around Tuscany by car and to make driving in Tuscany more simple by knowing ahead of time what to expect.

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Getting to Tuscany By Air

Information on local airports and arriving into Tuscany by plane.

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Practical Information to Keep on Hand

Here is a list you can print and carry with you with practical information to keep handy, such as emergency numbers, a list of Italian national holidays, local tourism offices and much more. The list can be useful to have on hand while visiting Tuscany.

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What to Know Before you Arrive

Planning your trip abroad includes getting not only the lay of the landscape, towns, museums and events but also understanding the local culture, money, driving and general do's & don'ts.  Read here for some handy pointers while exploring Tuscany (and Italy)

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Fun Practical Information

Slide right into having fun while exploring Tuscany and its cities by knowing just a bit about the everyday culture.  Insider tips on figuring out the do's and don'ts while traveling. 

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