Not just for wine lovers, the Chianti Trail runs between Florence and Sienna (take Chiantiagina-SR222), and through some of the loveliest scenery in Europe. If you do fancy a little wine tasting, there are lots of Chianti wineries along the way, so make sure you don’t have to do the driving.
Camping Holidays in Tuscany & Elba
Tuscany has plenty of gorgeous beaches, but the beaches near the Gulf of Baratti are pretty special. The sea is crystal clear and bordered by dense pinewoods. Set within a nature reaserve, the Spiaggia di Rimigliano beach stretches for 6km; there are no bars, restaurants or row upon row of parasols, just a wide open beach as nature intended.
Home to Italy’s finest collection of art and the some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, it’s impossible to see everything in one go. From Botticelli to Leonardo and Michelangelo this huge gallery has it all – if you’re a new comer to art, this is a great place to start.
There’s a part of Tuscany that never sees daylight! These are Tuscany’s most secret places: prehistoric caves, Etruscan necropolises and underground labyrinths. With 1500 grottos and 270km of natural underground tunnels there’s plenty to discover. Grotta del Vento near Lucca and Mining Park on Elba are both easily accessible.
You can spend your day winding down the lazy river, hurtling down the vertiginous slide, or just splashing in the pools at Aqua Village. There’s a Baby Club and special play area for smaller children, too.
The largest theme park in Tuscany, Cavallino Matto offers rides and attractions for the whole family, including the most hardened thrill seekers. Try Shocking Tower, Air Max and Project 1 – if you dare!