How to Get to Tuscany in Italy:by plane, by car, by train

How to Get to Tuscany

Last Updated on Wednesday 03rd, July 2013 / 11:02 Written by
How to Get to Tuscany
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You have finally made your decision and are planning a trip to Tuscany! The reasons to visit Tuscany are actually countless! Let’s see how to arrive in Tuscany.

Arriving to Tuscany by plane

The two major International airports serving Tuscany are Pisa and Florence,but there are also a few smaller airports for charter. The most important airport is the Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa, the second in central Italy after Rome for number of passengers. Florence’s Airport Amerigo Vespucci, also known as Peretola Airport, is instead much smaller, and can be ideal to reach Tuscany’s main town.

If you come from Europe, you’ll find direct flights with competitive rates getting directly to Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport. Flights from North America, Canada, and Australia mostly arrive to Rome and are more expensive.

Arriving to Tuscany by train

Tuscany can be easily reached by train from any part of Italy and Europe. You can find train timetables and buy tickets online on Trenitalia, the Italian railway network.

Tuscany is crossed by the fast Eurostar trains that integrate the dense network of regional and local trains. Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Railway Station (SMN) is on the main national railway line, that connects the north, Milan via Bologna, to the south of Italy, via Arezzo to Rome and Naples. Trains arriving from across Europe arrive in Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Station.

Arriving to Tuscany by car

There are 3 main highways, called Autostrade, that connect Tuscany to the rest of Italy and Europe. The Autostrada del Sole (A1 from Milan to Naples, and A3 from Naples to Reggio Calabria), connects the north to the south of Italy. The A12 Genova-Livorno follows the Tyrrhenian coast and arrive to Rome, it is the more direct link with France, via the Liguria region. On the website of Autostrade you’ll find very useful information including real time news on traffic conditions.

About the author

Hi! My name is Elena, I'm a travel writer and a happy mom living near Florence. I love to explore Tuscany to discover special places and I have a great passion for Tuscan Cooking. On this blog I share my experiences on special hotels and places to visit in Tuscany and Italy, and about my grandmother's tasty Recipes! I'm happy to help travelers plan their holiday in Tuscany :-)

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