One good thing about having parents working in the academia is that they're guaranteed to get two long breaks per year. You know exactly when family vacations will take place, so it's much easier to plan ahead and bag those early-bird deals.
Tuscany in Italy has a formidable reputation as one of the most beautiful places on earth, where sun-soaked landscapes of rolling hills. vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees will capture your heart and soul. Mom, dad and I decided to test out the claim in person.
Our criteria for this trip were the following:
Number of Travellers
Preferred Time of Travel
July or August
Arts & Culture
Food & Drink
Nature & Outdoors
Anything that’s free!
- Visit vineyards, wineries & olive groves
- Authentic Tuscan cuisine
- Visit famous museums and landmarks
- Need a rental car
In these ten days, we spent the first portion of the trip in Florence for cultural excursions, and the rest in the countryside to get a taste of the good life. You can read about all the memorable places we visited in Falling In Love With Tuscany.
Here's a look at our final itinerary. We flew directly into Florence, a congested city with narrow streets where walking is the best way to explore. We didn't pick up the rental car until day four and dropped it off at Pisa airport, our outbound location.
Be sure to check out the slideshow with highlights from our journey under the Tuscan sun. Hope it'll brighten your day as it does mine.
London -> Florence
By British Airways
Antica Dimora Johlea B&B
$180-240/night with breakfast
$120-170/night with breakfast
$160-175/night with breakfast
B&B La Romea
$190-240/night with breakfast
Pisa -> London
Drop off car at the airport
By British Airways
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