How to travel to Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is a beautiful and historic region of Italy and can be reached by plane, train, car and even bicycle or by ship. Here's our advice on the best and easiest ways to get here.

Getting to Tuscany by Train

If you're in Europe you can easily reach Tuscany by train - it's a great way to travel and once you arrive you can either hire a car (we can help you with that) or even stay in a villa near a village and avoid having to drive altogether.

For details read our article on getting to Tuscany by train.

There are fast train lines across France and Germany heading to Turin or Milan and from here you can easily reach Florence or Pisa. It is possible to leave London at 8:00 in the morning and be in Florence by 10 pm.

The Trainline app and website now work across Europe - it's very useful for planning and getting tickets: Trainline website

Santa Maria Novella Train Station in Florence

And here is our selection of villas in Italy within walking distance of towns - though some villas are easier than others to reach via public transport, so we've made a further selection of our five best villas to visit without a car.

Driving to Tuscany

Many of our guests choose to drive down to Tuscany from the UK, or Denmark, or from Ireland. It's a great way to make the travel part of the holiday, stopping along the way to explore more of Europe. We've written some advice on routes, tips and places to stop here: Driving from London to Italy.

The drive itself will take around 16 to 20 hours, but we recommend planning a three day trip so you can enjoy the landscape. Have a look at these tips if you'd like to know where you can charge your EV in Italy.

Route to Tuscany from the UK
Driving Routes through Europe to Tuscany, Italy

Flying to Tuscany

For many of us distance and time constraints mean that we will fly. Tuscany has two main airports, Pisa - PSA and Florence - FLR but Tuscany can also easily be reached from the airports in Rome: Fiumicino - FCO and Ciampino - CIA, or from Bologna - BLQ, Genova - GOA or even one of Milan's three airports: Malpensa - MXP, Linate - LIN or nearby Bergamo - BGY . Umbria also has its own airport in Perugia - PEG that can be very convenient if you're visiting Cortona, Arezzo, or Southern Tuscany in general.

See this page for a list of the main airports in Tuscany or this page for a list of the main airports in Italy.

Airport Code Address Airport Website
Pisa PSA Piazzale D'ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa
Florence FLR Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Firenze
Rome Fiumicino FCO Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM
Rome Ciampino CIA Via Appia Nuova, 1651, 00040 Roma
Bologna BLQ Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna
Genoa GOA Via Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia, 1, 16154 Genova
Milano Malpensa MXP 21010 Ferno, Province of Varese
Milano Linate LIN Viale Enrico Forlanini, 20054 Segrate
Bergamo BGY Via Aeroporto, 13, 24050 Orio al Serio
Perugia PEG Via dell'aeroporto snc, 06134 Perugia

Where to stay in Tuscany

Where better than in a typical Tuscan villa, a dreamy stone and terracotta building with a pergola draped in vines or wysteria, a pool to cool down in and a village and restaurant within strolling distance?

Have a look at our selections here:

Villas in Tuscany

Villas close to Siena, Tuscany

Villas close to Pisa and Lucca, Tuscany

Villas close to Arezzo

We love Villa Fobbia, a luxury villa for 10 with a private pool close to Lucca:

Villa Fobbia has three restaurants within walking distance and is only 25 minutes from Lucca.

Or simply get in touch for advice: Ask us about finding a villa in Tuscany