Just the mention of Tuscany is enough to make lovers swoon. Florence (Peretola) Airport is one of the region's biggest and is where the majority of flights to Tuscany land. It is well served by European scheduled airlines departing from the UK, including Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia, Swiss, and of course the Italian airline Alitalia. For cheap flights to Tuscany, there are the low-cost airlines Volotea, Flyniki, Easyjet and Ryanair. A direct flight to Florence from London Heathrow usually takes around two hours. Another option for flying to Tuscany is to book tickets to Pisa International Airport. Smaller than Florence, it is nonetheless well served by scheduled airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Iberia. Low-cost airlines offer cheap flights to Pisa: Ryanair flights start from £15 from London Stansted, while Easyjet operates flights from London Gatwick and Bristol.
It's no coincidence that Tuscany is used as the backdrop for many romantic comedies. But it is also the birthplace of the Renaissance in Italy. This region is a must-see for fans of art and literature. Famous worldwide for its unique cultural heritage, Florence is the jewel of Tuscany. The city has many assets that need no introduction: the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, and of course many others. Sienna is much more understated than sparkling Florence but it is perhaps the most beautiful medieval city in Italy. The Piazza del Campo, the heart of the city, blends in remarkably harmoniously with the surrounding countryside. The city of Pisa may be famous for its leaning tower, but it also holds many other riches, like the Piazza del Duomo and its Gothic Cathedral. The fortified city of Lucca is renowned for its walls and the Palazzo Pfanner with its famous Italian garden. When it comes to nature, Tuscany is above all a beautiful mix of landscapes, between beaches, mountains and the lush nature in the hills of the wine region. The foothills of the Alps are also a paradise for hikers.