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With holidays to Tuscany yu can enjoy the rich folklore and many festivals and pageants that take place throughout the year. Florence, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano are only some of the fascinating places to visit on our cheap last minute deals to Tuscany. Explore the relatively undiscovered Maremma, in Southern Tuscany, with its sandy beaches it is a good base for visits to Elba and neighbouring Mediterranean islands. An ideal get away with our cheap Tuscany sun package holidays from Ireland.
Tuscany’s warm climate, excellent wines and cuisine, coupled with the courtesy and friendliness of the local people will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday, and with our all-inclusive Tuscany holidays you can indulge in all the best this region has to offer.
Tuscany has a mild Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and cool, wet winters. Winter temperatures range from 50°F to 59°F (10°C to 15°C), while summer temperatures range between 77°F and 86°F (25°C and 30°C). Humidity can be high. The best time to visit Tuscany is in May, September and October.
Most visitors to Italy will have heard of Tuscan food. A visit to Tuscany is a gastronomic affair from start to finish. With a great selection of regional specialities, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.
Tuscany has a number of interesting attractions and exciting day trips. From the ancient castles and great wine of the Chianti region, through to Montepulciano's limestone ridge, tourists visiting the region will have more than enough to see and do in Tuscany. The charm of San Gimignano should not be missed, while the Truscan sites are facinating and walking along the ancient Roman roads of Lucca is an equally enchanting experience.