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Cheap Flights to Tuscany

Cheap Flights to Tuscany

Edged by the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea, the region of Tuscany is famous for its wines, its fertile soil, and its art. Vineyards and orchards of olive trees punctuate the rolling landscape. Hillsides are dotted with clay-roofed houses and stately cypress trees. Visitors can fly to Tuscany via its two main airports, Florence Airport (FLR) and Pisa International Airport (PSA).

Flights to Tuscany

The two principal cities of Tuscany, Florence and Pisa, each have their own airports. Travelers who fly to Tuscany via Florence Airport (FLR) will land a convenient 3 miles from the city's center. There are two terminals connected by a walkway. There are bars, restaurants, shops, currency exchange booths, and VIP lounges. Free Wi-Fi is available for up to one hour. Visitors can ride the city bus into Florence, hire a shuttle van, or rent a car. Taxi rides between the airport and city center are a fixed cost of $20 plus $1 per bag.

Pisa International Airport (PSA) is the region's largest airport. Located just a mile from the city center, it has one terminal with a pharmacy, shops, cafes, and currency exchanges. Free Wi-Fi is available to all passengers for up to 60 minutes. Travelers can connect by train or bus to the city center. Rental car kiosks are located in the terminal. The taxi fare into Pisa is $10 with a small extra charge on holidays or during evening hours.

Attractions in Tuscany

Florence is a city of art and culture with Michelangelo's David being a highlight. The Duomo, or Florence Cathedral, has stunning frescoes in its lofty dome, and a number of museums highlight Italian artists. Pisa's famously crooked tower, Torre Pendente, is an important stop for any visitor. The city also has a number of piazzas, such as Piazza Garibaldi, lined with shops, restaurants, and little churches.

While some of the finest Renaissance art can be found in Tuscany, the region is appropriately lauded for its incomparable countryside. Parks such as National Park Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, and Campigna have stunning lakes, green hills, and thick forests.

Hints and Tips for Tuscany

Tuscany's mild climate means even the winter months stay above freezing with temperatures hovering in the 40s in January. Summers are warm and balmy with temperatures in the high 80s in July and August. On June 16th, buildings along the Arno River in Florence light thousands of candles to celebrate the city's patron saint. Many festivals celebrating local food products, such as olive oil, chestnuts, wine, or truffles, occur during the summer months.

While Tuscan cuisine closely follows foods popular throughout Italy, it has its own regional variations due to available produce. Hearty soups thickened with bread, such as Ribolita or Pappa al Pomodoro, are popular for lunch or dinner. Sweets may include a cake made with the flour of chestnuts and pine nuts called Castagnaccio. A meal for two people consisting of several courses in a midrange restaurant will cost around $50.

Flights to Tuscany

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