The Italian railway system, run by Trenitalia, is connected with the rest of the European rail system so it is easy to reach Tuscany from locations across Europe and Italy.

Overnight hauls give you the possibility to book a couchette (cuccetta) on most international trains. It is always advisable, and sometimes required, to book seats on international trains to and from Italy.

The main route that passes through Tuscany is through Florence, on the Bologna-Rome line via Arezzo. Another line from Rome hugs the Tyrrhenian sea coast and passes through Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, Viareggio and on along the coast on its way to La Spezia and Genoa (in Liguria).


If you are coming to Tuscany from outside Italy, then it is important to know that the main points of entry into Italy are:
    Mont Blanc tunnel from France at Chamonix which connects to the A5 for Turin and Milan
    Grand St. Bernard tunnel from Switzerland which also connects to the A5
    Brenner Pass from Austria which connects to the A22 to Bologna

Italy has a good system of highways; you can find more information on the official website of the company that manages the system, Autostrade. A visit to this site is a must if you're planning to travel by car throughout Italy as it has real time information on road/traffic conditions and driving directions.
Tuscany has two international airports, the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence. Located only 80 km apart, the Pisa airport is the larger of the two airports.

Both airports handle flights to major European cities. Pisa handles the bulk of European scheduled flights so it might be easier to find flights into Pisa.

Direct flights from North America are generally more expensive than stopover routes somewhere else in Europe.
More affordable fares can be had if one flies non-stop to a major European city such as London or Paris and then takes a Ryan Air (low-fare European airline) flight direct to Pisa.
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From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.

Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside.

Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine.

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Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days.
Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.
Siena is said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome thus Siena's emblem is the she-wolf who suckled Remus and Romulus - you'll find many statues throughout the city.
The city sits over three hills with its heart the huge piazza del Campo, where the Roman forum used to be. Rebuilt during the rule of the Council of Nine, a quasi-democratic group from 1287 to 1355, the nine sections of the fan-like brick pavement of the piazza represent the council and symbolizes the Madonna's cloak which shelters Siena.
Calabria is a region of southern Italy with capital Catanzaro.
It bordered to the north with Basilicata and south-west arm of the sea separates Sicily and is bathed in the east by the Ionian Sea and to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Calabria is the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy. Lapped by the beautiful waters of the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina.
The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, its wild and mysterious, intense flavors and authentic local cuisine and the testimonies of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and in summer.
1.- Almond milk.
Almond milk.
Ingredienti: per 4 persone 1 lb sweet almonds, peeled 1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled 3 ½ oz sugar 10 cups water Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy. Almonds
2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

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