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Cheap flights to Tuscany

As a region within central Italy, Tuscany or Toscana in Italian, covers an area of around 23,000 square kilometres or close to 9,000 square miles. Home to around 3.8 million inhabitants, the region is mainly known for its artistic legacy and influence on high culture, along with its landscapes, traditions, and history. When within Tuscany, other than the standard Italian, the region has many varieties of the Tuscan dialect that are spoken within the area.

What to see & do

Tuscany offers tourist attractions such as Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Michelangelo’s David, and Palazzo Vecchio. Measuring at around four metres or 14 feet, and approximately five metres or 17 feet with the base, David is a marble statue of a standing male nude made by Michelangelo. The statue was placed outside the Palazzo della Signoria in the early 1500s. By 1873, David was then moved to the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence. Currently, the original statue has been replaced by a replica outside the Palazzo Vecchio. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, or Tower of Pisa, is a freestanding bell tower or campanile close to the Cathedral of Pisa. The tower started to lean or tilt due to inadequate foundation, coupled with a softer ground on one side that could not fully support the tower’s full weight. At a height of around 56 metres or 183 feet, and 57 metres or 186 feet on the low and high sides, respectively, the tower weighs at around 14,500 metric tons or 16,000 short tons. There have been several methods that have been proposed in order to stabilise the tower. By the raised base of the tower, an additional 800 tonnes of lead have been added as counterweights. In addition, the tower has been included in the Piazza del Duomo UNESCO World Heritage SIte. Other destinations that should not be missed include Ponte Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza dei Miracoli, and Piazza della Signoria, in addition to many more.

How to get around within Tuscany

When travelling throughout the region of Tuscany within Italy, among the modes of transportation available include going by train and bus. Coming in from the central station within Florence, travellers are able to quickly get to various places within the region such as Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, and Arezzo. When going by bus, Toscana Mobilitá has provided travellers with a complete bus route and schedule list of the buses that go around Tuscany, with the routes and schedules are available online, although mostly in Italian. Please be advised that when seeing ‘urbano’ this service refers to the local ones that serve several cities, while interurban service are labelled ‘servizio extraurbano’. Getting on board buses tickets should be purchased beforehand. The tickets can be bought from most tabacchi shops (tobacconists). Tell the seller the destination beforehand to be provided with the correct and valid tickets for the respective fare zones. When on the bus, please be reminded that tickets are to be stamped by the machine that can be found behind the bus driver. Lastly, the blue buses provide interurban service, and the orange buses provides local service, with the interurban buses also serving some of the local stops along its route.

How to get there

As the main airport of Tuscany, Italy, Pisa International Airport operates regular, summer seasonal, and summer seasonal charter flights to and from Riga, Athens, Berlin, Rome, Tirana, London, New York, Helsinki,Tirana, Hamburg, Paris, Munich, Marino di Campo, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Barcelona, and Bucharest. When flying from these destinations, some of the airlines that serve the cities include airBaltic, Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Alitalia operated by Darwin Airline, Blu-express operated by Blue Panorama Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Finnair, Germanwings, Jet2.com, Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Silver Air, Transavia, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, and Wizz Air.

Flights to Tuscany

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