To offer yourself a car-free stay in TuscanyFrench and Belgian vacationers can rent a villa or an apartment for their stay. These vacation rentals allow them to explore the towns and villages of the region without having to drive... as long as they are prepared!
Rent a villa or an apartment in a region rich in tourist activities
In Tuscany, villas and apartments for rent are varied and can suit different tastes and budgets. Vacationers can find luxury villas with private gardens, swimming pools and spectacular views of the Tuscan hills. But when you don't have a car, you'll have to add the wish that these vacation rentals are in an area with a developed tourist activity offer. When looking for a vacation rental, travelers should consider the activities to be done and the distances between the sites to be visited. Some establishments are located near the main tourist cities, such as Florence and Pisa. Others are located in small villages on the edge of the hills or near the beaches of the Tuscan coast. In summary, choose rentals near the cities if you are eager to visit museums and historical buildings... or a seaside rental if the program is just lazing on the beach 🙂
Traveling by train in Tuscany
Tuscany's rail network is relatively well developed and allows travelers to move between cities by train; it is a real alternative to the car. The main lines run through the major cities such as Florence, Pisa and Siena. Timetables and fares are available on the websites of the main railway companies such as Trenitalia
. Tourists can also purchase regional passes for unlimited travel during their stay in Tuscany. The tickets are valid for all trains and buses in the region and allow passengers to save a lot of money on their travels. When renting a car in Tuscany, you should make sure that it is close to a train station or public transportation system.
Explore Tuscany by bike, with your own bike, or a rental bike!
The towns and villages of Tuscany are relatively flat, which makes them an ideal place for commuting by bicycle. Of course, the hills are never far away… but discovering the Tuscany by bike will be a far cry from the athletic difficulty of a trip to the Alps! In the larger cities, travelers can rent bicycles to explore the monuments and tourist attractions. Many Tuscan villages also offer bike rentals. Tourists can enjoy bike rides on small country roads, among olive groves and vineyards. As a cyclist, there are many trails and dirt roads to explore the area.
Whatever your means of transport, you will better enjoy the Tuscan landscapes
The towns and villages of Tuscany offer an ideal setting for relaxing holidays and outdoor activities. The region is home to hundreds of historical monuments and spectacular landscapes that can be visited without taking the road. By train, bus, on a motorcycle or bike, you will surely enjoy these better. You can walk through the small streets of the Tuscan villages, discover the historical monuments and taste the local dishes. Nature lovers can also enjoy the region's forests, hills and beaches… without having to worry about traffic jams or speed limits!