The beauty of Tuscany is well known all over the world.
Whether you decide to visit it directly by plane or to include Tuscany in a wider Italian or European trip, you will need some good indications. Tuscany is a good place to get lost too, but if you are looking for some good and practical information about travelling around you’re in the right place.
A region in numbers
It is easy to move through Tuscany. The region in fact is covered by over 400 km of motorways, 900 km of highways and 1,500 km of roads. There are 13 railway lines on which on average 850 trains and 110,000 voyagers travel every day. The most important international airports are Florence and Pisa, while many other towns have their little local flights, to connect you to a lot of Italian destinations.
How can I get there…
In Tuscany there are 1,584 km of track , through which the national and international trains link Europe to the entire central and southern Italy. The most important railway connects Florence with Rome, Neaples, Bologna, Milan and the North of Europe. A second line allows to reach the most famous places along the Versiglia coast.
There are two airports that connect the region with the world :
- Galileo Galilei, in Pisa, which is connected with the main Italian cities(Cagliari, Milano, Palermo and Rome), European capitals (Barcelona, Brussels, London, Madrid, Monaco and Paris) and international destinations (New York);
- Amerigo Vespucci, in Florence, is connected with Italian main cities and some other European destinations (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Frankfurt, London, Nice, Paris, Timisoara, Vienna, Zurich);
There are also some small airports in Grosseto, Siena, Versilia and the Island of Elba for local flights.
If you like to drive Tuscany is a wonderful place. Enjoy the roads among the beautiful hills, or take advantage of the motorways.
The highways are three and connect Tuscany to the rest of Italy and Europe.
- A1 Milan-Naples: linking the north and south of Italy. This is the easiest route for those arriving from central and northern Europe countries.
- A12 Genoa-Livorno: following the Tyrrhenian coast. It becomes a freeway to get to Rome and it is the most direct link with France, through Liguria.
Both A1 and A12 are connected to the motorway A11 Florence Mare and the Florence-Pisa-Livorno that can be useful to reach many other Tuscan cities.
For those about to… app
Apps are useful to help you planning your trip and activities. There are great travel apps, including flight, train and motorway info.
If you are a geek and you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone, here are our best advised mobile apps to travel through our beautiful region.
- Pisa Airport– This is the official app of the Pisa Airport. It will help you with your flight schedules, airport information and many other services.
- My Way, Traffic Info – Will give you real time traffic information on the Italian road network. It gives you info on delays, road works, hold ups on motorways and in cities.
- Pronto Treno, Trenitalia – The Italian state railway app is a good choice to stay informed about routes, times, delays, ticket prices (you can also by them).