Many of the millions of tourists who come to Tuscany every year come here to enjoy the countryside whether they hike, bicycle, see it on horseback, or tour around in a car.
The quiet country roads just invite you to explore them as you come across vineyards and little villages where you can stop and refresh yourself in the local café or bar.
On the other hand Tuscany offers big cities too; Florence is the capital and has a wonderful historic centre, noted for its Renaissance art, architecture and monuments.
The smaller city Pisa is of course famous for its Leaning Tower, and if you enjoy the medieval cityscape of Florence you’ll love Siena too.
Lucca is another popular town and then there’s Montepulciano which is famous for its wines.
What about the Weather ?
The whole of Tuscany is well known for its long and fairly hot summers with temperatures usually averaging a few degrees hotter inland than they do on the coast.
Florence, for example, has an average high of around 31.5C in July and August whereas in Pisa it’s a couple of degrees lower.
You can expect warm and pleasant temperatures from May through to October, so there’s a long summer season to enjoy.
In terms of rainfall, summers aren’t without rain though there’s a lot less at this time of year compared to autumn and spring, when the most rain falls. November is Florence’s wettest month while October is Pisa’s.