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Tuscany Info

CampingWe always have some special feelings before going somewhere abroad. Some people are pleasantly excited and anticipate impressions, acquaintance with new places and good people. At the same time sometimes we may feel some inconvenience especially when you need to take care of all the organization of the trip yourself. Cautious tourists try to find out as much as possible about the place of destination.

Useful information on these pages, hopefully, will make your trip safe and pleasant.

Climate and landscapes of Tuscany

Mild climate of Tuscany makes it very charming and especially in the coastal zone. The average temperature of Versilia region in summer is...

The Tuscan Archipelago

According to the legend, the islands of the Tuscan archipelago appeared from the torn necklace which belonged to the goddess of love, Venus. They have been embracing Tuscan lands at the border of the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea since that time.

Shopping in Tuscany

When coming back from Tuscany it is always pleasant to take something which will keep memories of this marvelous place. Aside many souvenirs there is a wide choice of goods peculiar to this or that province of Tuscany. Lucca, Prato, Siena and Florence are famous for their clothes which were already popular in the mediaeval times.

Transport in Tuscany

One can only admire the combination of high level of transport development and perfect environment in Tuscany. Local government pays much attention to the air and coastal waters protection.

Tuscan Cuisine

Tuscan cuisine has its own features in every province and still has some common peculiarities which distinguish it from other cuisines in the world. One of the unique features is olive oil and bread which are at the same time additional and compulsory ingredients of many recipes. Local savoury herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, sage, parsley, etc.), garlic and onion are used for dressing.

Telephone communication in Tuscany

Inquiry office in Italy – 100 Emergency service (Carabinieri) - 112 Police (Polizia) - 113 Ambulance (Pronto soccorso) – 118 (Medical services for foreigners are provided on paid basis. Pharmacies also provide the information about the places where you can get medical help.) Fire prevention (Vigili del fuoco) - 115 Emergency repair service for cars - 116

Working hours of banks, museums, cafes of Tuscany

First of all it is important to remember that the majority of Italian shops and banks are closed on Sundays. Only supermarkets in the tourism centers make the exception. Monday traditionally is the day off for museums.


The Festival of the Thrush in Montalcino 2012
The festival of the thrush or Sagra del Tordo is held in the old Tuscan town of Montalcino on the last October weekend. Thousands of tourists go to Montalcino while the festival. If you want to see the festival of the thrush, you should take care of accommodation in Montalcino in advance. It’s better to come a bit earlier for the festival. On the day of the competition, you will have to leave your car far away in the valley and walk a couple of kilometers up. Don’t forget to ask your landlords to help you buy tickets for the ceremonial dinner and the tournament.
Tuscany: Gastronomic Festivals in October
Towns and villages of Tuscany hold various gastronomic festivals regularly from May to October. These events are dedicated to some product or dish typical for this area. Usually such festivals are organized on days-off. Sometimes they last for a couple of weekends. Fairs are often combined with diverse entertainment program. The October of 2011 offers a number of gastronomic events in Tuscany.
Tarot Garden
The Tarot garden as a work of art is a combination of landscape design, sculpture and architecture. The garden is located on the southern slope of the Garavicchio hill in the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers away from the town of Capalbio. The Franko-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle created it.