Travel to Tuscany
Getting to Tuscany by air is quite easy. We have two international airports in Pisa and Florence, but many of our TuscanDream luxury villas are less than a two hour drive from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Bologna and Genoa. It depends where your villa or hotel is located and where you are flying from to determine which airport is best to fly into for your Italian vacation.
If you are staying in a TuscanDream villa in Lucca, you could be only 25 minutes from the international airport in Pisa. For guests flying from the United States, Delta Airlines and its partner Alitalia offer non-stop service between Pisa and New York’s JFK airport on certain days of the week during the summer. If you can’t catch the non-stop flight it is easy to catch a connecting international flight from London on British Airways, France on Air France, or Frankfurt on Lufthansa. If you are flying from England, Easy Jet operates low fare nonstop flights from Gatwick while RyanAir offers budget flights from airports in London Stansted and Bristol. Making Pisa even more appealing as a destination is there is a train from the airport offering quick service to both Pisa, and Florence.
The capital of Tuscany is of course Florence and its Peretola airport receives international connecting flights from Amsterdam on KLM, from Frankfurt on Lufthansa, from Berlin on Air Berlin, from Paris on Air France, from Munich on Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa, and from Zurich on Swiss Air International. Peretola also is served by Spanish low budget Carrier, Vueling Airlines which offers service from international destinations including Madrid, Barcelona, Vienna, London Gatwick, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Bologna’s international airport, just 1 ½ hours north-east of Florence is often the choice of travelers from London as budget carrier Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted and Manchester.
Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is very convenient for travelers renting TuscanDream villas in the Siena or Chianti region. It’s only a two hour drive from most of Southern Tuscany and there are many non-stop flights on American, Alitalia, USAirways, Delta and United and Air Canada from North American Airports in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. There is the Leonardo express train from Fiumicino airport directly into Termini the main train station in Rome which operates every 20 minutes. Just follow the signs for the train from the top floor of the airport and you will be in downtown Rome in ½ hour. The cost for the express shuttle is 15 Euros.
Rental cars with GPS and even wifi hotspots are easy to secure at all major airports and TuscanDream is pleased to represent AutoEurope who guarantee the best rates for rental cars in Italy. A few notes for those taking to our roads, in Italy there are machines on all major roads which measure your speed. You aren’t chased by a police car like you are in America. Instead you will have a ticket mailed to you a few weeks later – and your rental car company will automatically debit your credit card – so please watch your speed!
Also it is important to remember that many cities and towns in Tuscany prohibit people without special permits from driving in their historical districts. Amongst these cities are Florence, Siena and Lucca. Tickets are issued again by automatic cameras so please pay attention to road signs as the fines for entering these cities by car are not cheap!
We hope you enjoy your visit to Tuscany and your travel experts at TuscanDream are available to help you plan your vacation.
Call us at +1 310 859 3494 to start your vacation to Tuscany!