Tuscany Car Rental

Tuscany is one of the most famous and visited regions of Italy.

This land of great charm is made up of territories with different identities that are entangled by an extraordinary his-torical, artistic and culinary heritage.

Spending a holiday in Tuscany means going on an evocative journey which combines the magnificence of cities of art and the charm of small villages with a fantastic land-scape, spectacular nature and rich cuisine, featuring not only tasty dishes but also excel-lent wines.

An extremely rich region that is nice to visit in every period of the year and that adapts to the tastes and preferences of diverse visitors.

 

Road Trip in Tuscany: the cities of art and villages

Given the extraordinary number of places to visit, a car is the most comfortable and practi-cal way to easily move from one area to another, without having to plan in advance.

If you don’t have a vehicle at your disposal, you can rent one directly in the region. For this, you can rely on the experience and professionalism of Maggiore, a company that has several offices in the main Tuscan cities.

Choosing Maggiore for renting a car in Tuscany means having the certainty of renting a safe vehicle with all the comforts and being able to count on the assistance of a specialised staff.

What’s more, Maggiore has an extensive rental fleet and only provides its customers with modern and perfectly sanitised cars.

Once you have rented your car, you can start your tour of Tuscany by visiting its most famous cities of art, stopping first in Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of the Medici family and the capital of both the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Kingdom of Italy.

You will be captivated by the city’s beautiful historic centre and magnificent museums, first and foremost the Uffizi and the Medici Chapels.

From Florence you can travel by car to the coast and visit Lucca, known or its impressive city walls and prestigious buildings such as the Duomo and Palazzo della Signoria. During this trip you can visit Pistoia full of events, Pisa, renowned for the unique charm of the Leaning Tower and Campo dei Miracoli, Livorno, the most important port in the region characterised by the splendid Terrazza Mascagni, and Viareggio, a famous seaside town with an Art Nouveau soul.

Going inland, don’t miss Siena, the city of the Palio and the famous Piazza del Campo, San Gimignano, the “city of beautiful towers” immersed in the Chianti region, Arezzo, where you can admire masterpieces by Giorgio Vasari and Piero Della Francesca, Cortona, one of the most important medieval cities in Val di Chiana, and Montepulciano, a medieval village in Val d’Orcia known not only for its artistic heritage, but also for its local red wine of the same name.

In addition to the famous cities of art, Tuscany also has many beautiful villages that are definitely worth visiting.

Some of the most beautiful and characteristic ones to see in the region are Capalbio, “little Athens” which combines the medieval monuments of the city centre with the magical Tarot Garden, Pitigliano, a wonderful Etruscan city of Maremma also known as “little Jerusalem”, San Quirico d’Orcia, an Etruscan jewel in Val d’Orcia declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Fiesole, with its countless Etruscan and Roman sites and also Grosseto, the capital of Maremma.

Among the places to visit in Tuscany, it would be impossible not to mention the towns of Certaldo and Vinci, the birthplaces of Boccaccio and Leonardo respectively. Stop in these two villages and visit the homes of the two artists, now converted into museums.

 

A tour of Tuscany’s beaches, from Argentario to Versilia

From the north to the south of its coast, Tuscany offers many spectacular seaside desti-nations, charming places full of beaches and bays to discover and explore.

Starting from the northernmost part of the region, the first seaside resorts you encounter are Marina di Massa, with its wide and well-equipped beaches ideal for children, Marina di Carrara, whose beaches are particularly suitable for those who love water sports, especially windsurfing.

From here, travelling only 30 km, you reach the legendary Versilia, the symbol of seaside holidays in Tuscany, a riviera that includes some of the most famous destinations of the region such as the fashionable and glamorous Forte dei Marmi with its historic baths, the popular Viareggio with its 10 km of sandy beaches, the beautiful Lido di Camaiore, with golden beaches washed by the Ligurian Sea, and Marina di Pietrasanta, where the wide coastline is surrounded by the Apuan Alps.

Not any less suggestive are the coast of Pisa, where the quiet beaches of Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia await you, as well as the wild and uncontaminated beach of Gombo, and the Etruscan coast, a real paradise between the sea and the hills that will win you over with its golden beaches and its hidden coves.

Along the coast there are spectacular locations and dreamy beaches such as those of Castiglioncello, Marina di Castagneto Carducci and San Vincenzo, where there is also the famous San Vincenzo Dog Beach. To these can be added the Caribbean-like white beaches located between Rosignano, Solvay and Vada and the beautiful coast of Piombino, which is home to some of the most famous beaches in Tuscany, such as those in Calamoresca, Salivoli, Gulf of Baratti, Punta Falcone and Torre Mozza in Follonica, a beach with fine sand dominated by a sixteenth-century tower.

A seaside holiday in Tuscany cannot be complete without a visit to the Maremma and Argentario, two fantastic “destinations” filled with beautiful natural areas and landscapes.
The Maremma Grossetana extends from the Gulf of Follonica to the mouth of the Chia-rone, including the lower valley of Ombrone. Its coastline offers beaches of extreme beauty such as Cala Violina in the municipality of Scarlino, the beach of Rocchette, one of the most fascinating in the Maremma, and the beaches of Punta Ala, the first located in front of the island of Sparviero, and the second located between Hidalgo and Cala del Barbiere.

Your beach road tour can end with the beaches of Argentario, one of the most beautiful and popular areas of Tuscany, where you will be spoilt for choice by the “abundance” of sandy beaches and paradise coves.

You can start by relaxing on the beaches of Talamone, such as Fertilia, ideal for sailing sports, Cannone, with its transparent waters and rocky seabed, or Bagno delle Donne, a magnificent beach set among the rocks.

Continue your tour by heading to La Giannella and Bagni di Domiziano, fantastic beaches near Porto Santo Stefano, La Feniglia and the beach of Cala Galera, which you will encounter before entering Porto Ercole. There is also Cala di Gesso, one of the most famous beaches in the Argentario and 6 km long, Cala Grande, excellent for snorkelling, and Mar Morto, which has one of the most beautiful backdrops of the Argentario.

If you have some time left, park your car and set off to explore the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago; don’t miss a trip to the beautiful Elba Island or to the other, equally pictur-esque, islands of Giglio and Capraia.

Sea, cities of art, secret villages and unspoilt nature – Tuscany is this and much more!