Is Tuscany expensive to visit?

Tuscany is a region that epitomises the expression, “la dolce vita”, with elegant towns, bucolic countryside and some of the world’s finest wine and produce.

Tuscan Village

Needless to say, a region of such gourmand indulgence is never going to be the cheapest place to visit, but there are certainly ways you can enjoy Tuscany on a shoestring!

Tuscany, like other European travel hotspots, accommodates budgets for backpackers and jetsetters alike, with everything from budget hostels through to world class hotels providing opportunities for all to enjoy this gorgeous part of Italy.

What’s more, Tuscany is full of charming trattorias that provide a budget-friendly contrast to the region’s Michelin star restaurants and luxury wine tours.

So, don’t be deterred by the idea that yes, Tuscany is a place for well heeled bon vivants, as anyone heading to Italia can enjoy the best of the region without spending all their Euros there alone!

You can also enjoy these wonderful activities without breaking the budget…

Florentine galleries

Florence is home to two of the world’s most impressive galleries in the Accademia and the Uffizi. Why? Because each gallery is home to some of the Renaissance, and history’s, most famous works!

A stroll around the Accademia will eventually lead you to its starring piece: the ever-recognisable David, standing proudly in a central room like it knows it’s supposed to be there.

Then, onto the Uffizi, where you will find abundant works from the great Renaissance masters like Botticelli, da Vinci and Raphael. But the most important work at the Uffizi, without a doubt, is that of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, one of the most beautiful paintings to come out of the entire Renaissance period.

The views!

Florence is a town steeped in Medieval magnificence, and it has the ornate buildings to prove it. One of the great things about these lavish architectural feats is its stunning vistas that sweep the surrounding city.

Head up to the wonderful Campanile or Cattedrale di Santa Maria before heading over to the beautiful and tranquil Piazzale Michelangelo, a spot you might have already seen in a few holiday snaps of the gorgeous town…

Dine on affordable feasts!

Yes, Florence is a city with a few Michelin stars hovering around its lavish laneways, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sumptuous Tuscan cuisine on the cheap! Just head to any local trattoria or pizza place and you can pick up a delicious local meal without worrying about the heavy check.

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