OUR CULINARY AND CULTURAL TOURS IS WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
We are a small, family owned and cooking school that specializes in all-inclusive culinary and cultural vacations in Tuscany, Italy since 1998. Our cooking courses are small, personal, and hands-on, our guided excursions are intimate and educational, un-hurried and friendly. We get to know you, and you get to know us, very well. So well, that by the time you leave, you have become a member of our extended famiglia internazionale! Everything you will enjoy while on tour with us is included, from the food and cooking courses, to your excursions, to your fine Italian wine and your accommodations. You will experience Tuscan life like a true Tuscan, become immersed in our culture and cooking, and truly experience la dolce vita in Toscana!!
TUSCAN WAY’S COMPLETE SERVICES FOR TOURING IN TUSCANY INCLUDE
Hotel accommodations in Tuscany, breakfast, lunch, dinner as highlighted in all of the Tuscan tour itineraries, cooking course tours, wine tours & tasting and new culinary gourmet, spa and yoga touring options (based on guest feedback showing how many people are interested in food and wine tours with different twists). So, traveling the Tuscan Way made “Tuscany touring” an option. We’ll take you to some of to the most beautiful areas in all of Italy during your Tuscan Way Tour where we keep our prime focus on Tuscany. Touring in this manner through Tuscany is absolutely enchanting and it is also a chance to discover lesser known (off-the-beaten-track) small villages, georgeous villas, castles, vineyards and truly immerse yourself in the true charm of Italy.
With Tuscan Way’s tours of Tuscany, you will always have the opportunity to feel that unique sense of “place” at each destination by meeting and interacting with the locals and staff of the establishments we visit.
So go on your Tuscany tour, Experience fully in Tuscany while touring with our highly qualified Tuscan-experienced tour guides. Our Tuscan Tours consist of full or half week vacations. We have also chosen the most interesting wine itineraries following the acclaimed “Strade del Vino”. Doing it this way, Tuscany’s peasant cooking tradition and finer gourmet cooking cannot go untouched. So, we tour with the locals and visit characteristic places – in quaint Tuscan Towns. This is the essence of Tuscan Way’s service.
Below is some useful information to make your travel to Tuscany easier and hassle free:
TAXIS, BUSES & TRAINS
Licensed taxis are found in special taxi-lanes, and have a meter. If anyone comes up to you randomly or at any of the other major tourist magnets, muttering ‘Taxi?’ always refuse, as they are likely to charge you up to 400 per cent more than the normal rate. When you pick up a taxi at a rank or hail one in the street, the meter should read zero or the minimum fare, currently about 2-3 EURO for the first 200m, after which the charge goes up rapidly according to time and distance. Taxis in Rome and Florence are expensive.
Tuscany Massage And Spa
A spa offers various health treatments. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Tuscany massage and spa is known for its very famous and effective healing powers. The hot water used in the Tuscany spas is supplied by deep springs in the earth and the water carries several medicinal and healing properties. Spas in Tuscany have been valued since ancient times and are great for back pain, stress relief and treatment of several skin disorders. Each Tuscany spa has water with different properties, such as carbon dioxide or sulphur and it can help to heal a variety of ailments. There are several hotels in Tuscany that offer spas and Ayurvedic massage in Italy.
TuscanWay.com introduces travelers to all the popular thermal baths and spa in Tuscany Italy. We also offer various staying options in some of famous yet traditional facilities like villas, farmhouses, hotels and other holiday rentals Tuscany. Many of these facilities feature therapeutic Tuscan spa each with its own set of curative powers. You can also choose the accommodations that are nearby a famous spa in Tuscany. Tuscany massage and hot spring spas are some of the best in the world with high quality services and a healthful approach planned for their guests. The health experts at the health spas are always available at your service to guide you towards a healthier living.
The accommodation choices and rental pricing offered by TuscanWay.com are the best in Tuscany and Florence. We will guide you to the popular towns and villages of Tuscany and Florence and introduce you to the unique culture and traditions of those places. With us, you can choose from a wide range of vacation plans and types of holiday such as Florence city tours depending on your interest and budget. Our tour packages give you the unique opportunity to explore the immense beauty of Tuscany at very affordable prices. We value our customers the most, so we ensure that your stay with us will be very pleasing, relaxing and memorable one. Find out more about various tuscany travel packages by browsing through our website.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS – FLORENCE
FLORENCE (3 STAR)
Lungarno Zecca Vecchia, 26
Tel: / 2341221
Fax: + 39-055-243287
Location: Center – along the Arno River – near Ponte Vecchio.
Piazza Piave, 3
Tel: / 2343480
Fax: + 39-055-2341199
Hotel Pitti Palace a Ponte Vecchio
Location: Center – near Ponte Vecchio.
Borgo S. Jacopo, 3 – 50125 Florence – Italy
Tel. 055/2398711 – Fax 055/2398867
FLORENCE (4-5 STAR)
In Piazza della Signoria
Palazzo Magnani Feroni
ROME (3 STAR)
HOTEL SANTA CHIARA
Via di Santa Chiara, 21
Fax: + 39-06-6873144
Location:Center – Near Pantheon.
HOTEL DEL SENATO
Piazza della Rotonda, 73
Fax: + 39-06-69940297
Location:Center – Near the Pantheon.
Via Sistina, 79
Fax: + 39-06-6784764
Location: Center – At the top of the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
ROME (4-5 STAR)
RECOMMENDED HOTELS SIENA, PISA, LUCCA
SIENA (2 STARS)
PICCOLO HOTEL IL PALIO
Piazza del Sale, 19
Fax: + 39-0577-281142
SIENA (3 STARS)
HOTEL SANTA CATERINA
Via E. S. Piccolomini, 7
Fax: + 39-0577-271087
Location:Center – outside Porta Romana. In the 18th century it was a patrician mansion with the same lovely garden you can still admire; nowadays it is a delightful hotel with 19 rooms furnished in ancient Tuscan style.
Via Stalloreggi, 38
Fax: + 39-0577-43043
Location:Center – near the Duomo (Cathedral).
PICCOLO HOTEL IL PALIO
Piazza del Sale, 19
Fax: + 39-0577-281142
PISA (3 STARS)
HOTEL TERMINUS & PLAZA
Via Colombo, 45
Fax: + 39-050-500553
Location:Center – near the train station. A traditional and peaceful hotel. Recently restructured, it is equipped with vast lounges and communal areas.
LUCCA (3 STARS)
Via Fillungo Corte Compagni 12
LUCCA (4 STARS)
GRAND HOTEL GIUNIGI
Via Romana 1247
VENICE (2 STARS)
San Marco, 4486
Fax: + 39-041-5223292
Location: Center – 200 meters from Piazza San Marco and close to the Rialto Bridge.
VENICE (3 STARS)
HOTEL SANTA CHIARA & RESIDENCE PARISI
Santa Croce, 548
Fax: + 39-041-5228799
Location: Center – Overlooking the Grand Canal.
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Fax: + 39-041-5235232
Location: Center – Piazza San Marco.
Lista di Spagna, 166
Fax: + 39-041-5242432
Location: Center – On the Grand Canal, a few steps from the railway station.
VENICE (4 STARS)
SS. Apostoli, 4587
Fax: + 39-041-5239092
Location: Center – lose to the Ca’ D’oro and Rialto Bridge.