All the Maps you'll ever need - Zoomable, Directions, Satellite, Apps
A detailed map is indispensible when you are on holiday in Tuscany. Getting from the airport to your villa, sightseeing, visiting the Tuscan art cities - you need to know where you are! Here are a selection of maps - online zoomable, satellite, street views or download some of our useful Tuscany apps! Choose the one which suits your tastes and purposes.
A view from space of the "boot shaped" Italian peninsula. Tuscany is about half way up in Central Italy. This map is zoomable and there are various options. See below for some useful Tuscany apps for your smartphone.
A closer view of Tuscany. Zoom in to view the various towns and cities. Click on the "View larger map" link to go to a version with more options including street view and a search function to find various places. You could use this to plan your route, however we prefer the michelin route planner below.
A basic map just to give you an idea where the 10 Tuscan provinces are situated. There are a number of things to consider when planning your Tuscan holiday. A villa situated further from Florence may actually be quicker to get to the city (if that's important to you) because it's near a train line, on the other hand a villa which seems closer on a map may take longer to get places because of the narrow, country lanes (beautiful if you're not in a hurry!). If in doubt, ask us, we'll give you our opinion on the best choice.
Tuscan cities are beautiful, a day exploring the centre of Florence or cycling round the city walls in Lucca is an unforgetable experience. A detailed map is useful to help you find the sights. The maps below are zoomable and have various options (you can even print the map if you prefer!). Check out our recommended smartphone apps too. There are various guides for wine lovers, photographers and more!
The maps above can be used for route planning, however we find the Michelin Maps and Route Planner really useful. There are a number of useful functions including a fuel cost estimation, restaurant recommendations and sight seeing info. The route can be followed online or printed out. Click on the image below to start planning your Tuscan Villa holiday.
Tuscan wines are famous the world over, however there's more to Tuscany than Chianti. The map below shows some of the many wines produced in Tuscany. Be adventurous when on your Tuscan Villa holiday, try some of the fine wines from different areas of Tuscany. We especially like the wines from Montalcino and Montepulciano. Download the Tuscan Wine app below, it gives info on various wines and directions on how to get to the wineries.
Smartphones have revolutioniseed the world of travel, everything from booking flights to ordering a pizza can be done from the palm of your hand. Various Apps can add to the enjoyment of your holiday. We have selected a few, which we find useful (IOS for now, Android coming soon). When the internet signal is not too good, offline maps can prove invaluable. Sightseeing itineraries for various Tuscan Art cities can enrich your experience. We've even included a couple of apps for wine lovers and budding photographers.
UPDATE 2022 - the app store is constantly changing, some apps are no longer available, others are now paid. We are working on updating our selection, which will be online soon. In the meantime if you need our advice on a particular app, please get in touch.
We hope you find these maps of Tuscany and other resources useful, if you need any more help
or advice when planning your holiday in Tuscany, we'd be delighted to
hear from you.
Before getting down to the fine detail of planning your trip, don't you just wish you could take off and soar over the rolling Tuscan hills and vineyards.