Filled with hidden treasures and unexpected experiences to live, there’s no end to adventures in Tuscany. Explore the great outdoors here any time of the year, with something to do in every season: rafting, biking, hiking, trekking, horseback riding, canyoning, caving, paragliding, sailing, climbing, diving, bird watching, and more. Tuscany invites the active traveler to immerse in its landscapes, in its villages dotted around the region, and to savor its unique atmosphere—a mix of local culture, hearty food, great wines, authentic traditions, medieval festivals, architecture, art and outdoor activities.

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Adventure Highlights

Interesting Facts

  • Tuscany boasts 3 national parks, 3 regional parks, 46 regional natural areas, and 3 provincial parks.
  • The Italian language originated from Tuscany, and so did Dante’s “Divine Comedy” and “Pinocchio”.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte spent his days in exile on Elba Island, which today is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
  • 2 of the 120 UNESCO heritage geoparks in the world are located in Tuscany.
  • You’d find that some of the natural parks (or designated areas within the parks) have limited access. That is because Tuscany enforces strict regulation for the conservation and the maintenance of the ecosystems.
  • You can go skiing in Tuscany, at one of the 6 resorts in the region.
  • Tuscany produces well known Italian red wine Chianti.
  • Boiled cow’s stomach, also known as Lampredotto, is one of the most popular local delicacies.
  • Tuscany was a renowned center of the arts and learning from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance, and you can find some of the world’s most precious artwork here today.
  • The famed Leaning Tower of Pisa took 176 years to build!

Plan A Trip

The adventure travel operators listed below are members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and are committed to values that drive a necessary movement to change travel so that it benefits the businesses, the people and the environment of the places we travel. Connect with any of them to start planning your trip.

AdventureSmith Explorations
Pure Adventures
KE Adventure Travel
Butterfield and Robinson
Adventures in Good Company
Boundless Journeys
G Adventures