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The links below will help you prepare for, get to, and enjoy your stay in Tuscany and neighboring provinces.  A number of the sites provide travel-related information covering nearby areas or all of Italy.  If you have additional sites which you have found useful, please send them to us for consideration as additions.

Under the Tuscan Sun / Bella Tuscany / In Tuscany
Frances Mayes' bestsellers chronicle her love affair with Bramasole (her house in Cortona) and with Tuscany.  October 2000: her latest book about Cortona: In Tuscany

Italian Hotels & Travel Info
Comprehensive hotel & travel site for Italy

Also check LateRooms for great rates when making last-minute bookings.

Train Schedules
Find schedules on the Ferrovie dello Stato site - English, Italiano, Deutsch, Français, & Español

Strike (Sciopero) Info
Find if there's train, plane, bus, or boat strikes planned for the near future. Search (use Ctrl-F) for the word sciopero on the page.

Work of Pietro (Berrettini) da Cortona
Major works of the artist/sculptor/architect Pietro Berettini; his work is found in Rome & Florence as well as his home of Cortona

Vacation Rentals in Italy
Directory of vacation rentals and other accommodations in Italy. View pictures of each property, maps of the area and rates. Book directly with the owner. -->

Rentals - Agriturismo & Villas (Wine Spectator article about rentals in the Cortona area of Tuscany; Other Info.
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Montegufioniandmore Numerous rentals throughout Tuscany and elsewhere; view rentals, check availability and book online


Rentals in Cortona & Loro Ciuffenna

Classic Tuscan Homes

Rentals throughout Tuscany


Landscape of Tuscany. Online information about the region and expecially about the city of Siena and the Chianti hills.

Siena Net

Esp. Tuscan Enterprises

Rent Villas

Rentals in/nr Cortona and rest of Italy

Florence Info

Information about Florence - shopping, events, etc.

Rose Garden - Cavriglia

Wonderful Rose Garden near Montevarchi; open to visitors May & June.

Chianti Net

Central site for Chianti area information

Chianti Geografico

Online information about wines and ca. 200 producers in the Chianti region

Chianti News

Online version of Chianti area cultural and tourist newspaper

Open Presses

Olive oil producers (frantoi) open - usually 1st weekend in November

Wine Day __ Alternate site

Wine Cellars open across Italy

Architecture Tours of Toscana

"Visite di Primavera" - Spring tours of historic structures in Tuscany (free)

Etruscan Network

Links for Etruscan information

Italian Language Course

Courses in Cortona; March-December

Books About Tuscany

Resource for travels/travelogue/local interest

Exchange rates

Current & historical cross-currency rates

Yellow Pages (Italy)Search yellow pages - hotels, companies in Italy

In Italiano / English / Français / Deutsch / Español

White Pages (Italy)Search white pages - Italy

Search for People & Businesses


Euro resourcesEuroSeek

Italian Tourist Offices

Italian Tourist Offices in NAm- US (New York, Chicago & Los Angeles) & Canada (Montreal) - to request brochures & tourist info.

Italy Tourist Info

Reference site for travel in Italy (main tourist cities)

Art Viva

Walking tours in Florence, information about cultural activities, & tourist info. for Florence & Tuscany.

Terra di Toscana

Walking tours in Tuscany, information about the seasons, weather, flora, & recipes.

Hello Italy! homepage

Hotel & restaurant recommendations

Slow Food

In Italiano, English, & Français: lists dining establishments (e.g. trattorie & osterie) noted for their food; it also lists agricultural producers (e.g. wine & olive oil).

Cooking in Italy

Site with many links to cooking resources (including recipes) and foodstuff producers in Italy. Most are in Italiano, but many also in English.

Artisanship in Italy

Recommendations and links to many sites with artigianato (e.g. alabaster, porcelain, ceramic items, glassware, stonework, hand-painted decorations, nativity figurines, lighting fixtures, textiles) throughout Italy

Amazon's recommendations - Tuscany

Amazon.com list of recommended books about Tuscany

Resources for English speakers

Directory for English speakers - IntoItaly.it

Translator (Italiano - English & vice versa)

"Englishfree" translation service on interfree.it

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