Florence or Tuscany?

Are you planning an holiday and yuu have to decide : Florence or Tuscany?

First of all welcome to my blog!

I am a Florence and Tuscany official Local Guide and like giving informations to tourists because I would like that everybody loves Tuscany and Florence as I do 🙂

I always work with foreigners tourisits and I realized that many time they have a big doubt: Florence or Tuscany?

Therefore I decided to write an article about this differences.


I also did a video in which I explain about this.

You can have a look at the video otherwise you can keep reading the article.

Florence and Tuscany


Italy is devided in 20 regions and Tuscany is one of them.

Some other regions are: Lombardy, Lazio, Puglia, Emilia Romagna, etc.

Sicily and Sardegna are the 2 biggest islands of Italy and are also 2 regions.

In any region we have several towns and also a capital.

Rome is the capital of Italy but also the capital of the region called Lazio, because it is based in Lazio.

Inside Italy we also have 2 countries with their own government.

They are The Vatican which is inside Rome and San Marino which is based between the italians regions of Emilia Romagna and Marche.


Florence is one of the towns of Tuscany and it is also the capital of the region.

I know it is easy to be confused: many pictures of Tuscany represents hills and sunflowers fields. And that’s true!

Indeed about 80% of Tuscany is made of hills, fields of flowers and country side.

But in Tuscany there are also towns : Florence, Siena , Lucca, Pisa, Prato, Grosseto, Arezzo, Massa Carrara, Livorno, Pistoia.

And the towns of Tuscany are all very nice because they are very well conserved and keeps the original medieval features.

So if you come to visit Tuscany you can spend time visiting very ancient towns but also an amazing coutry side.

See you in Florence and Tuscany!