Tuscany: Events and Initiatives for 2024

Sustainable travel is not just a trend; it’s a conscious choice reflecting a growing awareness and sensitivity towards our environment.
That’s why Tuscany is leading the way with a groundbreaking initiative focused on eco-friendly hospitality and social responsibility.
Recently, Tuscany unveiled its Sustainable Tourism Values Charter and mapped out businesses committed to planet conservation.
We are honoured to be part of this movement, embracing the message:
“I want to experience a vacation that leaves a mark, not a footprint.”

Ready to Ride?

Experience the Tour de France Launch in Tuscany

Speaking of eco-friendly mobility, Tuscany boasts the Atlas of Cycling Routes, offering a whopping 15,000 kilometers of cycling paths, including 5,000 off-road trails. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of Tuscany, from sandy beaches to rolling hills, charming villages, and art-filled cities.

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Guess what?

For the first time in 111 years, the prestigious Tour de France will kick off from Italy, specifically from Florence, on June 29th! Imagine the thrill of witnessing history, culture, and cycling passion collide in this picturesque region. The event includes team presentations on June 27th at Palazzo Vecchio and a thrilling first stage from Florence to Rimini on June 29th.

Discover Cultural Treasures Along the Way

As you navigate Tuscany’s cycling routes, immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural tapestry. From the centenary celebrations of Giacomo Puccini to exhibitions honouring the legacy of the Medici and Vasari, every stop on your journey is infused with history and art.
2024 marks the centenary of the legendary composer Giacomo Puccini’s passing. There will be  with a series of Puccini Celebrations featuring performances across various theatres and associations. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to explore Puccini’s roots, from his birth home in Lucca to the venues where he first showcased his talent.

Another milestone event is the 450th anniversary of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici’s death. Tuscany pays homage with a grand exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, commemorating the man who shaped modern Tuscany. Additionally, the “new” Vasari Corridor, reopening on May 27th, offers a breathtaking journey connecting iconic landmarks in Florence. This monumental event celebrates the visionaries behind this architectural marvel: Cosimo I de Medici and Giorgio Vasari.

So don’t forget to explore the charming towns of Lucca and Florence, where every cobblestone street tells a story Before or After the cycling vacation you will take with us!

A Cycling Paradise Recognized Worldwide

Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2024” has singled out Tuscany as a must-visit destination, and it’s easy to see why.
With its UNESCO heritage sites and archaeological wonders, Tuscany offers a cycling experience like no other. And when you join us for a bike tour through southern Tuscany, you’ll not only discover the region’s hidden gems but also contribute to its sustainable tourism efforts.
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So, grab your helmet and hop on your bike—Tuscany awaits, ready to be explored in all its pedal-powered glory!

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Cicloposse Team
March 3 2024