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Travelling to Tuscany in your motorhome: Why visit and 5 tips

Few parts of the world attract campers like Tuscany. This special region has so much to offer, from its world-famous landscapes and cuisine to its idyllic weather.

But if you’re considering a motorhome trip to Tuscany, what can you expect and what should you do to make the trip go as smoothly as possible? 

In this article, we’ll explore what makes Tuscany so special and share five top tips for travelling there in a motorhome.

Why visit Tuscany?

Tuscany is one of the most sought-after destinations in Italy and it isn’t difficult to understand why. It offers travellers so much, including:

  • Iconic views: Tuscany’s rolling hills are truly a sight to behold, being home to lush vineyards, iconic cypress trees and vibrant wildflowers. 
  • Golden beaches: While Tuscany is best known for its hills, it also has an amazing set of beaches. With pristine sands and crystal-blue waters, it offers you the best of Italy’s coastline.
  • Delicious cuisine: Food and wine are some of Italy’s most beloved gifts to the world. From hearty pasta dishes and indulgent desserts to Italian coffee and fine wines, Tuscany has something to offer every palate.
  • Perfect weather: Tuscany has hot summers and mild winters, making it a great place to visit at any time of the year. For the best conditions, make your journey during the spring, when the days are warm, the nights are cool, and the countryside is in full bloom. 

Five tips for travelling to Tuscany in your motorhome

  1. Get your documents in order

As when driving your motorhome in anywhere in Europe, it’s essential you have all your documents ready ahead of your trip to Tuscany. 

You need at least three months left on your passport to drive in Italy, so you’ll need to make sure this will be the case for the time you intend to drive back home.  You also need to carry your V5 logbook with you. We recommend you take out a robust motorhome insurance policy for peace of mind during your trip. At the very least this should include third-party and breakdown cover.

  1. Be careful where you pitch

It’s generally easy to pitch up in Tuscany, as long as you keep the following rules in mind. You aren’t allowed to pitch up:

  • Without the permission of the landowner
  • Within 1km of an urban area
  • Within 50 m of national routes
  • Within 100m of historic or artistic buildings
  • Within 150m of a drinking water extraction site
  1. Safety equipment

It’s wise to carry plenty of safety equipment with you when you drive your motorhome to Tuscany. Consider taking a warning triangle, reflective jacket, spare wheel and tools for changing or repairing a tyre. Motorhome security equipment like wheel clamps and steering wheel locks always come in handy, too.

  1. Follow the rules

Paying attention to the rules of the road is just as important in Tuscany as anywhere else in Europe – perhaps even more so. Police can charge you with on-the-spot fines and collect a quarter of the sum at a moment’s notice. 

  1. Watch your speed

Speed limits in Tuscany depend on the weight of your vehicle. The limits for vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tonnes are 50km/h in urban areas, 90km/h on minor roads, 110km/h on major roads and 130km/h on motorways. The limits for motorhomes weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are 50km/h in urban areas, 80km/h on minor roads, 80 km/h on major roads and 100 km/h on motorways.

Few places in the world have so much to offer motorhome travellers as Tuscany. Follow our tips above and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!

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