The best places for stargazing in Tuscany, Italy are- Saturnia, Castellina in Chianti, Pitigliano, Greve in Chianti, Montepulciano, Castiglione della Pescaia, Volterra, Chianciano Terme, Cortona, Portoferraio and Viareggio.
How to reach:
By Air: Tuscany has two International Airports- Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci International Airport, also called Peretola in Florence. Both the airports are well connected by flights to major European cities.
The Galileo Airport is about 81 km away from Tuscany, while the Amerigo Airport is just about 10 km away from Tuscany.
From any of the airports, you can reach any of the stargazing destinations by train, bus shuttle, rental car or taxi.
By Train: Pisa Central Railway Station is one of the main rail junctions of Tuscany. It is about 83 km from Tuscany. The Florence Station is only about 1 km away from Tuscany. From the station, go to any of the stargazing places by taxi or rental car.
By Bus: Many buses from outside Tuscany mostly arrive in Florence. From here, take a taxi or rental car to go for stargazing.
Best time to visit: Late September and October, April and May.
Essential Gear: Binoculars, telescope and star chart.