Tuscany is a wonderful region, full of history from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with a long and special culinary tradition and some outstanding landscapes. However, since this area has so much to offer, it would be impossible to visit it all in one, single trip. Therefore, we have listed the best places that you can find in Tuscany, in order to make your experience fulfilling and unforgettable.
Before diving into the beautiful cities and areas to visit, it is worth giving you some tips that could make your holiday even more priceless. First of all, our advice is to plan it carefully and in advance. Choose your accommodation based on your plans and the area you want to visit. In addition, having a basic knowledge of tuscan italian, the dialect is spoken in this region, is a major bonus because it allows you to socialize more easily with the locals and discover their habits and traditions.
This little gem is a small town that attracts many tourists every year. With its 14 towers that show the entirety of this medieval village, San Gimignano is probably the most authentic place that you can find in Tuscany. In addition, it is widely famous for its traditional cuisine and for some vineyards that are located around it.
It is called “the city of the 100 churches” because of the many old, artistically priceless churches that are distributed around it and has a very particular city center, surrounded by high walls that are long about 4 kilometers and that give you the feeling of being in a magical place. On top of that, the Roma Amphitheater and the baroccan gardens are definitely worth a visit for their architecture.
If you visit Tuscan, you simply cannot miss Florence. Listing a range of places is virtually impossible since the city has too much to offer. Once you step foot in Florence you get the feeling of being in a living museum, with the massive and superb monuments that can be found in the city center. Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral. These are places that will simply leave you speechless. And you love art, you must visit the Uffizi Gallery.
The Chianti area, just a few kilometers south of Florence, hosts the world-known vineyards and olive trees that make the Chianti a living paradise. In order to visit it, you have the chance to choose between many itineraries, which all include a wine tasting and a delicious lunch with the traditional food of the region.
Siena is a unique city. Widely known for the Palio, the horse race held every year, it will conquer you with its ancient history and authenticity. Piazza del Campo is perhaps the most representative area of Siena, a cozy but also very social place where young people and tourists come together to have drinks and enjoy food. Alternatively, Siena’s Cathedral is worth a visit. It has a black and white facade and its interiors are a high artistic expression of the Gothic movement. A must for any art lover.