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Top 10 Things To Do In Tuscany – Your Travel Guide

August 22, 2019

Tuscany has always been the background for many movies, books, plays, and novels. The cascading cobblestone streets, rolling green hills dotted with poppies, and the promise of delicious pasta and gelato make for the perfect escape. In order to see the very best of Tuscany, the ideal way to go about it is by renting a car. Of course, there is public transportation but to get to all the enchanting towns and scenic places, having your own car is the best option.

 

 
1. Visit The City of art, architecture and food – Florence

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Florence is the soul of Tuscany, and it brims with the influences of the Renaissance. You’ll discover a myriad of architectural wonders and a profusion of exquisite artwork, all of which culminate into one cultural masterpiece of a city. You should totally touring the Duomo, visiting the Uffizi and Galileo Museum, seeing Pitti Palace, and walking on the Ponte Vecchio.

 2. Walk The City Walls In Lucca

 Walk The City Walls In Lucca

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Lucca has some of the most handsome Romanesque buildings in Europe, but tourism here is very much a secondary consideration. Get to know the town by walking or cycling the fortifications that still completely encircle the old city – the mid-afternoon shutdown is perhaps the best time to follow the 4km circuit, which is lined with plane, lime, ilex and chestnut trees. Check out every street you can here, you can’t get lost and you will find some of the best places where you may not expect like Forno Casali where they make an all corn foccacia that is a unique and delicious bread.

3. Visit The Romantic And Stunning Chianti

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There is nothing more beautiful than driving through the vineyards of Chianti. Perfectly cultivated rows of grape vine line the estates along with olive trees, vegetable gardens and flowers. Lunch at a vineyard or estate is a must and we highly recommend Casamonti Estates. At Casamonti not only is the host gracious, the food delicious, the wine splendid and the estate incredible but you get eat the legendary Cinta Sinese pig. The Chianti landscapes are so beautiful and particular that they inspire many photographs which then become postcards and calendars distributed across the globe.

4. Be a tourist in Pisa

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Pisa is a legendary city and one of the most famous in this region of Italy. For those wishing to visit Pisa, this city has a fantastic array of beautiful historical buildings and indeed it boasts over 20 historical churches. Furthermore, Pisa has some world class museums and beautiful scenery along the banks of the River Arno. This historical city is worth much more than just a fleeting visit and serves as a great base for those wishing to explore this region of Tuscany.

5. Vintage vespa tour

Vintage vespa tour

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This is your chance to be an Italian for a couple hours and enjoy the sheer fun of riding a Vespa through the Tuscan countryside! Fit yourself up with a helmet and get ready for an exhilarating ride through the countryside. Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills, following the tour leader along the riverside and a tree lined avenue to a famous viewpoint. After posing for photos with your Vespa and the amazing skyline of Florence, enjoy a bit of culture with a quick visit inside one of Florence’s oldest churches. Get ready to take to the narrow lanes between castles and villas, through ancient olive groves and vineyards. When it’s time for a break, enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany’s best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti.

 

6. Visit the most beautiful mountains, Apuan Alps

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The Apuan Alps are probably the most beautiful mountains of Tuscany, located near the sea between Garfagnana and Lunigiana are universally famous for the marble that is extracted from its quarries since antiquity. The mountains are rugged and inaccessible and recall, for their rugged form, the Dolomites. The Apuan Alps are now a Regional Natural Park and an important destination for hiking, thanks to the dense network of marked trails. The Apuan Alps are a topography complex of great beauty.

 

7) A getaway to Elba island

A getaway to Elba island

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A fantastic heritage of natural beauty guaranteed by the protection and the enhancement of the territory and the environment. The entire territory is a paradise for lovers of nature sports, especially diving, hiking and cycling. The Elba Island offers a variety of stunning landscapes: from the granite cliffs that fall steeply into the sea, to wide golden sandy beaches that characterize the south and the northwest coast, small white pebble beach in Portoferraio or black iron-rich sands along the east coast.

8. Make your heart happy by eating at one of the traditional trattoria

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Big appetite? You’re in the right place. Try the bistecca alla Fiorentina or cinghiale (wild boar) sauce with artisan pasta called ‘pici’. Grab yourself a bit of pecorino cheese to take home the taste of Tuscany with you. Buon appetito!

 

 9. Fall in love with the tufa towns in the Maremma

Fall in love with the tufa towns in the Maremma

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I fell in love with Pitigliano and its little sisters Sorano and Sovana, the so-called “tufa towns”. Among the most mesmerising sights in the Maremma, these small towns seem to grow out of the rock itself and linger in the memory long after you’ve left. Watching the sun going down from the terraces in Pitigliano, entering Sorano’s ancient gate and visiting the fascinating churches of Sovana, are experiences that will stay with you forever. Reasons why more and more people are choosing to visit this southern corner of Tuscany.

10. Piazza Del Campo in Siena

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Unlike most public spaces, Piazza del Campo does not provide benches or furniture for use by visitors. Users of the space often sit on the red brick floors of the square, wherever they feel most comfortable. Normally, this occurs along the edges of the square where the shadows of the surrounding buildings create cool, shaded spots. Prepared to be amazed when you step foot here.

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