In the center of the boot-shaped country – Italy – is located the region of Tuscany. Synonymous with beautiful landscapes, charming villages, good wines, great cuisine and cities with a fantastic historical, artistic and cultural heritage, this is a destination worth visiting.
This unmissable legacy deserves that all the necessary steps be taken to get to know this destination in depth.
One way to get to know this city, which is often recommended, is to take a road trip. Travel in the comfort of your car (or a rented one) and thus explore at your own pace the vast riches of the different cities, with an entire fantastic landscape serving as a backdrop.
Discover all the charms of the Tuscany region
What can you say about the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence, without falling short? It is impossible to summarize in a few lines and satisfactorily all the wonders that this fantastic city offers to locals and its countless tourists.
City of Art, par excellence, gave birth to the Italian Renaissance. Florence placed art at the heights, with such important names as Michelangelo (who lived and worked in the city for many years) as protagonists.
Among the heritage that you can and must visit are the Cathedral of Florence Santa Maria del Fiore, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace, the Palazzo Strozzi, the Ponte Vecchio, the National Bargello Museum, the Palazzo Spini Feroni , Palazzo Medici Riccardi and, among many other options, the Museum of the Ancient Florentine House, Palazzo Davanzati, as well as knowing the decisive role of the Medici family in the construction of this heritage.
The second point to visit on this trip through the Tuscany region is Porto Santo Stefano. Natural beauty is one of its highlights, as it is throughout Tuscany.
The local cuisine is great and the The Pellicano it is a restaurant, which is part of a hotel of the same name, with a great reputation in the region, and which has a Michelin star. Its port is old, but it is still very busy. The marina regularly gathers several luxury yachts. Do not miss the unmissable opportunity to visit the aquarium!
Space known for being one of the places chosen by the producers of one of the film sagas that had the most impact on young people in recent decades. We are referring to the “Twilight” vampire saga, as the film “New Moon” was set in Montepulciano in some of its shootings.
In addition to the natural beauty, you can explore all the gastronomic richness of the region. Pastas and salads can be well accompanied by cold beer or wine from the region. The pies and the gelato help make the experience very memorable for your taste buds.
The Tower of Pisa is worth a visit, as its worldwide fame leads us to take countless photos and record the moment when we are incredulous when faced with an unlikely architectural construction.
But it is there and remains there, safe in time, daily receiving countless people interested in immortalizing the moment they come into contact with the “leaning tower”. It is not only one of the most important tourist attractions in Tuscany, but in all of Italy.
However, the Arno River and its bridges, with all their beauty, prove that there is much more to see than this Tower. The Church of Santa Cruz de Fossabanda is another place that you cannot miss.
This is the third largest Italian island and the largest island in the Tuscan archipelago. A Mediterranean island with a beauty that enchants anyone. The water, the sand, the people, the landscape, the whole set provides a memorable experience.
Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile, passed through this island, but this memory is just one of the attractions for tourists.
This is a small medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city that is practically an open-air museum. Patrician families built tower houses as a symbol of all their wealth and power. Of the 72 originally built, only 14 remain.
Lucca is another very pleasant experience in Tuscany, with the wall surrounding the old town as its main attraction. Being the main one, it is far from the only one. There are many and, among them, churches take center stage, which is why it is known as the “city of a thousand and one churches”.
A city that has a natural beauty conducive to great walks, long walks, bike rides and socializing. An ideal space for dolce fare nientandso dear to the Italians.
A fascinating medieval city full of points of interest to visit, namely its Historic Center. Piazza del Campo, for example, is a must-visit space.
Visiting the interior of the Cathedral of Siena means being absolutely delighted with all the richness present within the space. The Communal Palace or the Public Palace are also important points of reference for anyone visiting Siena.
This will certainly be an unforgettable trip that can be taken with your partner, alone or even with your family. Enjoy and explore the world, knowing the wonderful region of Tuscany.