Tuscany is one of Italy’s top destinations and one of the most beautiful regions to visit. Apart from Florence, Versilia coast and Pisa, this region is full of romantic and charming small towns to discover!Tuscany has been always a place of great importance in the history of Italy since ancient times; but it was during the Renaissance years that Tuscany has become the cradle of the finest culture, including the gay culture.As we said before, this region has plenty of beautiful cities and towns where you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere, cultural heritage and great food (ça va sans dire).So let’s take a look at the best places to visit in Tuscany.
Livorno is on the Tirreno coast and it’s famous for its amazing canals and the many cobblestone streets. Make sure to also visit the Mercato Centrale, the Piazza della Repubblica and the magnificent Terrazza Mascagni.
Between Florence and Pisa, Pistoia is surrounded by amazing spa towns such as Montecatini Terme. This is the best place if you want to mix culture and relax in one destination.
Prato is one of the best cities to discover during a day trip. Make sure to visit the Duomo di Prato and the Emperor’s Castle as well as the Textile Museum.
As you can imagine, in Vinci everything is about the famous Leonardo Da Vinci. Here you can visit Leonardo’s native house, the museum and the amazing landscape that inspired many of his artworks.
Volterra is a very romantic city to visit. Squares, palaces and towers will transport you back into a wonderful medieval fairy tale.
Montepulciano has some fantastic buildings such as Palazzo Cervini, the Torre di Pulcinella and the amazing surrounding fields covered with vineyards. Montepulciano is in the heart of Val d’Orcia, along with beautiful towns such as Pienza, Radicofani and Montalcino. Here you can find some very good food, to eat with a excellent red wine.
Locals call San Gimignano ‘the City of Beautiful Towers’, and that’s for good reason! In this charming medieval hill town, you can find 14 medieval towers! During your stay, visit the Museo Etrusco and try one of the local dishes prepared with boar.
Elba is the island where Napoleon was exiled. But this Tuscan island is not for exiles at all! Isola d’Elba is a very good destination for its fantastic beaches and top quality restaurants.
Between Florence and Siena, the Chianti Region is a must-see for wine lovers. The region has so many villages to visit: spend your time in picturesque towns like Greve and tour some of the many wineries. You won’t regret it!
Collodi is the town where Pinocchio was born. A very typical Tuscany village with a funny monument park dedicated to Pinocchio, with fascinating sculptures of characters from the famous novel.