Tuscany Tourism
Among the Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Tuscany Tourism is among the most beautiful places in Italy. The area of Tuscany, located in the middle of the Italian Peninsula, includes cities as important as Florence, Pisa, Siena and many medieval old towns.

This area is visited by millions a year, arriving here for its mild climate, amazing landscapes and historic sites. To this add the spectacular wines, delicious food and beautiful beaches.




The city of Florence or

The city of Florence or "Firenze" the capital of Tuscany


Florence

This important Italian city is located in the heart of Tuscany and can be your hub to discover the region. This important architectural and art center, with marvelous museums is a must on any visit to Italy

Florence has many famous churches, statues and monuments attracting many tourists on a yearly basis. Read more about Florence Tourism




Piazza del Campo in the medieval town of Siena

Piazza del Campo in the medieval town of Siena


Siena

This is a classic medieval town built on one of the Tuscany hills also called the Jewel of Tuscany. Its fan shaped piazza, Piazza del Campo is world renowned. The Torre del Mangia dominates the piazza. You may also visit the cathedral and many museums.

The Piazza Del Duomo in Siena is the most important landmark in town. This Romanesque Gothic building was built with marble from Carrara by architect Nicola Pisano

During summer do not miss “Il Palio” a famous horse race through the streets of the town.


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Pisa

Besides being world famous for the Pisa Leaning Tower, this beautiful town features many museums, a medieval center, the Duomo and Baptistery, as well as parks and statues.

Pienza and Val D'Orcia

Pienza is a beautiful city in the region of Val D’Orcia south of Siena which is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. The town is famous for its Piccolomini Palace and above all for its Pecorino Cheese.

Lucca

Is a walled town with  well preserved walls. Atop the walls there are bicycling paths and gardens that allow you to circumvent the whole town from above. It also has a few well preserved towers with amazing views of the old town.



Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the town of Volterra

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the town of Volterra


Volterra

This important Etruscan center features many attractions such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta displaying paintings by Mino da Fiesolo, Tito Santi, Giovanni Balducci and Agostino Veracini.

Cortona

This Tuscan hill town was made famous by Francis Mayes in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun”. The town is surrounded by 3000 years old Etruscan walls. The town has an impressive medieval architecture and beautiful views.


San Gimignano in Tuscany with its 14 towers

San Gimignano in Tuscany with its 14 towers


San Gimignano

As you approach this medieval town the 14 surviving towers will catch your attention, since they are visible from the countryside.

Originally there were 72 towers of which only 14 survived. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its architecture. Visitors may climb the 54 meters of Torre Grossa, the tallest in town, for a great view of the city and its surroundings.

Chianti Classico Wine Region

Located between Florence and Siena is this interesting region of Tuscany. Here the visitor will find many picturesque villages, wineries and a beautiful countryside. Start your wine tasting at Barone Ricasoli Winery and Brolio Castle.

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Montepulciano

This is a walled city in Tuscany, built on a sloping and narrow limestone ridge. It has one of the most beautiful main piazzas in Tuscany with Renaissance buildings. Its wine called Vino Nobile is one of the best.

Montecatini Terme

It is one of Italy’s top spa towns due to its thermal waters. This is a pleasant town with many spas and music and entertainment. Visit the old town Montecatini Alto reached with a funicular.




Accademia Gallery in Florence Tuscany

Accademia Gallery in Florence Tuscany


Top Tuscany Museums

This region museums feature works from the greatest artists of all times, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giotto and Donatello, just to mention a few. These are some of the most important museums in the region.

  • Palazzo Comunale in San Gimignano
  • Archeological Museum in San Gimignano
  • The Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Accademia Gallery in Florence
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence
  • The Bargello Museum in Florence
  • The Pitti Palace in Florence
  • The Etruscan Academy Museum in Cortona
  • Alabaster Museum in Volterra


For more information visit Italy Tourism Website


Map of Tuscany showing its 10 provinces

Map of Tuscany showing its 10 provinces



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