10 Best-known places in Tuscany
If you are looking for the best places in Tuscany, you should read this post. The main cities and many villages of Tuscany deserve a visit for their beauty. That’s why Tuscany is one of Italy’s top vacation destinations. I am so proud to be born and live here!
In Tuscany you really find everything you need: historic cities, art, excellent wines, delicious food, medieval villages, landscapes, mountains, beautiful hills, beaches and islands.
My Best places in Tuscany
Here, my personal list of the 10 Best-known places in Tuscany you cannot miss during your trip.
It is considered as one of the best historical Centre in the world and the birthplace of Renaissance!
You have the great opportunity to walk in the shadow of the Brunelleschi Dome or in Piazza della Signoria with the fountain of Neptune and Perseus statue. Take your time to visit the Uffizi Gallery, then go to the Old Bridge Ponte Vecchio and have a look at the tiny jewelry workshops. Finally wait for the sunset up to Piazzale Michelangelo.
The medieval hill town is known for the magnificent Cathedral the big Piazza del Campo, heart of the town with cafes, restaurants and old buildings. It holds twice a year, in July and August, the famous horse-race Il Palio.
The leaning tower is the symbol of the town. A picture with it is a must. But Pisa is also Piazza dei Miracoli, the old Centre with narrow streets and the Arno river.
7. San Gimignano
The gorgeous medieval Manhattan of Tuscany is renowned for its 14 towers and architecture. It was an important trade centre during middle ages. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site with more than 3 million visitors every year.
This beautiful ancient town has roots back to neolithic. It was an important centre for Etruscans and then for Romans. It is also home of the Volturi Vampires in the Twilight saga by the American author Stephenie Meyer.
You find this charming hilltop town in Valdichiana Region. It has gorgeous views over the countryside and Trasimeno Lake in Umbria region. It became famous thanks to Frances Mayer and her book Under the Tuscan sun.
10. Carrara Marble Quarries and Lunigiana Valley
Carrara is known all over the world for the white marble. It was used in the past to built historical buildings and many other sculptures like Michelangelo’s David. Today the quarries worth a visit for its stunning scenery. You can also easily reach the Lunigiana Valley and its hundred Castles.
This is only a short list of places in Tuscany to visit. But Tuscany is much more and time is never enough. This is a good reason to come back again and again.
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