Relaxing Under the Tuscan Sun

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Tuscany is one of the top vacation destinations in Italy that will have you falling in love with the place so quickly that you’ll want to plan another trip there before your first one is even over. Its travel attractions include art, historic cities, great food, beaches, beautiful countryside and medieval hill towns. There are so many places to see and so many things to do, but we’ve rounded up just a few of our top choices.

Get artsy in Florence: Known as the heart of Tuscany, Florence is an important art center with its rich Renaissance architectural and exceptional museums. The Cathedral of Florence with its Baptistery and famous dome are a magnificent site to see as well.

Lean on Pisa: Pisa is situated in northern Tuscany. It is famous for its leaning tower, but a visit here is also worthwhile to enjoy the beautiful Duomo and Baptistery, medieval center, statues, parks, a walk along the river and to view the homes of Lord Byron and Shelly.

Say hi to Cortona, and no, not Microsoft’s Cortana: It is the hill town of Cortana that was made famous by Francis Mayes. It is surrounded by Etruscan walls that are around 3000 years old.

Get pampered in Montecatini Terme: This area is known for its healing waters making it a top spa town of Italy.

Get cheesy in Pienza and Val D’Orcia: Pienza was designed to be an ideal city, and this Renaissance town also happnes to be famous for its Piccolomini Palace and pecorino cheese.

A Few Other Things to Do When Visiting Tuscany

Taste Truffles in San Miniato: San Miniato is a little agricultural town and it is the best place to sample truffles because it’s famous throughout all of Italy for a variety of them.

Go for a Walk in Alpi Apuane: Alpi Apuane is a vast forest of chestnut and beech known for its marble quarries. About 300 species of birds can be spotted here as well should you choose to look for them while on your stroll.

Wander the streets of San Gimignano: The skyline of San Gimignano is famous for its beautiful skyline dominated by 15 medieval towers. Wandering the beautiful preserved streets will have you feeling as though you stepped back into medieval times.

You’ll soon understand why Tuscany has a special place in the hearts of past visitors. When you’re ready to book your trip, call us and we’ll handle everything for you.