With its rolling hills, villas, vines, olives and cypresses, the landscape of Tuscany is synonymous with the idyllic Italian dream. Settled and cultivated for 5,000 years, the regions are home to hilltop villages and serene towns and cities such as medieval Siena, fortified Lucca, Pisa, Perugia and Orvieto. If you still have any energy left after sightseeing you can escape to the Apennine peaks in the east.
You can reach Tuscany either by car or by plane flying into Rome or Milan and then drive about three hour. Flying to Pisa or Florence is just another option for saving time.
Things to do in Tuscany:
Florence is famous for its Art & Architecture as well as Medici palaces. There are many museums and a big cathedral in Siena where you can eat its special kind of pizza.
The leaning tower of Pisa is a beautiful tourist attraction besides its wonderful parks. In Lucca, you can ride all the walled city by bike or on foot. The Etruscan walls dating back to 3.000 years ago surrounds Cortona.
You can taste delicious wines in Chianti Classico Wine Region-the oldest winery in Italy. You can visit Brolio Castle and Barone Ricasoli Winery.
Lines for the museums can be long, especially during peak tourist season. Try making a museum booking in advance to help save time.
The Tuscany region also has some great parks to visit for those travelers looking for the outdoor experience in a beautiful countryside setting. Check out the National Park of the Tusco-Emilian Apennines, The National park of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the Maremma Regional Park, just to name a few!
Things to do in Tuscany: What to Eat
In Tuscany, you can taste its special vegetables, bread, cheese and wine. Cavalucci a famous cookie and and riboliita – a traditional soup are some of the tastes you should try.
Things to do in Tuscany: Where to Stay
You can accomodate in a farmhouse or a vacation home or a hotel in Tuscany according to your preference.
Things to do in Tuscany: Tuscany Tours