Ancient castles. Rolling hills. Extraordinary
art. Splendid architecture. These are just some of the reasons why
Tuscany is one of the most loved
regions and place to travel in Italy. As one of the twenty Italian
regions, Tuscany is known for its magnificent
landscapes and rich art heritage.
No wonder tourists love visiting and travelling this area that is
also home to Florence,
the center of Europe’s trade and commerce. If you plan to visit
this lovely region, make sure you drop by five of best places to see
in beautiful Tuscany.
When you hear the name Pisa,
first thing that comes to mind for most people is the Leaning Tower,
one of the most famous structures in the world. Intended to stand
vertically, the Leaning Tower of Pisa started “leaning”
in a southeast direction due to bad foundation. Nevertheless it
is precisely the “leaning” activity of the tower over
the years that have made it world-famous, contributing to the popularity
of Pisa as well. But lest you think that’s everything Pisa
is about, think again because this town offers much more through
its elegant palaces, historical monuments, and breathtakingly gorgeous
churches and cathedrals. Pisa also offers excellent shopping and
As the most populated city in Tuscany, Florence
is famously distinct because of its importance in history and trade.
Today, Florence is one thriving city famous for its churches, palaces,
restaurants, museums, sightseeing
and commerce. One of the most famous structures in Florence, Italy
is the domed cathedral of the city more popularly known as The Duomo
that is the largest dome built structure in brick and mortar in
A beautiful medieval hill town, Siena is
one of Italy’s loveliest tourist towns known for its delicious
wines, rolling hills and beautiful structures. One of the most famous
attractions in Siena is the Piazza del Duomo, a square filled with
art and architecture. Meanwhile Siena’s art museum called
the Pinacoteca Nazionale houses some of Italy’s greatest
historical paintings. While in Siena, you can also visit the big
open-air market at the Fortezza and score really good finds.
An ancient town, Lucca is famous for its winding
roads, towered houses and Romanesque buildings. It is one of those
cities that seem to have really preserved history. Among the great
sights to see are Lucca’s large, fortified walls that have been
turned into a beautiful public garden. Visit the great shopping street
of Via Guinigi known for its jewelery stores and other lovely shops.
Tour the historical museums like the Villa Guinigi National Museum
housed in a 15th century villa.
After you’ve toured all the museums
and had your architectural and urban fix, make sure you cool down
and indulge in the great beaches and waters of Versilia! Home to
some of Tuscany’s finest beaches,
Versilia is located in Northern Tuscany and dominated by beautiful
resorts and free waters. The area is also known for its charming
villages, great food, and interesting art and shopping. Definitely
a great place to cap or begin an exciting Tuscany vacation.