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Top Places to Visit in Tuscany

 
 

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.

Pisa

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 art exhibits.

Florence

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 the world.

Siena

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.

Lucca
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.

Versilia 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.






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