Places to visit in Tuscany|Tuscany places to visit
Places to visit in Tuscany
Places to visit whilst in Tuscany.
Plan your holiday to make sure that you visit the top destinations in Tuscany. Here are the top places for an enjoyable holiday.
Places to Visit whilst in Tuscany
Visit the Galleria degli Uffizi
This is one of Italy's finest museums of art and possibly one of
most important. If you like architecture then you must certainly take in its
breathtaking horseshoe structure which is almost 500 years old and designed by
It has 45 rooms housing paintings from the 14th and
15th centuries, but
masterpieces from other parts of Italy as well as four centuries' worth of
works from leading artists in Germany, Spain and Holland. You'll also discover
ancient Roman and 16th century sculpture.
Visit Il Vento del Grotto (The Wind Grotto)
Situated in the Park of the Apuan Alps you'll find the hidden
treasures of The Garfagnana (an area known for its woods and
scenic mountains). If you fancy a little trek then
you can't go wrong by visiting the Grotta del Vento (Wind Grotto), which is an
incredible system of caves and grottoes that wind underneath the Pania Secca.
The road to get there is not easy be warned!
There are various tours you can choose to go on and each starts at a precise schedule with guides that speak English, German and Italian.
There is heaps to explore and see including stalagmites, stalactites and even some 8,000 year old bear bones … make sure you bring your camera.
A trip to Chianti
Now, for all those wine lovers out there, you may wish to take
in the delightful sights and tastes of Chianti region. You'll be
greeted by rolling panoramic hills, vineyards, olive groves
and ancient walled villages that look like they haven't been touched for
There's so much to see here, but we recommend you start with Greve, Panzano, Radda, Gaiole and Castellina, all of which offer a type of romanticism only found in Italy.
Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, with its
and artistic heritage, boasts dozens of museums, the most famous one being the
Uffizi in Florence, medieval towns, and world-famous vineyards. Tuscany is
pastoral Europe in its prime. Here are the top five Tuscan things to do.
No. 1: Visit medieval Siena
This is Italy's greatest medieval town. Walk through the narrow
streets and alleyways at the Piazza del Campo.
No. 2: See the leaning tower of Pisa
This is the famous leaning tower or Campanile, which means bell
really is leaning!
No. 3: Enjoy scenic Cortona
Founded by the Etruscans, Cortona was populated as far back as
century BC. The Etruscans were a curious people; they just loved to live on
hills. Cortona is on of the oldest hill towns.
No. 4: Explore the city of Lucca
Built on top of a Roman colony, the city of Lucca dates back to
Visit the Roman amphitheatre and discover the many churches and piazzas and
other medieval buildings. Stroll along the shops and streets, people watch, or
enjoy a coffee at one of their many great sidewalk cafes.
No. 5: Taste wine in Chianti
Tuscany produces world-famous wines, its most popular being
Travel to the Chianti region for a sojourn of bacchanalian proportions. If you
still want more fine wines, then try the rich red wines of the Montalcino
vineyards and the Vino Nobile from Montepulciano. Montepulciano is the highest
hill-town of the region, so take time to enjoy the views of Southern Tuscany
from these heights.