The beautiful towns and spectacular landscapes of Tuscany have long attracted tourists from all over the world. Its marvelous beaches are among some of its major destinations, perfect for a holiday weekend. This region in central Italy offers a variety of attractions for any age and taste. Its beautiful countryside and its outstanding medieval sites, along with its delicious wine and food, make Tuscany one of the most gorgeous regions in Italy.
This classical medieval city features the legendary Palio of Siena that hosts horse races every summer. Such event is absolutely spectacular and with its 30.000 visitors each year, you might want to book your ticket in advance from your hotel or directly from your laptop at websites like http://www.venere.com/italy/
Symbol of the Renaissance, Florence’s architecture and particularly its Duomo are a testimony of the rich history of Italy. If you like art galleries and museums, Florence is the city of your dreams especially if one thinks about the famous Uffizi Gallery. Not too chaotic or too quiet, this place is perfect to relax, yet explore the beauty of a magnificent city.
This city is known for its Leaning Tower, which, thanks to its optic illusion, will absolutely blow your mind. Now, don’t let that distract you from all the other attractions that Pisa offers, such as the Campo dei Miracoli and the Baptistery built in Pisan Gothic style. ( Image by indri_chan )
This city is very popular for its defensive walls that give to Lucca a fierce look from the outside. However, once you enter the city, Lucca’s restaurants and churches create a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Among the many sites, you want to climb to the top of one of its towers and get a great view of the whole city.
Do you love Italian wine? If so, this is where some of Italy’s best wine comes from! Full of cypresses, olive trees, oak-woods and vineyard-strewn, here is where olive oil and many typical Tuscan foods are produced. On top on its beautiful countryside, Chianti has many picturesque castles and villages that make this city the perfect destination for a refreshing and relaxing weekend.
Known for its Vino Nobile (Noble Wine), this town has a castle where you can go wine tasting and experience the full Tuscan’s culinary culture. Its remarkable squares and Renaissance buildings make Montepulciano stand out from all the other cities of Tuscany.
Pienza and Val D’Orcia:
From its Italian wine to its typical pecorino cheese, your appetite won’t go unsatisfied. Pienza’s outstanding Piccolomini Palace and the famous balcony overlooking the marvelous Val D’Orcia allowed this place to become one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. ( Image by mauro855 )
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