Tuscany

Italy
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Rolling countryside, prized Renaissance art, medieval hilltop towns, sweeping Mediterranean views and world-class wine help explain this region’s enduring popularity.

Tuscany is one of Italy’s most beloved destinations and it is not hard to see why. This is a region that excels across many fields, promising magnificent museums, gorgeous countryside and delicious Italian food and wine. Visit medieval cathedrals in a bustling city, relax on a sandy beach and take a tour of some of the world’s most celebrated vineyards.

To experience city life, head for art-filled Florence. Walk in the footsteps of famous Renaissance masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Enjoy gelato while sitting in Piazzale Michelangelo, a square with stunning views of the city. Travel to Pisa to play with perspective while photographing the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Explore medieval history in the charming town of Siena, where the main square, Il Campo, is a people-watching hotspot. Attend an evensong service in Siena’s Duomo, an ornate marble-floored cathedral. Try local white wine in the UNESCO-listed town of San Gimignano, famed for its centuries-old towers.

Take advantage of lovely coastal views at one of Tuscany’s picturesque beaches. The Pontile (pier) of Forte dei Marmi is a prime sunset-watching spot, while Mascagni Terrace in the village of Livorno offers beautiful water vistas. For more active coastal pursuits, ride a bicycle along the rocky coastline of Castiglioncello and visit the peninsula town of Talamone.

Tuscany is threaded with hiking trails and walking paths, which weave through its varied landscapes. Other popular activities in the region include skiing in the Apennines mountain range in winter and soaking in thermal spas in the Serchio Valley. Visit a nature reserve such as Montauto or Monterufoli to see unspoiled Tuscany and spot local wildlife.

Fly into Pisa or Florence. Rent a car and drive along the A1 Autostrada highway from north to south through the region or use the reliable train service to hit all of the major cities. Regular ferry services run from the ports to the Tuscan islands.Visit charming Tuscany to appreciate beautiful natural views and get up-close to historic architecture in the bustling main cities.

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Popular cities in Tuscany

Ponte Vecchio featuring street scenes, vehicle touring and a square or plaza
Florence
Known for Historical, Museums and Art

Reasons to visit

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Historic Center - Downtown
Leaning Tower showing heritage elements, a garden and heritage architecture
Pisa
Known for Walking, Historical and Cafes

Reasons to visit

  • Leaning Tower
  • Cathedral of Pisa
  • Piazza del Duomo
Siena
Siena
Known for Historical, Tours and Cathedrals
Set amid Tuscany’s rolling, vine-covered hills, this medieval gem offers fascinating history, stunning sights and sublime local food.

Reasons to visit

  • Piazza del Campo
  • Siena Cathedral
  • Palazzo Pubblico
Piazza San Michele featuring cafe scenes, a square or plaza and dining out
Lucca
Known for Historical, Biking and Walking

Reasons to visit

  • Piazza Napoleone
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
  • Palazzo Pfanner
Castello del Boccale featuring rugged coastline and landscape views
Livorno
Known for Sea, Poolside bars and Historical

Reasons to visit

  • Livorno Aquarium
  • Terrazza Mascagni
  • Monumento dei Quattro Mori
Church of Santa Maria della Pieve featuring heritage architecture
Arezzo
Known for Historical, Cathedrals and Churches

Reasons to visit

  • Piazza Grande
  • Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato
  • Basilica of San Francesco