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100 must see places to discover Tuscany


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Tuscany contains the 60% of the architectural and picturesque masterpieces of Italy. It is the richest region in the world by the concentration of cultural products. In Tuscany you can find the famous "city of the arts” like Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena...

Our province is a medium-sized province that consists of small towns, each having its own flair and character. Here are several must-visit attractions:


 1.  Antro del Corchia  

2.   Apuan Alps: Highway 13 from Castelnuovo through the alps to Massa on the other side is the most spectacular piece of dangerous road I have ever driven. A virtual one lane ribbon of pavement glued to the side of the mountains that wiggles its way along the Garfagnana valley, through the Alps (literally) and down the mountain side to the sea. Make a marble tour and a food tasting in the Apuan Alps: the white of the marble, the green of the mountains, the blue of the sky and the see from above

3.   Arezzo, Piazza Grande: As Arezzo’s number 1 place of interest, Piazza Grande offers incredible walking and shopping tours for travelers. Its top highlight is its Town Hall, which has been in existence since the 6th century

4.   Bagno Vignoni

5.   Barga

6.   Borgo San Lorenzo

7.   Camaiore (seaside)

8.   Casentino

9.   Chiantishire: you could not have a more romantic and beautiful drive than through the rolling vineyards of Chianti. Perfectly cultivated rows of grape vine line the estates along with olive trees, vegetable gardens and flowers

10.  Cortona: it's the Tuscan hill town made famous by Francis Mayes in her book Under the Tuscan Sun. Cortona is surrounded by Etruscan walls, around 3000 years old, and retains much of its history through its architecture, layers of history built upon the Etruscan core. Cortona has stately buildings, interesting medieval architecture, beautiful views, and a large ex-pat community so you'll find lots of English spoken

11.  Cutigliano

12.  Elba: it’s the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest in Italy after Sardinia and Sicily. Together with eight other islands, including Giglio, Giannutri and Montecristo, it is part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, the largest marine park in Europe. What really makes Elba famous and renowned are its clear and blue sea and beautiful beaches. The extraordinary richness of its landscapes, both land and marine, turns the island of Elba into a unique destination in Tuscany.

13.  Florence - Santa Croce Church: this 13th century Gothic church is the resting place of many famous Florentines, such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Niccolo Machiavelli and Ghiberti. Frescoes by Giotto and the triumphal cross by Cimabue

14.  Florence Dome: a majestic cathedral features a Gothic façade and marble cladding. Its dome, which was considered an engineering marvel during its time, is adorned with paintings by Vasari and Zuccari. The 85-meter Campanile is also a must-visit for those who wish to enjoy Florence’s fantastic views. Entrance is Free

15.  Florence in general: is one of the most important Renaissance architectural and art centers. Florence has several interesting museums with many famous paintings and sculptures. There are also Medici palaces and gardens

16.  Gavinana

17.   Grotta del vento

18.   La Verna: it’s a Franciscan Sanctuary between Spirituality and Nature. La Verna is one of the places where St. Francis is venerated and even on a short visit you can get a sense of its artistic cultural, historical and religious interest. The Sanctuary is located on Mount Penna (also called Mount of La Verna) above Chiusi della Verna in the province of Arezzo. Together with Camaldoli, it represents the main spiritual and religious site in Casentino.

19.  Livorno - Santuario di Montenero: this santuario is not just a simple place of worship; it is a museum filled with interesting artifacts as well. Located on top of a hill, the church plays home to artifacts that range from inspirational to outright peculiar. A memorial to Modigliani, one of Livorno’s famous citizens, is located within the area as well

20.  Lucca, Guinigi Tower: it provides a lovely view of Lucca, especially during autumn. While you need to climb 130 flights of stairs, the lovely view at the top will definitely be worth your while

21.  Lucca: is a walled city with one of the best-preserved walls in Italy. Atop the walls are walking and bicycling paths and gardens, allowing you to walk completely around Lucca's historic center. Lucca has several well-preserved towers from where you can get fabulous views of the city by climbing to the top. Lucca is a good city for food shopping and restaurants

22.  Maremma (province of Grosseto) a tour of Maremma’s villages: Sorano, Sovana, Pitigliano and other amazing little towns to visit

23.  Montalcino, nearby Montepulciano is known for its great wine, with a castle at the edge of the town

24.  Montecatini Terme, known for its thermal waters, is one of Italy's top spa towns. It has several historic spas and spas with modern equipment for beauty and wellness treatments. Terme Tettuccio is a lavish classic spa with music performances daily during the season, worth a visit just to see the Liberty style architecture

25.  Montepulciano: is a walled city in Tuscany, it's known for the wine called Vino Nobile, has one of the most impressive main squares in Tuscany and has many beautiful Renaissance buildings

26.   Mugello: the territory known as Mugello is an area in northern Tuscany, a few kilometers north of Florence. The area of Mugello is a wide, green valley crossed in parts by the Sieve river, one of the major rivers that flow into the Arno river, Tuscany's principal river.

27.   Orrido di Botri: canyoning in it, the biggest Tuscan canyon

28.  Pienza and Val D'Orcia: Pienza, designed to be the ideal city, is a pretty Renaissance

29.  Pisa leaning Tower: the tower was created in 1173 by Guglielmo and Bonnano Pisano, but was only finished in 1360. Apart from its peculiar architecture, the leaning tower also plays a role in scientific history for being the location where Galileo Galilei proved his theory about gravity

30.  Pisa, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: it's the foremost example of Pisa Romanesque architecture

31.  Pisa, in northern Tuscany, is famous for its leaning tower but Pisa has much more to offer the traveler, including its medieval center, beautiful Duomo and Baptistery, parks, statues, the homes of Lord Byron and Shelley, and a walk along the river.

32.  Pistoia

33.  Piteccio

34.  Prato

35.  San Gimignano, Bell Tower: it requires you to climb as much as 200+ flights of stairs, but when you reach the apex of San Gimignano Bell Tower, you will be treated to the nice landscape of Tuscany

36.  San Marcello Pistoiese

37.  San Miniato

38.  Sant Galgano: a visit to the San Galgano Abbey: a legend, a sword in the stone, an enchanting place surrounded by mystery

39.  Siena is a classic medieval hill town in Tuscany famous for its large fan-shaped piazza, Piazza del Campo, and summer horse-race, known as Il Palio. Siena's tall bell tower, Torre del Mangia, dominates the Piazza del Campo. Siena offers other good tourist sites including its cathedral and museums

40.  Siena Monteriggioni

41.  Siena Piazza del Campo: formerly a Roman forum, the Piazza has eventually graduated as Siena’s main place of trade. This plaza serves as Siena’s main hub, and is littered with quaint cafes, restaurants and historic structures

44.  Tuscany's Island: a tour of the Tuscan Archipelago enough for a great escape. The island of Elba is famous around the world for harboring French Emperor Napoleon in 1814 during his exile. There are several memories of its glorious past as we visit the island, from the archaeological findings in its museums to the impressive fortresses and military constructions such as Castello del Volterraio and then on to the beautiful Napoleonic residences of the 1800s such as Palazzina dei Mulini.

45.  Viareggio: the main beach running down the coast through the heart of the city is serviced by a beautiful boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops and gelaterias.

46.  Volterra