Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy known for its great climate all year round, perfect for a holiday whatever season. Tuscany’s capital, Florence, will be known to many art lovers as the home of some of the most famous renaissance art and sculptures, including Michelangelo’s “David”. Tuscany has a diverse landscape made up of rocky mountains and beautiful vineyards; this region should be visited at least once in your life. Here’s why you should visit Tuscany this year.
The capital of Tuscany, whether you are a lover of art or not, is a place that should be seen. Florence is home to some of the greatest artistic treasures the world has to offer, from churches and museums, to breathtaking art galleries, you can wander beholding the treasures it houses for days. When you tire of being inside, Florence offers natural scenery too, especially the Boboli Gardens. Florence holds many festivals throughout the year from food to religious. Easter week especially is packed with many events.
If you are a fan of all things medieval, Siena is a perfect place to visit whilst discovering Tuscany. If you want to learn more about the rich history of this little city, you may want to invest in a tour of Tuscany to ensure you do not miss out on everything Siena and its surrounding cities have to offer. Tuscany Untouched offers you the chance to tour Tuscany as a local, rather than a tourist. Siena offers much to do for those wanting to bask in its medieval glory, or visit the civic palace and walk the 500 steps for the best view of Siena in town. Siena is also a wonderful place to visit with your children if you wish to take a break from the tourist stuff, there are many great playgrounds and parks to visit for the day.
Well known for the leaning tower of Pisa, this Italian town has more to offer than a leaning tower. Whether you admire the tower from below or climb to the top, this is something you can cross off your bucket list. Pisa is also home to a Cathedral and Baptistery which can be admired after the tower. You can then finish off your day with a lovely walk down the Arno River followed by a taste of some of Italy’s finest dishes. If you are visiting Tuscany in June, be sure to visit Pisa as this is the month where they celebrate their saint San Ranieri. For a real taste of Italy and its cultures, visit in June for some traditional events at Pisa.
Wherever you decide to go in Tuscany, be sure to soak up the local culture, try the delicious food and wines and discover as much of Tuscany as you can. There are many guided tours if you want help in discovering Tuscany and these are a great way to get everything you want from your trip to this Italian region.