Tuscany is Italy at its most iconic. Home to cities beaming with history, art, and culture; and charming hill towns combining scenic beauty, architecture, preserved archaeological ruins and fortifications, and their own rich histories; Tuscany is a top destination for travelers. Let’s explore together a one-week Tuscany itinerary that lets you explore the best of this beautiful region.
Tourist guides and photos from Tuscany, Italy
Pisa is a charming and historic city located in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is most famous for its iconic Leaning Tower, which is an architectural marvel and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Beyond the tower, Pisa offers a rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscapes that make it a fascinating destination for travelers. Let’s take a look at my favorite things to do in Pisa Italy.
Perched on the Val di Cecina’s hills, Volterra is one of the most scenic hill towns in Tuscany. Famous for its alabaster, it is Volterra’s medieval past, reflected in its buildings, many in gray stone with red tile roofs, and protected by the remnants of a fortification wall, that draws people to the town. Let’s explore together my best things to do in Volterra.
Lucca Tuscany is filled with history and music. It is also a great place to visit but also an excelent central spot which will allow you to explore both Tuscany and Liguria, especially the gorgeous Cinque Terre. So let’s put on some comfortable walking shoes and explore the best things to do in Lucca Tuscany.
In addition to having the best art museums in the world, Florence boasts a few amazing old churches that carry inside incredible art and history. Many of these incredible churches look very simple on the outside, but will amaze you once you step inside. With a bit of planning, you can organize your visit to this beautiful city by including some of these incredible churches in Florence.
Florence is home to some of the best known museums in Italy and in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, you probably already know this and it’s one of the top reasons you want to go. And you are right, the best museums in Florence will immerse you into Renaissance history and art like no other place on earth. Let’s explore together the best museums in Florence Italy.
San Gimignano is one of my favorite places to visit in Tuscany. I love the history surrounding this place and all the amazing architecture and charm. We came to San Gimignano on the advice of a friend who insisted that it’s worth our efforts to visit while in Tuscany. He was right, as we enjoyed visiting San Gimignano for a day, coming from Florence. Situated in the Tuscan countryside, San Gimignano dominates the nearby rolling hills. Come along with me as we explore the best things to do in San Gimignano.
Your visit to Florence will be filled with rich history, legendary art and architecture, and incomparable natural beauty. You’ll lose yourself wandering down cobblestone streets and in between rustic buildings, and all of a sudden you’ll realize… You’re hungry! The good news is, the food of Florence is some of the best in the world. I’ve compiled a list of establishments that will delight you with their tasty offerings, as well as their proximity to the city center and its sightseeing attractions. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings and give you a taste of Florentine culture.
After Florence, Siena is the most visited city in Tuscany. With its rich history and amazing art and architecture, Siena is a must-see place on your tour of Tuscany. Because there are so many things to do in Siena Italy, consider allocating at least one entire day for visiting this beautiful city.
Florence is the the quintessential artistic and cultural symbol of the Renaissance period. Historical buildings filled with amazing art abound in Florence’s medieval old town. So put on your walking shoes and let’s go together on a walking tour of Florence, Italy.