Tuscany – Once there, and forever in love, no wonder.
Tuscany is one of the most beloved holiday destinations in Italy. It is as if “everything” is right in this beautiful northern Italian province: Direct flights to Rome and from there 200 km to your destination with a cheap rented car. The countryside is generally soft rolling hills and relatively low mountains, with a myriad of vineyards generously sprinkled throughout the province, but make no mistake: it is real mountain driving at times and the views are stunning. The good food and the excellent world-famous wines such as Chianti, which today is not a cheap bottle of wine, but a better one, and Brunello, perhaps Italy’s best wine, also play a significant role in the attraction of the place. There are also the many small charming villages and the big historic cities like Florence and Perugia, both with that awe-inspiring history present almost everywhere. Tuscany also has a coastline with some of the Mediterranean’s cleanest water, safe for the whole family.
Here is some inspiration for new experiences in Tuscany.
Pisa and Lucca are located on the coast of Tuscany
Close to the coast, you will find cities such as Pisa and Lucca, each of which is known for their architecture. Of course, Pisa is known for its leaning tower at the Cathedral. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and remained in 180 BC. to a Roman colony. The city is known for its very intact and beautiful old buildings and structures, such as the old city wall, its amphitheater, and the Duomo di San Martino.
Further away from the coast of Tuscany you will find the cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. Florence will seduce you with its atmosphere and architecture in the form of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio. At the same time you can see some of the world’s greatest works of art in the Galleria degli Uffizi museum. The city is considered the hotbed of the Italian Renaissance.
Siena in the south of Tuscany is historically Florence’s eternal rival, and it is well understood when comparing the amazing aesthetic accomplices one can see in both cities. Siena is a lot smaller than Florence, but at least as beautiful. The city is built around the main square, Piazza del Campo, with the town hall tower where the inspiration for not a few town halls came from like Copenhagen’s town hall. Besides the fantastic streets, it is also worth visiting the Duomo di Siena.
San Gimignano Tuscany Italy. San Gimignano is surrounded by well-preserved city walls and is especially known for its medieval towers. In the Middle Ages, the wealthy families of the city plotted to build the tallest and most beautiful towers, and during the heyday of the city there must have been a total of 72 towers. Today, only 13 of these are preserved; yet they draw an impressive profile of the city that can be seen far and wide.
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