Best Things to Do in Tuscany
No one can deny that a trip to the breathtaking region of Tuscany has so much to offer, with countless things to see and do. Whether you want to see masterpieces from artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo (to name just two), or some of the many beautiful Romanesque churches that have stood for hundreds of years, there’s no shortage of things to discover in this part of Italy.
Explore the streets of San Gimignano
The beautifully preserved streets of San Gimignano and the amazing skyline of 15 medieval towers alone make this part of Tuscany a must-visit for anyone who’s a fan of history – and even those who aren’t. You may want to keep in mind that this town is often packed with tourists during the summer time. So if you want to experience the beauty and magic of San Gimignano in peace, it may be a wise idea to visit out of season.
Wine tasting in Chianti
Not only does Chianti offer some truly spectacular views of some of Tuscany’s most beautiful landscapes, you’re also likely to find that there are plenty of opportunities to do a little wine tasting here. Chianti is home to some of the finest wines and vineyards in the world, so if you consider yourself to be a wine connoisseur, be sure to drop by.
Visit the Uffizi Gallery
Almost anyone will want to see the stunning pieces of art stored in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Here lies Italy’s greatest collection of art, as well as some of the finest Italian Renaissance paintings. There are so many works of art and true masterpieces here that you’ll probably want to set aside at least half a day, just to explore the magnificence of everything this gallery has to offer.
Spend a day in Cortona
Regardless of what you want from your vacation to Tuscany, you’re going to want to take a day-trip to Cortona. This ancient hill-town offers truly stunning views over Lake Trasimeno and the rolling plains of Valdichiana. But the sights are far from all that this town has to offer. If you want to experience the charm of Tuscany and all the culture and tradition of the region, this is probably the best place to start.
Go for a walk in the Alpi Apuane
While the Alpi Apuane of Northern Tuscany is most famous for its stunning marble quarries, the vast forests and stunning wildflowers that grow in the spring make it a botanical wonderland. A truly spectacular place to relax and immerse yourself in nature. With a network of clearly marked paths and trails that wind through the forested valleys, you won’t need to worry about getting lost in the wilderness.