The Most Beautiful Towns in Tuscany

The Most Beautiful Towns in Tuscany

If you’ve ever seen the beautiful region of Tuscany, you’re sure to know that there are countless amazing places to visit in this part of central Italy. From rustic villages, to iconic landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa; there’s plenty to see and do. However, with so many great options available, you may be unsure of where to begin if you plan to stay for a holiday.

Here are just a few of the stunning Tuscan towns that should be on your list of places to see during your trip

Cortona

There’s plenty that makes the town of Cortona an incredible location. From the delicious traditional wines, to the Santa Maria Cathedral. Thanks to the town’s high-perched position over the rolling plains of Valdichiana, breath taking views are available from practically any of the amazing piazzas. With stunning sights like the shimmering waters of the infamous Lake Trasimeno being just one reason why so many choose to come here in specific.

Aside from the stunning beauty of this town, there’s also the delicious food that you can try. With many trattorias offering the local dishes of Tuscany, you’re sure to get a true taste of the region. Cortona is home to some of the best wines in the world too, so be sure to do a little wine tasting while you’re here.

Montepulciano

While this town is popular for its many vineyards and eponymous, full-bodied variety of red grape, countless individuals come to this part of Tuscany for its rustic beauty and stunning architecture. The Etruscan history and Roman influence is clear to see in the many ancient streets of Montepulciano. Which only adds to the magnificent beauty on offer.

You’re likely to be spoilt for choice, but regardless of what you plan to do during your stay. You’ll want to visit the centre of the town to see the many marble and travertine masterpieces at the Piazza Grande. Make sure you keep your eye out for the Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi and the Palazzo Comunale.

San Gimignano

There are plenty of things to see and do in the hill town of San Gimignano, but none can deny that the 15 towers are truly a majestic and impressive sight.

In the 14th century, like many other hill towns, San Gimignano fell under Florence’s control. While the Florentine’s usually asserted their power by getting rid of towers, some of San Gimignano’s original skyline of 72 remain intact.

You’re sure to feel like you’ve taken a step back in time when you visit this part of Tuscany. So if you’re someone who enjoys history, culture, or even just beautiful locations; this is the perfect place for you.

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