Tuscany’s Most Iconic Landmarks
When it comes to stunning landmarks, Tuscany has no shortage of them. With so many world-famous sites to see, you’re likely to find that there are several different places you’ll want to visit during your stay. There is such a range in fact, that you may feel overwhelmed. So make sure you take the time to check out a few of the following incredible sites.
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
While Italy may be home to many breathtaking churches, most would agree that this cathedral in Siena is one of the best in the country. Decorated in beautiful sculptures, Venetian mosaics above the doorways and a truly amazing rose window. It’s often considered to be one of the finest works of Italian Gothic architecture.
Even the flooring is a masterpiece, as it is paved in marble mosaic panels of biblical scenes. This is a testament to all the hard work and artistry that went into creating this incredible site – and as a result, it’s a must-see for anyone visiting Tuscany.
The Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery is home to the finest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings in the world, along with works of art from other periods in time and other European countries.
One of the most well known pieces of art here is Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Although you’re sure to find that this is far from the only world-famous painting that’s stored here; including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Any art enthusiast is sure to find that it’ll take much longer than a single day trip to admire all the amazing pieces here.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
There’s a good chance that you’ll know of Italy’s most famous landmark; the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Even if the tower wasn’t standing askew, there’s a good chance that it would have been one of the most famous sites in the country. Thanks to the fact that it’s such a beautiful tower.
Despite the lean, it’s actually stable and safe, so there’s no need to worry about that. In fact, some visitors even choose to try and climb the tower! You could enjoy the thrill of climbing up the nearly 300 steps to the top, too.
The Towers of San Gimignano
If you want to get an idea of what the beautiful region looked like in the Middle Ages, you may want to take a trip to the medieval town of San Gimignano. One of the most well known landmarks of this location is its towers. Many of which have been lost over time. However, a small number of them still remain and are no less impressive.
The fact that these ones are left standing actually makes them even more of an incredible landmark – and a must see for anyone visiting Tuscany.