With lyrical landscape, artistic legacy, influential culture, mouth-watering cuisine, Tuscany a central Italian region with 3.8 million inhabitants is Italy’s top vacation destination. Tuscany is the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. With a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is often considered as “a nation within a nation”
The rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, golden field of wheat’s, marvelous seaside, hill towns similar to Renaissance paintings, enchanted 1.3 million tourists every year.
The top visited site one should follow during their Tuscany tour is given below:
The capital of Tuscany is one of Italy’s top cities to visit. Florence is famous for its renaissance architecture and art center with several excellent museums. Florence’s Cathedral impressed tourists all over the world. Moreover, Florence is famous for its fashion and textile industries, trendiest bars, boutiques, and galleries. The greatest designers in Europe utilize the textile industry in Tuscany, especially Florence.
Siena a classic medieval town dominated by its bell tower, the Torre del Mangia. Every year Siena attracts tourists with its traditional annual summer horse race which keeps medieval touch with it. Siena is also famous for its large fan-shaped piazza the Piazza del Campo.
The city of northern Tuscany Pisa is famous for world-renowned leaning tower. The Cathedral and the Baptistery of the Pizza di Miracoli have still its renaissance charm. After visiting Pisa one cannot resist testing the local delicacy cecina.
With Renaissance-era wall and cobblestone street Lucca is famous for its several historical cathedrals and well-preserved towers.
San Gimignano a classic medieval walled hill town is generally known as the “City of Beautiful Towers”. It is famous for its 14 surviving medieval towers.
Montepulciano is yet another walled city, built on a sloping and narrow limestone ridge. It is famous for having the most impressive main square in Tuscany and has many beautiful Renaissance buildings.
Tuscany is considered as a heaven for food lovers. If Italy claims Europe’s most tempting cuisine, Tuscany is both its larder and its inspiration. This sun-drenched, vine-lined region is rich in slices of culinary heaven. Internationally well-known wine Chianti is the specialty of Tuscany. Along this world famous wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morelino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino is also produced here. Each city of Tuscany has its own food diversity.
People who love to relate past with the present, love to explore wine, wilderness, whitewater and eye-catching architectural site, Tuscany is the place, should visit once in life.