There are plenty of beautiful towns and places in Tuscany which are all worth a visit: the golden triangle with the cities of art of Florence, Siena and Arezzo; the most beautiful historic towns, or the extensive coastline and the islands of Elba and Giglio. Where do you begin if you are in Tuscany for the first time?
This is the list of the most famous places in Tuscany. Make sure you visit these places to become familiar with Italy's most attractive region, Tuscany.
|Florence, Ponte Vecchio|
Piazza Grande is a good starting point for a city tour. You can see the gallery Loggiato Vaseriano, Palazzo delle Logge and Arezzo's most important treasure, the cycle of frescoes by Piero della Francesca, which is called the History of the True Cross. Every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday before you can go for a stroll on the largest antique market of Tuscany in Arezzo.
In the countryside around Siena you find another beautiful Tuscan hill town: Monteriggioni.
The town is interesting from both architectural and cultural perspective. Even Dante Alighieri wrote about Monteriggioni in the Divine Comedy. Once you have entered the medieval gates, you are right in the heart of the town. Each year in July there is a medieval festival in Monteriggioni which is really worth discovering!
The area stretches from Mount Amiata to the southern hills surrounding Siena and is known for towns such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and Bagno Vignoni. The whole area is recognized as a natural Unesco World Heritage Site. If you fancy typical Tuscan cheese, make sure to stop by in the town of Pienza. Wine lovers will be glad to discover well known wines as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano and much more.
|Bell Tower of the cathedral of Lucca|
Villa with pool in Tuscany in Buonconvento Siena