For the writers Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, the region we will talk about in the next few lines was a great source of inspiration. As you might have already guessed, we are talking about Tuscany, a land of culture, natural and historical beauties.

A land where time seems to have stopped, cradle of the most beautiful cities of art and birthplace of famous writers and artists all over the world. This is Tuscany.

In this new article dedicated to the “Travel Tips” column, we take you to discover the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you are planning a holiday in Tuscany.

Tuscany offers landscapes of rare beauty, which can fascinate even the most demanding travelers. Whichever corner of Tuscany you choose to travel to, the landscape and its beauty will leave you speachless.

5 places in Tuscany that will make your holiday unforgettable

The Maremma

We could define the Maremma as a riot of colors that fascinate the eyes. Extending for about a quarter of the Tuscan territory between the provinces of Livorno and Grosseto, the Maremma offers visitors a diverse landscape, which ranges from the sea, hills and mountains.

The attractive character of the Maremma lies precisely in offering tourists a varied and dynamic landscape, which never tires and arouses suggestive sensations at every glimpse.

Impossible not to be enchanted by the blue of the sea along the Argentario, a place where you can indulge in relaxing walks along its long beaches. And from the beautiful sea you reach the hills, until you arrive in Massa Marittima.

Climbing even higher, you come across Amiata, the highest mountain in southern Tuscany, covered with a splendid forest of chestnut, fir and beech trees. At the top of the Amiata, it is possible to have a spectacular view over the Maremma, the hills and Lake Bolsena.

Florence

All over the world, Florence has always been considered the city of Italian art and it is impossible not to choose it as a tourist destination once you arrive in Italy.

It starts from Piazza della Signoria, which is the heart of the historic city: from there, it is possible to reach all the main museums, housed in historic buildings, such as Palazzo Pitti, the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, with the suggestive Brunelleschi’s dome and the Campanile of Giotto.

And, speaking of historical museums, an essential stop is to visit the Uffizi Gallery, the famous museum which houses the works of the fourteenth century and the Renaissance, including the masterpieces of Giotto, Botticelli and Caravaggio.

Val d’Orcia

The sinuosity of the hills, the green of the extending cypresses, the colors of the earth, so intense that you notice them at the first glance.

The Val d’Orcia, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, will give your senses an experience that you will hardly forget. The journey through this wonderful landscape is full of colors, scents and timeless tastes.

Once you arrive in San Quirico, a historic village in Val D’Orcia, you can contemplate the beauty of an unspoiled natural landscape, sipping a good glass of Brunello and enjoying unique and magical moments.

Siena

Siena is one of the most visited cities in Tuscany, a place that overflows with history, art and culture.

While visiting Siena, it is possible to admire the several gothic buildings that characterize its medieval center. At the same time, you can wander around and enjoy the wonder of the churches, museums and many beautiful public buildings: these house numerous works of art.

If you are heading to visit Siena, then it is impossible not to visit Piazza Del Campo and its particular shell shape, which you can notice once you climb the Torre del Mangia. This is where the center of life in Siena, since in the past in this place were held political rallies and parties were organized.

Then it’s time to climb the famous Torre del Mangia, 88 meters high, and enjoy a breathtaking view. Once you get to the top, you can enjoy an incomparable scenery: the whole city of Siena, starting from Piazza del Campo, to the Duomo up to the hills that can be seen in the distance.

Finally, the third obligatory stop is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, one of the most enchanting places in Siena. After admiring its grandeur and its white marble outside, upon entering, inside it will be possible to admire the works of Donatello, Nicola Pisano, Michelangelo and Pinturicchio.

Garfagnana

Amazement and wonder: these are the feelings that the Garfagnana gives to its tourists. Isolated to the west from the Apuan Alps and to the east from the Apennines, the Garfagnana appears to be in an isolated position, as if to underline its particular and unmistakable identity.

If we stop for even a second this splendid valley, located near Lucca, Pisa and Florence, it will seem to be transported into another time, when the rhythms flow slowly and silently.

The Garfagnana appears to the eyes as a vast expanse of greenery, an enchanted place that lives from its woods rich in chestnut and beech trees that spread throughout the valley. But suddenly, the green is interrupted and numerous inhabited centers appear perched on the hill, giving this valley a characteristic look.

Tuscany never disappoints its visitors and is always ready to amaze the eyes with its beauty and hidden gems. We have told you about its beauties in words, but this certainly cannot compare to the feeling of standing in front of all the breathtaking views that can be found in Tuscany.

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