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The Tuscan landscape has become legendary for its gentle hills and the majestic colors of its seasons. Beyond the landscapes, a tour of Tuscany is an amazing sequence of extraordinary art unveiled in its cities, first of all Florence, making this region unique. Every trip to Tuscany may take a different look from the other, but they all share a common thread: beauty.
Events and festivals in Tuscany
Standing out among the celebrations in Tuscany is Easter in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence and the Scoppio del Carro that dates back to the Seventeenth century. The most famous event in Tuscany is held in Siena: two times a year, in Piazza del Campo on July 2, and August 16, the Palio takes place, an exciting horse race between city districts.
Places to visit in Tuscany
In a tour of Tuscany, a stop in Pisa is a must. This city is not only about the Leaning Tower: its history as an ancient and glorious Marine Republic speaks of a shining past. The Square of Miracles is a location that will take your breath away: the Battistero, the Cathedral and the Opera Museum are stunning. San Gimignano is a cameo among the things to see in Tuscany: from far away one understands to be approaching a special place, with its many medieval towers that stand out on the horizon. The monuments of Pistoia's historical center are surely as beautiful as many other works of art of bigger cities: the Saint Zeno Cathedral and the baptistery are the most beautiful works of art in terms of Tuscan religious architecture.
Tuscany means great wine and quality olive oil: among the things to do in Tuscany is a visit to one of the estates of San Gimignano, where ingredients of excellence are grown with passion and transformed into great olive oils or extraordinary wines.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Tuscany?
A trips to Tuscany is about the discovery of great culinary and wine-growing traditions. The unmistakable flavors of the Tuscan cuisine begin with crostini, homemade pasta and seasonal soups such as the ribollita, and grilled steaks, marinated with classic Tuscan wines, and end with cantuccini and vin santo.