A Land of History, Art, Wine, Food & Hospitality
The story of Tuscany spans more than 3000 years of art, architectural wonders, culinary surprises and warm, welcoming hospitality. It is where art, history, romance, adventure and relaxation come together to create the perfect vacation. Florence is undeniably the capital of Tuscany, yet it is only an introduction to the diversity and beauty that exists within the region it sits in.
Tuscany is a land that was built using the local stone, marble and terracotta, creating towns and monuments that still stand tall today. As you plan your itinerary, be sure to include the castles in Casentino, the Walls of Lucca, the towers of San Gimignano, the Roman amphitheater in Fiesole, the beaches along the coast or on Elba Island and the stunning square in Volterra.
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Use Our Experience to Plan Your Vacation
Our website Discovertuscany.com is dedicated to providing the latest information on places to visit and things to do, practical details on how to get around and where to stay once you get here. First, use our expert information on the weather, maps and the fastest and easiest way to get to Tuscany to plan your arrival. We have visited and reviewed the best Tuscany has to offer. Our ideas for vacation accommodations includes a wide range of typical Tuscan farmhouses, luxury villas and romantic bed and breakfasts.
It’s fresh air and dazzling colors contributed to stimulating the creative spirit of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Simone Martini, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci... to name but a few. There is so much to see, including museums overflowing with paintings, sketches, bronze and marble sculptures, frescos and writings created over centuries. Be sure to include the Civic Museum in Siena, the modern art museum in Arezzo, the contemporary art museum in Prato and the archaeological museum in Cortona with its Etruscan finds.
Many Possibilities for your Vacation
The true delight in Tuscany is that you will find something even when you are just wandering around the many panoramic backroads by car or find special little towns by train. Our expert team of locals, who live and work in Tuscany, has put together several itineraries that covers over 14.000 square km of terrain in one, three and seven days. Travel to Mugello and discover Scarperia with its knife making tradition. Drive towards the coast and lose yourself in the vista of the Maremma. Head towards Pisa and Lucca, then take a small detour to the untamed hills of the Garfagnana. Enjoy the shops, outlets and markets in Florence. Climb the towers in Siena for a marvelous panoramic view. And don’t miss the opportunity to bask in the warm thermal waters located throughout the region, from Saturnia to Montecatini.
Discover an Amazing Tuscany
You don’t have to be passionate about art and architecture to appreciate its stunning landscapes, or take an adventure on a bike and follow the trails, hike the via Francigena, or participate in the many sagra food festivals, exhibitions and other events. With the natural “bontà”, or bounty, from its gardens, you don’t need to be a masterchef to spend an afternoon learning how to make Ribollita or to savor a glass of fine Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino or the rich Vino Nobile reds from Montepulciano, both by the Val d’Orcia in southern Tuscany. And you don’t even need to speak a word of Italian to order a delicious meal and go people watching in one of the many town squares. These things just come naturally, just like having fun in Tuscany.
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