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Tuscany in Italy
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on June 16, 2020 Share on

12 Best Things to Do in Tuscany, Italy in 2021

Located in the southern part of Europe inside the borders of Italy is the region of Tuscany. It is filled with country vibes, landscapes, pleasant hilltops and is beautiful to visit with your loved ones. Made up of ten provinces: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Luca, Arezzo, Grosseto, Pistoia, Prato and Massa Carrara, every province is uniquely beautiful and worth visiting. Tuscany is said to have seven UNESCO sites in its land making it stories packed with history. Land of beautiful towers, buildings, fountains and vineyards, the place sure looks taken right off the medieval era. Right from the Bronze age through the iron age, Etruscan times and then the roman rule and finally the renaissance period and the beyond, the people of Tuscany have seen it all. From wine and olive tastings to Vespa rides and fiat tours, there are many incredible things to do in the land of Tuscany.

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12 Things to Do in Tuscany

1. Florence

Known to be the world’s most treasured cities for art, is the capital city of Tuscany, Florence. Home to famous icons like Da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo, the city shows its connect during the Renaissance period through art and paintings. Florence is also quite famous for its architectural designs and quirky markets around the corner.

2. Pisa

Leaning tower of Pisa
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Next in line after Florence is Pisa. Thanks to Leaning tower, the city has been attracting a number of tourists round the year. The city is also famous for traditional monuments and eyecatching nature. Don’t skip this city on your next trip to the Tuscany region.

3. Take a road trip to Val d’Orcia

Road trips are the best way to explore these regions of Europe. One of the most landscapes roads is the Val d’ Orcia. Enjoy driving through the green hills and roads that have the view of yellow rolls of haystacks that makes you feel like you are inside a fairytale. Visit one of the many wine yards and medieval castles while visiting the city.

 

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4. Taste the different wines at Chianti

Wine region, Chianti
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Chianti is one of the famous wine regions in Europe. Offering eye-catching green landscapes and calming hills and many wine yards, Chianti is a perfect postcard destination. Drive to all the wine yards in the region and taste some of the best wines ever made and olive oils and take them back home with you as a souvenir.

5. Take a dip in thermal spring

Located in the south of Tuscany is an ancient village called Saturnia, known for its thermal baths. Right from the medieval period, the place has got a natural spring thermal that has been considered extremely important. Though the place is located little off the road, tourists visit here to take a swim in the thermal pool. The place also got decent hotels and B&B’s for travellers to stay in.

6. Tour the city in Vespa

Vespa rides in europe
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The best way to explore any city would be to rent a bike and roam around. Rather than a bike, Vespa is the best mode of transportation for tourists to travel around because of the narrow roads. Travelling on Vespa can be extremely fun. Stop at any place you want and travel the distance to see many of the iconic spots that are located on the other ends in the city. You don’t have to worry about walking or carrying your bags after shopping if you have a Vespa for yourself. Dump everything in it and explore the city at your own pace.

7. Visit Montepulciano (Volterra)

As soon as you reach the place some might have a slight déjà vu, probably because this place is the exact place where Twilight was shot at. Yes, that’s right. The famous vampire movie Twilight’s second part: The New Moon was filmed here in Montepulciano. Walk through the corridors of this building and reminisce every single favourite scene of yours from the movie.

8. Visit Cortona, the fairy tale city

Cortona aerial view
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Situated on the hills near Tuscany is the town of Cortona. Though located on the hilltop, its nothing short to other cities in Europe. The entire town is filled with yellow flowers and green grasses making it a place that has come alive right out of a Disney story. Try visiting the museum, Etruscan tombs, churches and monastery that speak a thousand work with just one look.

9. Ride a Hot Air Balloon

What’s better feeling the beautiful sun rays hitting you while vacationing on a chilly spot. Get your adrenaline rush by flying high on the sky with the Hot Air Balloons overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Tuscany. Make sure you click some pictures and make your Instagram game on point.

10. San Gimignano

San Gimignano
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Called as the medieval Manhattan for its rustic country look, the town of San Gimignano is attractive in its own way. It is one of the beautiful hill towns in the land of Tuscany. The narrow roads and towers made out of stone give a rustic yet a romantic look at the countryside. Visit Piazza del Duomo or Palazzo del Popolo, few of the many medieval towers and see the beauty with your own eyes.

11. Travel to Siena

Defined by its beauty, Sienna can look like a city that’s off a different era. Spend the day by visiting the brick buildings from the medieval period or visit the town’s square. The town’s medieval square is a shell-shaped space constructed to provide sites for merchants to put stalls while flea markets happen from time to time.

12. Lucca

One of the ten provinces of Tuscany is Lucca, a city with cobbled stones and Renaissance-era wall. The town is home to many cathedrals and towers, the town is filled with historic centres and iconic spots. Be sure to visit the home of the Giacomo Puccini, a famous opera director/composer and the home is now turned into a museum that exhibits all his work of art. The city is filled with various things to do and will certainly make your trip extra-special.

 

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Everyone loves travelling to medieval cities or towns that make them feel to be a part of the world’s history. People travelling to cities in Europe, especially in Italy, they sure feel like being in a fairytale. Worried about how big of a hole it might be to travel to these surreal places? Worry not, with Pickyourtrail, choose from hundreds of Italy holiday packages available on our website that best suit your budget and get the chance to live in your fairy tale, Italian style.

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