July 28, 2014

5 Places to visit on a trip to Tuscany

Cortona, Tuscany
From its imperial natural beauty to its wealth in culinary and artistic treasures, Tuscany is truly an irresistible idyllic arcadia that will delight you in a lot of different ways. Famous for its surreal and dramatic scenery, Tuscany has spellbinding landscapes dotted with lush cypress trees, olive groves, medieval fortresses and rolling hills. A nirvana for food lovers and wine connoisseurs, this Italian haven is also known for its world-class cuisine and sumptuous local wines. To top it all off, Tuscany has a wide collection of exquisite art museums, and has been a home to several illustrious figures in the history of science and art.
Tuscany has a diverse collection of tourist hot-spots that include art-centric cities, laid-back small towns and beautiful vineyards. To help you choose the best places to visit and see on a trip to Tuscany, make sure to take note of these tips.

No list of the best places to see in Tuscany is complete without the inclusion of its capital city, Florence. Famed for its Renaissance architecture and art, Florence beckons international travelers with its architectural gems like the Duomo di Firenze, Giotto’s Tower, and Baptistery. Art lovers, meanwhile, can gaze at the highly acclaimed art exhibits at the Accademia Gallery and Ufiizi Gallery. However, the city does not just appeal to art and architecture lovers. As a premier tourist hub, the city boasts a vast selection of epicurean hotels, first-calls restaurants and quaint shops.
Florence, Tuscany

Siena is an eye-catching city that would give Florence a run for its money, as the top city in Tuscany. But unlike Florence, Sienna lures tourists with its medieval houses and Gothic architectures, such as the Duomo and Palazzo Pubblico. What’s more, the city is a host to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Piazza del Campo. 
Siena, Tuscany

Pisa is a beloved and legendary Italian destination, thanks to an architectonic project that went awfully wrong. But, there is more to Pisa than the world renowned ‘Leaning tower’. As a matter of fact, it is just one of the numerous outstanding sights in this compelling and compact city. As a visitor in Pisa, you get feast your eyes on a plethora of noteworthy sights, such as the Torre Pendente, Duoumo di Pisa, Battistero and many more.

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a dazzling collection of picturesque villages set in the midst of an awe-inspiring coastal backdrop. Once a little-known Eden, Cinque Terre catapulted into the country’s limelight after it was introduced as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. With its tranquil setting and old world charm, a visit to this site will surely relieve your stress and sooth your senses.
Cinque Terre, Italy

Does the book ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ ring any bells? Well, Cortona, a spectacular hill town, is the setting of this notable best-selling book. If you have read the book, you will notice how lovely this Tuscan town is, with its 3,000-year old Etruscan walls, beautiful views, intriguing medieval architecture and stately buildings.
Whether you are a history buff or a photography enthusiast, the mixture of countryside charm, marvelous art, and remarkable wine and food will make a trip to this blissful region of Italy an unforgettable one. Like a bejeweled treasure chest, Tuscany is full of amazing surprises, and has a world of wonders to offer to its visitors. After all, it is one of the world’s most sought-after and coveted destinations.

This is a guest post from Tom at Bridgewater Travel, experts in luxury villa holidays to Tuscany and around Italy.

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1 comment:

  1. Tuscany is beautiful city to visit and is full of colour and full of life. Last year I visited Tuscany and saw the beauty of this place. I am looking for more information about Tuscany itinerary.