Tuscany has always been a famous tourist destination. This Italian region is the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and home of famous historical figures of the arts and sciences. It started the spark that enlightened Europe. It also has breathtaking natural landscapes and a place rich in culture. Tuscany’s history goes as far as the Roman Empire to the Renaissance which automatically makes it a perfect getaway trip.
If you are an avid traveler and into medieval history and the fine arts then write down Tuscany as your next destination because it is the perfect place for you. You’ll find that Tuscany is full of breathtaking views that will take you back to the medieval times. It also has many famous cities with beautiful, ancient architecture such as Florence, where Renaissance all began, and Pisa with its famous leaning tower. With such a rich history and culture, it is no wonder why many avid travelers make tours around Tuscany their top priority.
A lot of blogs and books feature all these tourist attractions in Tuscany. Once you get there you might get confused with the numerous places to visit and the limited amount of time you actually have to spend. It is a good idea to always prioritize and pick the places that you must not miss when you get there. Here are the places that are the best of the best and will complete your whole Tuscany experience.
Piazza Del Duomo
What best way to start your Tuscan experience than to visit Florence, the home of the famous “Renaissance Man,” Leonardo Da Vinci. Piazza Del Duomo is located at the historic center of Florence and it is bursting with medieval and renaissance infrastructures. Everywhere you look you will see the best examples of Europe’s enlightenment. There you will find Florence Cathedral also known as Santa Maria Del Flore Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the largest building in medieval Europe and is currently the fourth largest in Europe. It is a cathedral complex consisting of Giotto’s Campanile and Brunelleschi’s Dome all making Florence Cathedral an exceptional work of art and engineering. This place attracts a lot of artists looking for inspiration and historians who want to witness ancient civilization at its peak.
Across the Cathedral is the Florence Baptistery which is an octagonal shaped infrastructure clad in geometrically patterned marble that makes it an outstanding work of architecture. Piazza Del Duomo is worth mentioning and is a must see site if you visit Tuscany. It holds many beautiful architectural designs and world famous works of art.
Montepulciano is a medieval and renaissance hill town located in the southern part of Tuscany. It is situated on a high limestone ridge. Montepulciano has beautiful landscapes full of ancient palaces and churches, alluring squares and houses and of course, its well-known italian foods and wine. Connoisseurs around the world would travel far just to get a taste of that sweet water which Montepulciano is known for worldwide. It is perfect for a laid back stroll with your loved ones. Bask at this majestic town and enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine and beverage which is guaranteed to make you fall in love all over again.
Elba is the perfect ending to your perfect vacation. It is an island part of the Tuscany region and located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It prides itself with its white sandy beaches and its sapphire waters. It also has historical significance because it is known as Napoleon’s place of exile. So after bathing and getting that perfect tan on the beach, you can visit Napoleon’s summer and winter houses to enrich yourself with history.
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