Best places to visit in Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the many regions that tourists flock to all year round, as it’s a favourite and definitely among the most popular. When travellers think of Italy, they think of Tuscany because of its capital, Florence, of its celebrated wines and of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a unique landmark. Not only does Tuscany has some of the best locations to visit in all of Italy, but their rental vacation homes, apartments and rooms are just as grand as this region. Depending on what you are looking to see, it’s best to rent a holiday villa closest to your desired destination. Let’s discover some of the best places to visit in Tuscany!
The Santa Maria Novella Church, Florence
This beautiful church is characterized by an amazing facade of multicoloured marble and filled with famous masterpieces, such as the Pulpit by Brunelleschi, the Fresco Cycle by Filippino Lippi in the Cappella Strozzi, A Crucifix by Giotto, and many more. Those who love churches and artwork, especially in the same place, must take time out of their day to visit this place and really walk around.
The Gallery of Accademia, Florence
For those who are really into art, especially Michelangelo, this location is perfect. Tourists and locals alike are able to admire the famous David by Michelangelo. This academy for drawing was founded during 1563 by Ammannati, Bronzino and Vasari. You can visit the museum independently or ask our Concierge to book a private guided tour just for you.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
This amazing attraction is one of the most famous in all of Italy, next to the Roman Coliseum, and is the symbol of the city. Located in Piazza dei Miracola with the Baptistery, the Duomo and the Camposanto, it dates all the way back to 1173.
The Town of Siena
Siena in itself is something that one should not miss while visiting Tuscany. The historical centre is astonishing, enclosed through the ancient medieval walls where traffic is not allowed to go. All of the hidden corners and charming alleys of this beautiful town are enough to keep you occupied for hours, not to mention all the small gems of shops that lay around every nook and cranny all throughout. The Piazza del Campo is the centre of Siena and is definitely something not to be missed. There is also an abundance of historical buildings that surround the Piazza.
This spectacular Renaissance hill that boasts an extremely unique panorama completely over the Orcia Valley is a stop that should never be missed when touring around Tuscany. One of Pienza’s specialties is the Pecorino cheese offered in plenty of unique variety. And there is also an cheese rolling tournament dedicated to this amazing local product which is held every year in September.
The Bargello Museum, Florence
This museum is stocked full of minor arts and sculptures and is located in a building that was built during the mid-thirteenth century. It was built for the Capitano del Popolo and later was turned into the Council of Justice seat. It all began during 1865, where it was transferred over into one of the biggest collectors of sculptures from the Renaissance era, which includes pieces by Luca Della Robbia, Michelangelo, Cellini, Verrocchio and Donatello.