Visit Tuscany: tourism and highlights

Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Tuscany with full reviews on Italy This Way...

Abbey of San Galgano

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The Abbey of San Galgano and the Chapel of Monte Siepi together make up one of the most impressive medieval gothic monasteries in Italy [...]

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Anghiari

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The historic village of Anghiari in eastern Tuscany is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in Italy' [...]

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Arezzo

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Centred around the lovely Piazza Grande, Arezzo has many highlights including numerous monuments and frescoes by Piero della Francesca [...]

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Artimino (Prato Province)

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In the fortified village of Artimino you can see a lovely 11th century church and an important renaissance villa and etruscan museum [...]

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Asciano (Siena Province)

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The small town of Asciano is in the heart of the Crete Senesi region of southern Tuscany [...]

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Bagni di Lucca

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The spa town of Bagni di Lucca was established in the 19th century and is now a popular base for enjoying the natural environment [...]

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Barga (Lucca Province)

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The cathedral town of Barga is well placed to explore the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany [...]

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Bibbiena (Casentino Province)

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With its roots in Etruscan times, the village of Bibbiena is visited for its numerous small churches and palazzos [...]

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Buonconvento (Siena Province)

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In Buonconvento you can explore the ancient walls and palazzos of this pretty medieval village in Crete Senesi in Tuscany [...]

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Camaldoli (Casentino Province)

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Camaldoli, in Casentino, is visited for the Holy Hermitage and Monastery in the village [...]

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Capolona (Casentino Province)

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The region around Capolona in Tuscany is visited for the traditional frescoed village churches here [...]

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Carrara (Massa-Carrara Province)

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The town of Carrara is famous for producing the marble used by the Ancient Romans and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo [...]

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Castel San Niccolo (Casentino Province)

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The historic centre of Castel San Niccolò in Tuscany is small but very picturesque and unspoiled [...]

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Castellina in Chianti (Chianti Province)

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Castellina in Chianti is an ancient Etruscan hill town in Tuscany with a history dating back 3000 years [...]

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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca Province)

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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a quiet market town and good base for exploring the pretty Garfagnana countryside. [...]

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Certaldo

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Both the historic centre of Certaldo and the scenic Tuscan landscapes around the village contribute to its appeal [...]

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Cetica (Casentino Province)

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In Cetica village in Tuscany you can see a medieval stone bridge and some interesting small ancient churches [...]

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Chianciano Terme

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Highlights in the small Tuscany town of Chianciano include the Museum of Sacred Art and the Collegiale Church [...]

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Chianti

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The famous wine growing region of Chianti in Tuscany has lovely landscapes and pretty villages to explore [...]

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Chiusi

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Both the National Etruscan Museum and an Etruscan labyrinth can be seen in ancient Chiusi [...]

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Colle di val d'Elsa

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The highlight in the Tuscan town of Colle di Val d'Elsa is the medieval centre of the upper town [...]

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Cortona

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Cortona is one of the loveliest Tuscany villages and also has impressive views across the rolling landscape [...]

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Crete Senesi (Siena Province)

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The Crete Senesi region south of Siena is a very lovely part of Tuscany with traditional villages and scenic countryside [...]

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Elba

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The Tuscan island of Elba is a lovely combination of beaches and mountains, port towns and traditional villages [...]

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Empoli

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In the quiet town of Empoli you can explore the medieval piazza and surrounding streets [...]

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Fiesole (Florence Province)

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Just north of Florence, Fiesole has lovely views across the city and also an impressive archaeology site with Roman and Etruscan monuments [...]

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Florence

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The city of Florence is one of the most lovely cities in Italy, and home to a great deal of Renaissance masterpieces [...]

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Garfagnana (Lucca Province)

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The scenic Garfagnana in northern Tuscany is a region of steep forested mountains and traditional villages and towns [...]

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Isola del Giglio and Giglio Castello (Grosseto Province)

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The Isola del Giglio and medieval village of Giglio Castello are 16 kilometres off the coast of south-west Tuscany [...]

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Lucca

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Lucca is one of the most important Tuscany towns, and one of the most beautiful towns in Italy [...]

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Maremma (Grosseto Province)

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The Maremma Regional Park is a scenic natural environment of beaches, reclaimed marshes and hills in southern Tuscany [...]

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Massa Marittima

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The medieval centre of Massa Marittima and the museums combine to make an interesting destination [...]

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Montalcino (Siena Province)

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The medieval hill town of Montalcino, in the Crete Senesi region of central Tuscany, is overlooked by its 14th century castle [...]

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Montefioralle (Chianti Province)

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One of the 'most beautiful villages in Italy', historic Montefioralle is a picturesque village in the Chianti region of central Tuscany [...]

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Montemignaio (Casentino Province)

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The church and castle are the highlights in Montemignaio village, Casentino [...]

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Montepulciano

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Montepulciano is one of our favourite Tuscan towns [...]

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Monterchi

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The small Tuscan hill village of Monterchi is best known for its rare painting by Piero della Francesca [...]

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Monteriggioni

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The tiny village of Monteriggioni is one of the most intact fortified medieval towns to be found anywhere in Italy [...]

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Monticchiello

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Monticchiello is a lovely Tuscan hill village that retains its ancient defences and has lovely views [...]

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Pelago (Casentino Province)

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Pelago village still retains its medieval marketplace, churches and palazzos [...]

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Pienza

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Pienza, UNESCO heritage site, is one of the most interesting small towns in Tuscany [...]

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Pietrasanta

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The 14th century church is just one of the places of interest in old Pietrasanta [...]

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Pisa

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More than just the famous leaning tower, Pisa has an exceptional cathedral, baptistery and historic town centre [...]

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Pistoia

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Rather overlooked by visitors to Tuscany, Pistoia actually has an impressive cathedral in the historic town centre [...]

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Pitigliano

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Dramatically situated Pitigliano is one of the loveliest villages in southern Tuscany [...]

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Poggio a Caiano

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At Poggio a Caiano you can visit the Medici Villa, first Renaissance style villa in Italy [...]

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Poppi (Casentino Province)

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The small village of Poppi has an imposing 13th century castle [...]

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Porto Ercole

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Porto Ercole is a popular holiday resort on the Monte Argentario peninsula of southern Tuscany [...]

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Prato (Prato Province)

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Prato is the historic centre of textile production in Italy and has several historic monuments and museums of interest to visitors [...]

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Pratovecchio (Casentino Province)

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There are several notable churches and monasteries in and near the medieval village of Pratovecchio [...]

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Radda in Chianti (Chianti Province)

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Radda in Chianti is a village in the steep wooded valleys to the east of the Chianti region of Tuscany [...]

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Raggiolo (Casentino Province)

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The small village at Raggiolo is on the side of a hill surrounded by chestnut forests [...]

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San Gimignano

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This village of medieval towers is one of the most beautiful, famous and visited in Italy [...]

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San Miniato (Pisa Province)

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Midway between Florence and Pisa, the hill town of San Miniato is a lovely place to break your journey and explore [...]

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Sansepolcro

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Sansepolcro is well known as the birthplace of famous renaissance artist Piero della Francesca [...]

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Saturnia

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The hot springs and series of waterfalls at Saturnia make it a very popular natural highlight in Tuscany [...]

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Siena

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Siena is an exceptional medieval city in Tuscany with numerous impressive monuments [...]

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Sorano

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Sorana is a very well preserved medieval town in southern Tuscany [...]

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Sovana

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At Sovana, listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy, you can also visit the Etruscan necropolis [...]

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Stia

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The quiet town of Stia has several buildings and artworks of interest to visitors [...]

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Talamone

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Talamone is a pleasant harbour town and gateway to the Maremma Natural Park [...]

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Vallombrosa

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At Vallombrosa you can visit the important abbey-monastery and the 11th century Hermitage of the Paradisino [...]

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Viareggio (Lucca Province)

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The resort of Viareggio is one of the most popular in Tuscany and well known for its art deco architecture [...]

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Vinci (Florence Province)

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The Tuscan village of Vinci is famous for being the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci [...]

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Volterra

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Volterra has varied highlights, with an Etruscan museum, a Roman theatre and a medieval town centre [...]

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