Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is a blend of Mediterranean blue shore and green vegetation, making it a favorite destination for many tourists. Romantic atmosphere is interwoven with many historical and cultural monuments, pleasant beaches and endless vineyards bathed in sunshine that attracts visitors from all over the world.
It is enough to mention that Tuscany has six UNESCO’s admission to the List of World Heritage Sites, which include dozens of attractions, portraying its magnificence. It is very famous for its wine production, from which the most famous one is Chianti Classico. The capital of Tuscany is Florence.
Florence is known as the gem of Italy. For more than three hundred years, members of Medici family ruled this town, under whose auspices Florence reached its peak. Today stand series of Florentine buildings as a reminder of this glorious family. In addition to the Medici family, the city was home to many famous artists like Dante, Boccaccio, Donatello and Da Vinci.
The legacy of these great artists is invaluable. Taking a tour through the city will allow you to meet with Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, view of Florence’s cathedral, the Basilica of St. Cross, Pazzi Chapel, the only Florentine bridge intact in World War II – Ponte Vecchio and much more. If you’re looking for the atmosphere of past times or just want to enjoy greatest monuments of human history, be sure to visit Florence.
Pisa is worldwide known for its Leaning Tower, whose construction began in the 12th century. Apart from the Leaning Tower at the Cathedral Square (also known as Market of Wonders), there are other two unavoidable tourist attractions in the same place: Cathedral (Duomo) with the baptistery and Camposanto Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery).
The combination of ancient and modern times can be perfectly seen in the town of Lucca, the place where the agreement was signed, which confirmed the first Triumvirate between Caesar, Pompey and Crassus.
Today, the city of Lucca is the city of olives and opera, the birthplace of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini and host of the festival Lucca Comics and Games, one of the most important festivals in the world of comics.
At the first sight of Siena, you will see the uniqueness and diversity form other Tuscan places.
The Siena is red in color, built of red brick, and well preserved over the centuries, which gives the impression of returning to some past time. In Siena you will see the Piazza del Campo, one of the greatest Italian medieval squares, magnificent Siena Cathedral and Loggia della Mercanzia that reflects the transition of architecture from the Gothic style to the Renaissance.
The medieval town, called the San Gimignano delle Belle Torri (San Gimignano of Beautiful Towers), is distinguished by its high towers and palaces located along them, as well as the Museo della Tortura, with all works of medieval instruments of torture. You can organize your vacation to see whole region or chose just couple of places and then come back later. Whatever you chose, one thing is certain, you will not regret it.