What To See And Do In Tuscany
If you want to go to a place known for its good food and drink, amazing atmosphere and peaceful ambiance, then Tuscany is the perfect destination.
The city of Lucca is a great place to visit in Italy, and has many attractions for its tourists and residents. The city is enclosed inside a wall, however there are lots of places to rent bikes and go on some splendid walks.
Some great sights to see in this city include the “San Michele in Foro Church”, the “San Martino Cathedral” and also the “Church and Baptistery of San Giovanni and Perparata”.
This is a great place to go if you plan on visiting Pisa.
Strangely enough, this is where the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa stands, or leans.
For great views of the surrounding area take the 300 step ascent up to the top.
There’s no need to worry about this bizarre structure giving in to gravity and toppling, for it was leaning during its construction and has been ever since, for over 800 years.
For good measure it also counterweighted by hefty blocks of lead. Lots of them.
This city is around 200km north of Rome and has some of the best festivals in Italy. The most famous one is the festival “Il Palio di Siena”, which is a horse race in the square “Piazza del Campo”.
The countryside of Siena is beautiful and unique. You will encounter small villages and medieval towns consisting of vineyards and impressive olive trees.
There are many beautiful Tuscany villa rentals around Siena, and they tend to be especially popular with wine connoisseurs
The most popular and famous square in Florence is Piazza della Signoria, which has a great open air sculpture exhibit.
You should definitely make sure you see the “Baptistery” which is of John the Baptist – as its one of Florence’s oldest buildings.
Stop by the oldest bridge in Florence – the “Ponte Vecchio” – which was built in 1345. Wimdu has some amazing deals on local bed and breakfasts in this city and worldwide – so make sure you find yourself a place to stay before it’s all booked out for the Summer!
For something a bit more relaxing, why not head to the “Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace”.
You can wander through the huge park and view the wonderful gardens and fountains. It has a great view of the city from here, so remember to take your camera with you.