Tuscany has some of the most breathtaking views and classic landscapes in all of Tuscany wherein it ranges from Renaissance paintings to vineyards and farmhouses. This is a stereotype that made Tuscany an irresistible attraction. However, despite being one of Italy’s wealthiest regions, Tuscany still remains to be predominantly rural wherein great parts of its land still remains the way like it did half a millennium ago. Let’s see what our friends from Tuscany Untouched Tours suggest us to see when it comes to have a tour in Tuscany.
When you’re in Tuscany, it would be a bit impossible to see everything that the region has to offer. In this article, all of the highlights in this region will be highlighted so that you can have a place to start your tour in. So check out these top things that you should do while in Tuscany.
Take a day trip to Cortona – Cortona is an ancient hill-town that is comprised with an agricultural plain in Valdichiana. It has steep streets that can provide you with a great view of Valdichiana and Lago Trasimeno. This is the second most visited destination in Italy after Venice. Even though that a lot of tourists come into this place, the steep streets still haven’t lost their charm.
Taste truffles in San Miniato – If you’re in Tuscany, expect to have lots of opportunities for you to sample this pricey and perfumed fungus. The brisk little agricultural town of San Miniato is renowned in Italy for serving this white variety.
Make a pilgrimage to La Verna – The mountaintop retreat in St Francis is a thriving Franciscan monastery that has some of the most wonderful views of the Apennines, which is known to be a major pilgrimage site. Some people come here to give their homage while there are those that stays in the monks’ quarters. Compared to the basilica in Assisi, the sightseers here barely obscure the place’s true purpose.
Go wild in the Monti dell’Uccellina – Make sure to visit one of Italy’s last pristine stretches of the coastline, the Monti del’Uccellina. It is located in the Maremma region wherein it has coastal plains, forest-covered hills, marshes, and empty unpland interior that is known to be a place of exile and been feared by many for 500 years. However, in this regional park, efforts have been made so that it will preserve its natural treasures for years to come.
Be a tourist in Pisa – The Campo dei Miracoli is without a doubt, one of the worthiest places to visit. You can get a glimpse of the most breathtaking buildings here such as the Leaning Tower, the vast Romanesque cathedral, the Camposanto, and the magnificent baptistery.