Tuscany, alongside Sicily and the Amalfi Coast, is one of Italy’s most delightful regions to visit.
The region is renowned for fine wine, sumptuous cuisine, artistic heritage and history, being the centre of the Italian Renaissance.
Whether you’re marvelling upon amazing masterpieces at one of Florence’s galleries, taking in the bizarre Leaning Tower of Pisa or enjoying delightful Chianti at one of the region’s numerous cellar doors, there is something for every bon vivant to indulge in throughout Tuscany!
Given that Tuscany is such a diverse region with so much to do outside of gorgeous Florence, many travellers ask what is the best way to get around. The best way to get around Tuscany is either by bus or train.
Trains easily connect the larger cities of northern Tuscany, including Florence, Pistoria, Lucca and Livorno. For the wine regions of Chianti and Val d’Orcia, there is always a bus connection to take you out to some of these gorgeous, bucolic parts of the region.
If you want, you can even rent a car (or Vespa), as these will provide you with the freedom to go exactly where you want when you want to get there!
Now that we’ve got transport out of the way, what are some of the amazing, cultural experiences that await you in this luxuriously rustic part of the world?
Fine art in Florence
Florence proudly plays host to some of history’s most famous masterpieces, some of which are spread across two incredible galleries in the Uffizi and the Accademia. What’s even better is that it’s easy to experience both of these wondrous galleries in one day, as you only need a couple of hours to visit both!
What awaits you is a smorgasbord of fine art, with masterpieces like Botocceli’s The Birth of Venus and Michelangelo’s David found in the Uffizi and Accademia – there’s a reason why Florence is called The Cradle of the Renaissance…
Visit a cellar door (or five!)
Tuscan is one of the world’s top wine regions, producing delectable vino in small harvests. Hop on the bus out to Chianti or Val d’Orcia, where you will find countless cellar doors awaiting you with fine wine and delicious Tuscan produce to match!
When you’re done with the cellar doors, be sure to head to one of the region’s famous trattorias, homes of famous Tuscan food like bistecca alla Fiorentina and crostini Toscani…
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