The birthplace of the European Renaissance, Tuscany in Italy is known for its colorful history, artistic legacy, and rich musical and literary traditions. The region’s love of all things beautiful shows in its iconic attractions, impressive edifices, and charming towns. Home to 7 localities designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 120 forest reserves, Tuscany shares its natural and man-made attractions to millions of visitors every year.
Florence, Tuscany’s capital city and the cradle of the Renaissance, is famous for having been the wealthiest and most important city in medieval Europe. Today, its historic center displays the splendor of those remarkable times in history. The pinnacle of the visual feast offered by this section of the city is the Piazza del Duomo where one can find the Florence Cathedral, Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, and many other attractions. Another famous destination is the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. This spot houses Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistery, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Camposanto Monumentale. Likewise, Siena Cathedral in Siena fascinates travelers with its colorful marble façade, Venetian mosaics, rose window, and carved pulpit.
If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday in a neighborhood brimming with charm and character, then simply pick from any one of Tuscany’s towns. San Gimignano’s tower fortifications and unmistakable skyline showcases the European aesthetic of the Middle Ages. Volterra, on the other hand, boasts Etruscan city walls and a number of archeological sites. For a change of view, you can also head to Elba and settle into a relaxing holiday dedicated to enjoying the mild weather and scenic views of the island.
One can only fit so many attractions and activities in a holiday in Tuscany, Italy. To make the most out of the experience, begin planning your luxury vacation as early as today. Begin by booking any one of Villaway’s deluxe villa rentals and luxury vacation homes in this lovely Italian region.