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Top 10 Things to do in Tuscany

Tuscany is a lot more than just sipping wine and dipping homemade bread into delicious olive oil. Experience the region’s incredible nexus of country and culture with these 10 sights.

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Along your hike in the classic Tuscan countryside, you might seek out this peaceful Romanesque abbey—hear Gregorian chanting echoing its chambers.

Piazza dei Miracoli

Piazza dei Miracoli

One of the most significant architectural multiplexes in the world - here you'll find Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Bapistry, the Tower of Pisa and the Camposanto Monumentale.

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa

An icon of Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa got its infamous tilt during construction, as the ground was a bit softer on one side than the other.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, complete with a gigantic Gothic dome that remains the largest brick dome ever made.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

Florence’s massive town hall could more accurately be described as a fortress-palace. The giant estate features an ornate entrance, three courtyards and countless grand rooms.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Crossing the Arno River, it is Florence’s most iconic stone arch bridge, known for the butchers’ shops built along it. Today you’ll find jewelry boutiques and art dealers instead.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

Located in Siena, you could call San Gimignano the first ‘skyline’ with its 15 medieval towers. Come for the town’s charming pastoral setting and tangible history.

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Biblioteca Piccolomini

Located in the Siena Duomo, it’s easy to forget about the incredible collection of texts here when faced with the vibrant frescos and illuminated manuscripts.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Regarded globally as one of the greatest museums, the Uffizi Gallery houses all the masters of the Italian Renaissance—Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci.

Palazzo Comunale Siena

Palazzo Comunale Siena

A prime example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences, this palace in Siena is known for its soaring bell tower and stunning frescos in each room.

Our insider tips

How many days to spend in Tuscany?

Tuscany is not a region to visit for the weekend. Plan to spend 1-3 days in Florence, Siena and Pisa each, then drive to the coast and take a ferry to one of the islands for the beaches. After 10 days in Tuscany, you’ll really be feeling la dolce vita.

What to wear?

Wear layers, as the sun is hot during the day and it can get quite cool in the evenings. You should be comfortable and casual; this is the countryside after all. Pack light—one formal dress or shirt is enough.

How to get around Tuscany?

Only renting a car will give you the full ability to explore the natural beauty and historic quality of the region, from vineyards to palaces. Be sure to request an automatic if you’re used to driving it, as most Italians drive stick shift. Of course, bike tours through Tuscany are a lovely alternative.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Early fall and late spring tend to be the best times to avoid crowds and still enjoy pleasant temperatures.

What people are saying about Tuscany

Charming and tasty way to enjoy Tuscany.

The class is a good opportunity to learn a local style of cooking. I am ready to try making pasta at home.

Cooking Class on a Traditional Tuscan Farm Reviewed by Rod, 11/14/2018

Excellent tour, well organized and súper worthy for the price

Duna, the guide was very good and very nice and the rest of the team, Ana the spanish guide and Francesco the rider too. Its a long day but every place is just beautiful and worthy to visit. You get enough time to visit each place. The lunch was good and the people at the restaurant were very hospitality.

Perfect day visiting these magical towns.

Very organized! Our guide was very gentle, full of information and very fluent in 5 languages. The places we visited were magical and full of history and great local food and spectacular views! The boutique vineyard at the end was a marvelous experience, it definitely exceeded my expectations :)

Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Tour with Contrada Reviewed by Javier, 09/29/2018

The tower is so impressive and not to be missed!

This tour company was very efficient and it was easy to get the ticket online. I would recommend them.

a great day out organised by Duna and her attentive team

I thoroughly enjoyed the day seeing new sights and meeting new people. Duna is lovely and gets 5* for her hard work. Thank you