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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fantastic! An absolutely uplifting experience.

Fabulous experience! Our guide (Gilberto) connected us with two small- production, family-run vineyards. We toured the entire production facility and then enjoyed a family-style meal with the owners, Loretta and Mauritzio. The owners could not have been more kind and inviting. If you’re looking to sample an exhaustive variety of wines, then you should look for another tour. If you’re looking to experience a charming, home-cooked Tuscan meal with fresh, home-grown ingredients, then this is the tour for you! We left the tour with a deeper appreciation for the rich Tuscan land and it’s warm, welcoming people.

Tuscan Hills 5-Hour Tasting Tour from Florence Reviewed by John, 09/03/2018

Easy pace and fun morning despite high temps, kids all enjoyed it.

Really nice pace to the trip, kids of 11-14 all found it easy and not too hard work, getting round a very busy City centre. Even stopped for gelato!

I Bike Florence Reviewed by Malcolm, 08/21/2018

Great contrast between green grass and white stones of this complex.

I was impressed how clean and beautifull this place is.... and the tour was great, the view from above is stunning. The only thing they can improve are the slipery stairs in the tower.

A great way to spend our first evening in Florence

We spent several hours happily cycling around Florence and listening to Fabio tell us about the city, give some dinner recommendations and be genuinely interested in speaking to everyone in the group. Had we had longer in Florence we would definitely have done several other tours!

I Bike Florence Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/10/2018

Great tour with personal stories from the guide

Claudia did a great job also sharing her personal experience with Siena to the tour. We were in the cathedral pretty quick ... It was not so easy to spot her among a bunch of other tours starting at the same location. That could be easily improved.