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Tuscany

With its incomparably beautiful landscapes, world-renowned art and exquisite cuisine, there’s no wonder Tuscany is such an attractive tourist destination. From art buffs admiring the legendary masterpieces in Florence to wine lovers tasting the region’s finest vintages, there really is something for everyone in this stunning area of Italy.

While its larger cities make for excellent weekend trips, the Tuscan countryside is too beautiful to miss during your travels. Spend a few days exploring Florence and a day in Pisa, before renting a car and setting off on a Tuscany road trip to experience the wide-ranging charms of the region.

Taste Chianti wine on a terrace overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills, sleep in a four-poster bed in the watchtower of a medieval castle, handcraft your own pasta, dip some fresh bread in oil from hundred-year-old olive trees… even the most simple, traditional moments on your Tuscan trip will feel like a luxury experience thanks to the charming hospitality and beautiful landscapes of the region.

YOUR TUSCANY BUCKET LIST

01.

Go wine tasting

At one of many Tuscany vineyards and wineries

02.

Get your culture fix

Discovering world-famous art and architecture in Florence

03.

Strike a pose

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

04.

Feast on

Pasta, pasta, pasta (bonus points if you learn to cook it too!)

05.

Take a (road) trip back in time

To explore Tuscany’s enchanting medieval towns

06.

Sleep like royalty

And truly experience the region’s history in an ancient palazzo or castello hotel

To try out

Where to eat

Poggio Stenti

Welcoming farm set in spectacular landscapes serving artisanal food and award-winning wine.

Taverna di San Giuseppe

Family-run restaurant beloved by locals and tourists housed in a building dating back to 1100.

Il Falconiere

Indulge in the delights of seasonal Tuscan cuisine from this rustic yet sophisticated Michelin starred restaurant.

Where to sleep

Agrivilla i pini

Enchanting villa near San Gimignano home to a dreamy sustainable vegan resort.

Hotel Palazzo Alexander

Charming hotel housed in a 12th century palazzo and former boarding school in Lucca.

Belmond Villa San Michele

Boutique hotel housed in a 15th century hilltop monastery set in the stunning Tuscan countryside.

Where to drink

Angel Roofbar

Must-visit panoramic rooftop bar atop the Calimala Hotel with incomparable views of Florence old town.

Divinorum

Sip on excellent local wines on the bar's terrace, admiring the beautiful Tuscan valleys.

Dal Bardo

Beautifully decorated with traditional tiles, this Lucca hotspot is the place to go for excellent cocktails.

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