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Culture of Tuscany. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa Tuscany doesn’t cease to attract tourists with its rich cultural heritage, scenic nature and historical sites striking by their beauty and grandeur. Fans of painting know Tuscany as the birthplace of world-renowned artists, including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
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One of the most famous sights of the region is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Built in the first half of the 14th century, it is the surviving part of a large-scale architectural complex, Pisa Cathedral. Various art galleries and famous landmarks are situated in Florence; this is where the world-famous Uffizi Gallery with its priceless collection of paintings is situated.
An interesting historical monument is the medieval castle of Castello Guidi that has perfectly preserved to this day; it is of great interest from an architectural point of view. Currently, it is home to the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci. Tuscany is famous for its incomparable religious monuments; the Siena Cathedral is the greatest among them. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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This is the true embodiment of the best traditions of Italian Gothic. The cathedral is striking with fine design of the façade; the interior of is also worthy of the highest praise. The construction of the cathedral was completed in 1263; it has been built on the site of an old church. Siena has been amazing guests with its incomparable appearance for many hundreds of years. Montepulciano is very interesting from a historical point of view; many buildings of different eras have survived in its territory. A walk through the quiet winding streets turns into a fascinating tour, as historical monuments are situated here at every step.
City of Lucca is notable for an abundance of old churches and cathedrals; it is noteworthy that all religious buildings are made in the unique style. Here you can see the ruins of a Roman amphitheater and old city walls. Those who wish to combine a walk to historical sites with natural attractions are recommended to visit Volterra. This is where the famous Medici fortress is situated; scenic thermae have preserved from the Roman Empire era. The town is located on a hill in the lush green areas; there are many beautiful places to walk in the immediate vicinity of Volterra.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Tuscany
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Pitti' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Corsini' , 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Rucellai' , 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Uffizi' , 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Strozzi' , 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Vecchio' , 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Borghese' , 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Tuscany and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca e museo civico' Volterra, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo etrusco Guarnacci' Volterra, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo diocesano di arte sacra' Volterra, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Pitti' Florence, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Uffizi Gallery' Florence, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Tuscany
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco d’Assisi (S. Lucchese), Poggibonsi, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di Ss. Marziale e Alberto, Colle di Val d’Elsa, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Volterra, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria all’Impruneta, Impruneta, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria del Carmine, Firenze, 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Santo Spirito, Firenze, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Miniato al Monte, Firenze, 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Tuscany and near

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
The main decoration of the church is a wonderful cupola. It was made under the project of famous architecture – Filippo Brunelleschi. The outdoor decoration is also a unique one. There were used panels of rare green and pink marble. This Orthodox cathedral is the largest in the world. Originally it was built to ensure that it could place the city population at large. … Read further

Basilica di Santa Croce

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Legend says that Santa Croce was founded by the main Catholic saint Franciscus Assisiensis. The church was decorated by the best Italian artists and sculptors. Many of their masterpieces we can see within thousands of years. Today the main decoration of the Basilica is the delicate stained-glass windows, the main altar that is decorated with the 14th century Agnolo Gaddi frescoes. … Read further

Uffizi Gallery

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Visitors can adore the masterpieces of Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Rafael and Giotto. Some of the works belong to the 12th century. The whole area of the museum halls is 13 000 square meters. The museum was opened at the end of the 16th century. The building was made especially for the gallery. In 1580 the building works were finished. In order to realize the whole project, the workers ruined several nearby streets and early medieval buildings. … Read further
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Culture guide to Tuscany. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Tuscany: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Tuscany. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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