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

Baptistery 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.
Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa 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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City tours, excursions and tickets in Tuscany and surroundings

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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

Ponte Vecchio

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
According to the historical data, the first bridge has appeared on this site much earlier, in the 10th century. In 1117, the brittle wooden bridge was completely destroyed during the heavy flooding. The reconstituted bridge has also existed for a short time, the flood has destroyed it in 1333. The third bridge charms the city dwellers and guests Florence for more than 600 years. Remarkable that the name of the architect who developed their design remains unknown. According to one of the versions, it was Taddeo Gaddi, according to the others - Neri de Fioravanti. … Read further

San Gimignano

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The first settlement has placed there in the third century BC. Hundreds of years this town was the centre of numerous battles. In the medieval times there appeared the robust fieldworks. Today we can see 14 beautiful medieval towers. Earlier there lived rich and well-known townsmen. According to the historical records, in the medieval time, there were about seventy towers. That means that eighty percent of all towers didn’t save till now. … Read further

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
So, the well-off locals tried to underline their crucial finance and social status. That’s why it was spent a lot of money for the building. According to the historical data, in the Medieval time, there were built about 60 towers but only 14 were saved until today. Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in San Gimignano, with 54 meters high. Torre del Diavolo is the most mysterious, twin towers Torri Dei Salvucci are the most beautiful. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Tuscany

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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