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Sightseeing in Tuscany - what to see. Complete travel guide

Travelers associate Tuscany with beautiful parks, Roman thermae and cozy Italian towns, each of which stores a lot of secrets and ancient legends.

It would take at least a week to explore all the galleries and museums of Florence, the capital of Tuscany. The city has carefully preserved beautiful historic buildings; many of them are open exhibition centers. There is also one of the most scenic parks in the world, Boboli Gardens. The must-see destination is the Tower of Pisa. In Siena you can not only enjoy unique architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, but also visit the famous Palio horse race. In the vicinity of Siena there are several attractive towns and villages.
Romantic Tuscany is famous for its fashionable beach resorts. Despite their immense popularity, many coastal towns have managed to retain their relaxed atmosphere. Each province has its own … Open
The town of San Gimignano is often called the ‘city of towers;’ not far from it there is a place of indescribable beauty, Orcia Valley. Vano Vignoni is famous due to ancient Roman thermae; you can see the thermal pool even in the downtown instead of the traditional square or park. You could find nice hotels in rural areas; they appeal to those who love to relax outdoors and those devoting a lot of time to hiking. Bicycle is the most popular mode of transport among tourists traveling around cities of Tuscany. While walking you can explore all the interesting places and enjoy the scenery of the place.
Visits to vineyards in Tuscany are very popular; there are several major centers of wine production. There are restaurants and wineries close to vineyards, where you can taste the best wines and buy a couple of bottles as souvenirs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
From a gastronomic point of view Tuscany is one of the most mysterious and attractive areas of Italy, because this is where locals have preserved centuries-old culinary traditions. The main … Open
Viareggio situated on the coast is the center of entertainment. Fans of nightlife, noisy parties, luxury restaurants and hotels would enjoy time there. Shoppers also won’t be bored, as they could find a variety of shopping malls and trendy boutiques in the city. In Cortona you can distract from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a harmonious atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Beautiful palaces, cathedrals and castles are main attractions of this charming Italian city. Tuscany is a haven for curious tourists eager for new experiences and discoveries.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tuscany
♥   Castle 'Castello di Sidney Sonnino' Montespertoli, 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Poppiano' Montespertoli, 14.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montegufoni' Montespertoli, 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Linari' Barberino Val d’Elsa, 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frederick II Castle' San Miniato al Tedesco, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tuscany
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 74.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 106 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 109.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 119.3 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

Sights around Tuscany from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Grotta Giusti

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
The most unusual variant of pastime will be a rest in the cave, where among stylactites and stalagmites, natural stone terraces with chic recreation areas and wooden sun loungers were equipped. In the grotto is a wonderful thermal lake Limbo. A rest on the shore will also be an unforgettable event. It is also worth noting that since the opening, the Giusti cave is very popular with celebrities. In ancient times Giuseppe Verdi loved to rest here. … Read further

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
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