Tuscany, like a fine wine, has been some time in the making...
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture.
There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The roll call of città di arte, cities of art, is daunting: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking. The more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears. Enjoy your visit!
- 6 December 2013 For the holiday season this year, the Crypt under the Duomo in Siena hosts one of the most important masterpieces of European Medieval art, Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Lactating Madonna. The painting is generally housed in the Diocesan Museum of... Continue reading blog post
What to See in Tuscany
Accommodation in Tuscany
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A more comprehensive guide to accommodation in Tuscany put together by our Discover Tuscany Team! The site reviews a large number of properties which can be easily found by thematic or geographic categories or through a simple search. If you can't find what you're looking for here, you'll probably find it at TuscanyAccommodation.com!
Tuscany Tourist Services
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See the main sights in Tuscany in one day, enjoy wine tastings as you explore Chianti, take a walking guided tour of Florence or a cooking class and learn to prepare the best of Tuscan cuisine.... these are just a few of the top tours you can do in Tuscany through our partner Viator.
Events in Tuscany
Read full article "Ferie delle Messi"
The Ferie delle Messi, or the Medieval Harvest, takes place in San Gimignano every June. Celebrating the knight tradition, the festival offers many events, including medieval games, parades in medieval costumes and the final horse race in which the 4 neightborhoods of the town compete against each other to win the Gold Sword. If you're here in June, we highly recommend you head to San Gimignano to step back in time!
Read full article "Events Calendar"
View upcoming festivals, fairs and celebrations across Tuscany on our shared Google calendar!
Read full article "Main Events in Tuscany"
A brief introduction to the main events across Tuscany that take place every year, divided by season.
Read full article "7 days in Tuscany"
Tuscany is a region that offers a variety of things to see and do, but mostly its rich in history, beautiful landscapes and magnificent works of art. Whether this is your first time in Tuscany or not, give yourself 7 days to discover the best of Tuscany with our suggested itinerary.