Things to DO in Tuscany
So you've probably read up on all the things there are to SEE in Tuscany but how about the things to DO? A vacation in Tuscany offers so very much, from the experience of standing below Renaissance palaces, impressive monuments and Romanesque churches built hundreds and hundreds of years ago to the wonderment of seeing in person masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and many other greats.
But after you've been to a few museums and admiring the works of art, it all sort of starts to look the same, right? We've been there, too, so we know how it can be! We suggest you read about and consider including a few other activities in addition to sightseeing that will make your holiday in Tuscany memorable!
How about renting a bike and exploring the hills and villages in Chianti? How about spending a morning learning about wines and tasting great Tuscan wines such as Brunello, Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti? How about spending a morning or afternoon in the kitchen, learning a few select, choice Tuscan recipes that you can enjoy immediately thereafter? How about exploring the Tuscan countryside on foot on a day hike? We have these and many more suggestions so keep on reading!
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Read full article "Romantic holiday in Tuscany"
Suggestions and places we recommend visiting for a perfect romantic holiday in Tuscany, even if everywhere you decide to go, you'll be finding breathtaking views and impressive landscapes. Tuscany, after all, is a "room with a view" everywhere you look!
Read full article "Vendemmia with Friends"
Part of what charms everyone about Tuscany are the traditions. The vendemmia or grape harvest, is one tradition that has been romantizied about in films, books and photos. One of the best ways to participate is to find yourself in the countryside in mid to late September in one of the many agritourims or B&B in Tuscany.
Read full article "Chianti Wine Tasting"
Chianti is not just a beautiful and famous region of Tuscany, but also a great wine. Wine tasting is a must, just know that there are many wines produced in Chianti, each one with its own taste and flavor: Classico, Chianti Rufina, Chianti Colli Fiorentini and more. Here are our recommendations on where to go!
Read full article "Monte Amiata"
Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in the south of Tuscany, offers activities year-round as well asa wonderful view over the Val d'Orcia from its peak.
Read full article "Top 5 things to do in Tuscany in Spring"
If you're planning a trip to Tuscany during Spring time, you'll find in this article our top five favorite things to do: tips for appreciating the best of this region and enjoying this time of year, one of the best for travelling to Tuscany.
Read full article "Top Beaches in Tuscany"
Looking to spend a day or a few at the beach in Tuscany? Here are some suggestions and tips to help you decide in which direction to head.
Read full article "Siena Duomo"
Siena's Gothic cathedral is full of treasures, including its marble pavement, Piccolomini library frescoes and incredibly ornate interiors. We highly recommend a visit into this wonder of Siena's past!
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No matter how short your visit in San Gimignano might be, you must visit the cathedral to admire the marvelous cycle of frescoes that recount stories from the New and Old Testaments painted by illustrious artists of the 14th-century Sienese school and the extraordinary Renaissance jewel, the Chapel of Santa Fina. Then head to the Museum of Sacred Art next door to admire the exquisite "Madonna of the Rose".
Read full article "Find the Free Hot Springs in Tuscany"
Combine the unique landscapes and delicious flavours of Tuscany with the spectacular natural hot water springs which abound in the territory. Not just for health benefits, many also offer a wide range of beauty care options. Economical and convenient, this is the perfect way to add a bit of relax to your vacation.
Read full article "Saturnia"
Saturnia is a beautiful town in Maremma famous for its thermal baths, the sulphurous waters well-known for their therapeutic properties. In addition to the spa centers, the outdoor waterfalls are freely available to the public.
Read full article "A week in Maremma"
A week-long vacation to discover the beauty of Maremma, its seaside, the villages and the food.
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Eliseo offers a 7 day tour of Tuscany vacation package which includes visits to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Lerici along the coast. Accommodation is in the family-managed bed and breakfast in Garfagnana in the Apuan Alps, so that it is possible to enjoy a vacation in the Tuscan mountains while visiting all of the main "cities of art".
Read full article "A day in Lucca"
If you want to visit Lucca and don't have enough time to explore the whole city, have a look at these syuggestions for a 1 day itinerary around Lucca to visit its most popular attractions!
Read full article "A Day in Pisa"
An itinerary to discover Pisa and its marvellous artistic attractions: visit the Square of Miracles with its Leaning Tower and take a walk along the famous Lungarni, rich in shops and restaurants where you may taste typical local recipes. This visit to the enchanting marittime Republic will take you back in time and make you breathe a timeless atmosphere!