Towns & Villages - Northern Tuscany
The scenery throughout Tuscany varies quite considerably depending on where you go. The landscape and terrain in the North is very different from the South. Its unspoiled landscape is mountainous, more rugged and broken up with thick woodland.
Just like the South, it has traditional hilltop villages and medieval castles, but here the pace is much slower, despite the area being densely populated. As well as being by the breathtaking Apuan Alps, from most locations in Northern Tuscany you can easily reach the coast within a 30 minute drive.
Northern Tuscany offers the best of both worlds, soak up the sun on the beach, go hiking in the mountains, or visit amazing cities and towns such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Pistoia. Northern Tuscany may be less stereotypically Tuscan but it has classic architecture, artistic treasures, striking hilly landscapes and plenty of cultural events to enjoy.
Borgo San LorenzoRead more
Castelnuovo di GarfagnanaRead more
Florence - Italy's Capital of Art Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines. The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe. This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies. Florence annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world!Read more
Lucca, the walled cityRead more
Pieve FoscianaRead more
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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience
Combine a vintage Fiat 500 tour with a Tuscan wine experience on an exciting day out from Florence! Driving a classic 1960s model, you’ll travel in a convoy following an expert guide into the picture-perfect hills of Tuscany. After arriving at a 15th-century villa and wine estate, you’ll participate in a wine-tasting session and vineyard tour.from 125 US Dollar
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in Italy’s history on this 2-hour sightseeing tour. Explore Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town; discover Siena's central square, Piazza del Campo; and visit the stunning Siena Duomo (Siena Cathedral) with your fast-track, skip-the-line entrance ticket. As you walk through this incredibly beautiful Tuscan city with your expert guide, you'll feel as though you’ve journeyed back in time.from 34,26 US Dollar
Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit
Cooking enthusiasts and novices alike, learn to prepare a four-course Tuscan banquet during this half day cooking workshop in the heart of Florence. Source produce from a local market and feast on your creations afterwards. Best of all, you get to keep all the recipes so you can wow friends and family with your Tuscan talents even after you've left Italy. Please note that the class will be divided into two groups, with a maximum of 12 people per chef for a more personal experience.from 83,36 US Dollar
Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena
Brunello di Montalcino, a collector’s favorite, is internationally recognized as one of the best Italian red wines. On this full-day guided tour from Siena, discover the cellars where these incredible wines age, meet the local producers, and learn about the passion that goes into making this wine. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch at a winery and spend time relaxing at your leisure in the village of Montalcino before exploring the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo. Visit a total of three wineries in the region, tasting unique creations at each one.
Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.