That is not surprising, because a tour of Tuscany, has so many assets that you can easily travel for weeks without getting bored. Picturesque villages are hidden between the rolling hills where delicious wine is produced and you can also stroll around in some impressive historic cities.
To help you with your tour through Tuscany, we have listed the most beautiful towns in Tuscany below.
Start your driving holiday through Tuscany in Florence, or Firenze, is the largest city in Tuscany, the city attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is the birthplace of the Renaissance and to this day you can admire some of the world’s most famous works of art.
The town of Vinci, 40 kilometers from Florence, is best known as the town where the homo universalis Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452. Be sure to make a stop in Vinci during your car tour of Tuscany, where you can visit 2 museums dedicated to the artist and scientist.
Another nice stop during your car holiday is Lucca, a small and quiet village with a pleasant, car-free center. A visit to Lucca is a relief, because there are fewer tourists around than in the neighboring cities of Firenze and Pisa. The city is surrounded by an old city wall with six entrance gates that you can walk or cycle over. From the city wall you have a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area.
Of course you should not miss the famous Pisa during a car tour through Tuscany. The town is best known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the posing tourists, but Pisa has much more to offer.
Volterra is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The village is completely walled and has a picturesque historic center. The main attractions are the cathedral, the palace, the Etruscan Acropolis, a Roman amphitheater and the Roman baths. You can also visit the Guarnacci Etrurian Museum where you can view a large collection of archaeological artifacts excavated nearby. You already read it, a must-see during your car holiday.San Gimignano is a village that you should not miss when you are traveling through Tuscany. It is sometimes referred to as Medieval Manhattan because fourteen centuries-old towers are still standing. The skyline of San Gimignano once even had more than 70 towers. The higher the tower, the more prosperous the family that had the tower built.
Monteriggioni is a small walled village built on a high hill. You can therefore see the village from far away. Monteriggioni is without doubt one of the most idyllic and romantic villages in the region. ,
Siena is one of the biggest cities you will visit during your road trip through Tuscany. The main attraction here is Piazza del Cambo, the main square of Siena. It is one of the most unique squares in Europe thanks to the square’s special shell shape.
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