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Welcome to Tuscany

Home to architectural gems such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo’s “David,” and some of the world’s finest wine, Tuscany is one of the world’s most visited regions—for good reason. The capital of Florence, also known as the Cradle of the Renaissance, boasts two of the world’s most significant (and busiest) art museums: Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia). You can spend hours lining up outside, but in-the-know travelers get ahead of the crowd with skip-the-line tickets and early-access or after-hour tours. In Pisa, beat the timed-entry system for the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a tour, or see beyond the sights of Piazza dei Miracoli on a guided bike ride. Head to San Gimignano and Siena, both popular stops on day trips from Florence, and lose yourself in the charming historic centers for which they are famed. For a true taste of Tuscany, head for the region’s top gastronomic destinations and enjoy a cooking class in Lucca or Arezzo, paired with wine tasting in Chianti, Montepulciano, or Montalcino. Tuscany wine tours include samples of local vintages and allow you to hop from winery to winery without worrying about transportation or choosing where to go.

Top 10 attractions in Tuscany

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Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

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Home to the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria is the most important public square in Florence. The political heart of the city for centuries, today the square is also a vibrant social hub, where locals and tourists gather at the Loggia dei Lanzi and Neptune fountain to soak up the elegant atmosphere.More
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Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo

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Siena’s central Piazza del Campo is one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Tuscany. This sweeping, shell-shaped space is anchored by the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico (home to the Museo Civico) and soaring Torre del Mangia tower, and hosts the historic Palio di Siena festival each July and August.More
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Siena Cathedral (Duomo)

Siena Cathedral (Duomo)

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The Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena) is one Tuscany’s most beautiful churches, second perhaps only to Florence's Santa Maria del Fiore. The magnificent Gothic and Romanesque structure is hard to miss thanks to its tall spires, bold white-and-green stripes, and ornate facade. Inside, the cathedral is equally impressive with works of art by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo.More
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Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca)

Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca)

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The main church in Lucca is its cathedral, the Duomo di Lucca, built in the 11th century. The structure stands at one side of the Piazza San Martino, and inside, visitors will find the most revered relic in town: the Holy Face of Lucca (Volto Santo). This wooden cross is said to have been carved by Nicodemus, and although the one on display is a 13th-century copy, it's no less important to the church or town. There are two times each year when the Volto Santo is celebrated, dressed in special vestments in the cathedral. The church was rebuilt in the 14th century, although the campanile (bell tower) from the original structure remains, which is why one arch is quite a bit smaller than the other.Other points of interest inside the Duomo are paintings by Ghirlandaio and Tintoretto, as well as the 15th-century tomb of Ilaria del Carretto of the Guinigi family. There is a museum in the cathedral as well.More
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Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo di San Gimignano)

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo di San Gimignano)

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Taking prize place beside the Town Hall on Piazza Duomo, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo di San Gimignano) ranks among most impressive monuments of San Gimignano’s UNESCO-listed historic center.Behind its comparatively reserved façade, the church’s main claim to fame is its exquisite frescos, which date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, and remain remarkably unrestored. The bold colors and painstaking detail bring to life iconic biblical scenes including Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark, the Garden of Eden and dramatic depictions of Heaven and Hell, with highlights including works by Bartolo di Fredi, Lippo Memmi, Benozzo Gozzoli and Taddeo di Bartolo.Adjoining the church, the small Museum of Sacred Art includes more works taken from the Duomo and other San Gimignano churches, including a Crucifix by Benedetto di Maiano and the ‘Madonna of the Rose’ by Bartolo di Fredi.More
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Uffizi Galleries (Gallerie degli Uffizi)

Uffizi Galleries (Gallerie degli Uffizi)

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The Uffizi Galleries (Gallerie degli Uffizi) houses one of the world’s most significant collections of art, drawing in more than a million annual visitors who wish to cast eyes upon its many masterpieces. Set in the heart of Florence, the museum contains the works of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and Giotto, among others. It is the premier place to view Italian Renaissance art and is the most-visited museum in Italy.More
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Florence Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori)

Florence Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori)

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No matter where you walk in Florence, chances are you will spot its famous Duomo—a defining element of the city’s history, geography, and identity—towering above. Beneath its red-tiled dome lies Florence’s largest church, officially known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori. Together with the Museum of the Duomo, an opera museum, the baptistery of San Giovanni, and Giotto's Bell Tower, the Duomo complex has become the city’s most famous landmark.More
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Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

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Once one of Europe’s oldest drawing schools, Florence’s Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) is now one of the city’s most visited museums, home to one of the world’s most impressive works of Renaissance art—Michelangelo’s 17-foot-tall (5.2-meter-tall) David. Other works on display include 15th- and 16th-century paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Lippi, unfinished Michelangelo sculptures, and a museum of musical instruments.More
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Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

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The most famous scenic overlook in Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is beloved for its breathtaking views over the city’s rooftops. From this 19th-century square set on a hillside in the Oltrarno neighborhood, panoramic views stretch over the Rose Garden, Ponte Vecchio spanning the river Arno, the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's iconic Duomo and bell tower, and the Tuscan hills beyond.More
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Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

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The historic Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Florence after Brunelleschi’s soaring red dome topping the Duomo. The three lower arches of this 14th-century bridge span the Arno River at its narrowest point between the Palazzo Vecchio and the Pitti Palace, and a stretch of the famous Vasari Corridor runs along its top. Situated on street level, the Ponte Vecchio is lined with pocket-sized jewelry shops and packed with locals and tourists taking a stroll or snapping photos of the colorful palazzi lining the river bank.More

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Tuscany in a day!
owen_R, Jul 2021
Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
A great value to see so much of beautiful Tuscany in one day!
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Aideen_O, Jul 2021
Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
Got to see lots of Tuscany :)
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Kaia_O, Jul 2021
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Getting to see Tuscany from a bird’s eye view is something we will never forget!
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VK2, Jul 2021
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence
Would totally recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see Tuscany for the first time
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Excellent visit to the Tuscany hills
Hiwot_Z, Jul 2021
Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence
The only con, I was expecting to see a more posh vineyard as far as the property, but it was just okay.
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Susan_I, Jul 2021
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We loved touring on the Vespas up and down and around the roads to see the vineyards and olive trees.
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Becky_R, Jun 2021
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Super way to see Tuscany.
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Carissa, Apr 2020
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It was a long day, but we got to see a lot and all of our tour guides were great.
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RobChariV, Dec 2019
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Olesia and colleagues, were great guides the knowledge and English was very good.
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JulienneS60, Nov 2019
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ucanown2, Nov 2019
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Best way to see the highlites of the Tuscany region.
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rfmck1, Oct 2019
Siena and San Gimignano: Small-Group Tour with Lunch from Florence
of Siena and San Gimignano Highly recommend to anyone who wants to get away from the city tours and who want to see some of Tuscany countryside.
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Fabulous experience
Barbara_G, Oct 2020
Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
I was travelling alone and going on this trip helped me to see more of Tuscany.
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Jamerkins, Oct 2019
Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience
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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Siena: Tuscan Hills and Winery Lunch
Book this tour to see Tuscany as the locals experience it.
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A well spent long day!
Joseph I, Sep 2019
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The best way to see some of the most wonderful sights in Tuscany.
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Excellent day trip.
LIQUIDINK, Jan 2020
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence
Excellent day tour - great way to see Tuscany in one day!
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First vineryard visit for the family
kylesT6316DH, Jun 2019
Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside
This was absolutely fantastic to see what is "Tuscany" in my mind.
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You will get to see the beauty of Tuscany region.
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