Home to sprawling urban centres and tranquil pastoral hills, Tuscany is a region full of Italian culture, history and flavours. From the impressive cavalcade of palazzos, stunning domes and romantic cobbled streets in Florence, to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the rural landscape of olive groves, fertile fields and vineyards in the southern parts, amazing adventures are guaranteed.
The cultural heart of Tuscany is undoubtedly Florence, which is said to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here, visitors can marvel at invaluable pieces of art produced by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelango, while being surrounded by the beautifully preserved medieval buildings that abound in the UNESCO Heritage Site-listed centre of the city. Take a couple of hours out of your itinerary to wander through the vast collection of Renaissance masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery, or head to the Galleria dell’Accademia where you can see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. After this, walk along the Arno River until you come to the Ponte Vecchio. Strolling across this bridge, with the old shops and buildings aligning it, will give you the impression that you’ve travelled back in time. Further afield you’ll find the charming towns of Pisa and Livorno, where you can explore the medieval legacy of the notorious Medicis further, as well as sample lots of great Tuscan food in one of the many restaurants that abound in this enchanting part of the world.
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