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Tuscany is such a favoured part of Italy and one of the best places for a relaxing and peaceful holiday amongst the finest of nature. While it may seem saturated with rolling hills and quiet vineyards, there is plenty to see and explore when it comes to taking a trip here.

Whether you are a newcomer to Tuscany or a devoted visitor, these are some of the top sights in Tuscany that you shouldn’t ever miss.

Siena

Siena is a gorgeous medieval city in central Italy, well known for its medieval architecture and stunning towering buildings. Siena is also home to a beautiful fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo. The Piazza del Campo holds various fascinating structures, such as the Palazzo Pubblico. It was previously constructed to serve as a seat of the Republic of Siena’s government, which consisted of the Council of nine. Another amazing building situated in the Piazza del Campo is the Torre del Mangia. Torre del Mangia is a magnificent tower that was built circa 1338 – 1348 and has the title of one of the tallest secular towers in Italy. And finally, the exquisite gothic town hall, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Val d’Orcia

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia is a region in Tuscany which extends from the hills of south Siena to Monte Amiata, the largest lava dome in the lava dome complex.

One of the most stunning scenes of rolling hills, the Val d’Orcia is stretched for miles across Tuscany providing the lushest landscape and utmost visual peace.  
Amongst the serene backdrop, you can find vineyards spotted and dotted around, where some of the best wine can be found; notably, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This variety of wine is made from around 60% Sangiovese grapes, which is the solitary grape grown in this region.

Val d' Orcia

Arezzo

Arezzo, a prominent hilltop city in eastern Tuscany, is a favourite of everyone’s to visit. Its lucky position leaves you able to view the Val Tiberina, Casentino, Valdarno, and Valdichiana right at the peak.

Arezzo is the home of antiques, gold, and is rich in museums. Notably, the hilltop Arezzo Cathedral is one of its distinguishing features. This Roman Catholic cathedral originally began construction in 1278. It went through several different stages before being finished in 1511. It’s definitely a place to see while in Tuscany.

Uffizi Gallery

If Italian culture and art is something that excites you, then on your trip to Tuscany the Uffizi gallery is an absolute must. This incredible gallery is ranked as the 25th on the most visited art museums in the world, sporting two large floors of iconic work. The gallery was built between 1560 and 1580 after being designed by Giorgio Vasari. It holds some of the most remarkable works from the renaissance period, including paintings and sculptures from the middle ages to the modern period. Michelangelo and Leonardo are amongst some of the most famous artists in history.

Pisa’s Leaning Tower

The leaning tower of Pisa is a notable landmark around the world, of course, for its iconic 4-degree lean! This tower entices travellers from all over the globe to come and marvel at its stance – not forgetting to take that classic picture of pretending to “hold the tower up” with your finger.

The leaning tower of Pisa was first constructed in 1173! Interestingly, its builder still remains a mystery. Several wars affected the construction and the soil beneath it. It was constantly under repair by engineers, who desperately worked to find solutions to correct the lean. Without their interventions on the structure, the tower would have almost certainly toppled over!

leaning tower of pisa

Here at Quality Villas, we have the perfect luxury villas in Tuscany to make your stay one of the most magical times yet! If you want to find out more about visiting Tuscany, then why not read our blog on 5 reasons we’ve fallen in love with Tuscany.  Contact us for more information about your amazing stay.

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