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5 places you must visit while in Tuscany

July 21, 2016

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1. Florence
This one was quite obvious, right? One of the most charming cities i’ve ever been to has a lot to offer since it was the cradle of art and culture since Middle Ages. Enjoy looking at masterpieces shown in Uffizi Gallery (tip: book tickets online unless you enjoy waiting in insanely long queue) and Galleria dell’Accademia, visit Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, relax in Boboli gardens, climb on Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (or simply Il Duomo di Firenze), try typical Italian cuisine and wander around lovely, narrow streets in the center for full Florence experience.

 

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2. Siena
This lovely Medieval city is famous for its shell-shaped center (Piazza del Campo) where equally known Il Palio (horse run) is happening. My favorite memory from Siena is sitting on the warm pavement of Piazza Del Campo, watching a gorgeous sunset while listening to Italian music played in a caffe behind me and eating the best pizza in my life.

 

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3. San Gimignano
Small and cozy but yet stunning – stroll around the city and look at its architecture (don’t miss Duomo di San Gimignano), and then take a break with a glass of their famous white wine in your hand. Also, make sure to try its characteristic spice called saffron.

 

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4. Chianti region
Unavoidable Chianti region will take your breath away with its picturesque landscapes. Old, charming and beautiful, it’s a perfect romantic spot. And of course wine, we can’t forget wine. If you visit this region, wine tasting is a must.

 

5. Elba
It’s a hour away from Piombino and you’ll get there by ferry. It’s the biggest island in Tuscan archipelago and it’s absolutely breathtaking. This unique destination has a lot to offer whether you’re interested in history (Napoleon’s residence is situated here), beautiful nature or wonderful beaches and activities like diving and snorkeling. Heaven, basically.

 

by dunja

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1 Comment

  • Reply Samm July 21, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Inspirational. I hope to visit Tuscany.

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