Places to Visit in Tuscany

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This is an unusual building that has been restored many times and is basically a synagogue located along a street named after a Jewish poet Salomon Fiorentino who lived in Monte San Savino.

This is a famous historical monument located near the Uffizi Gallery and next to Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signora.

The meaning of this name is ‘Merchant’s Arcade’. It is the most elegant monument of Tuscany which was built at the time of Julius III pontificate.

There are many museums in Tuscany and some of the most noted amongst them are the Civic Museum in San Gimignano that has a very high tower that offers a 360 degree view of San Gimignano and is an archeological museum with an art gallery preserving the pictures of past and present both. The Uffizi Gallery with works of the Renaissance period, Accademia Gallery which houses the famous David by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Museum showing various design from Da Vinci’s notebooks, Bargello Museum and a few more.

The construction of this monument dates back to 1513 and is a must visit.

Located near the hill Pistoia, this private zoo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany. There are more than 400 animals of 100 different species and children would love being here.

If you have planned a long holiday in Tuscany, you would love to spend an entire day in this water park along the Tuscan coast. There are two such parks in Tuscany, one in Follonica and the other in Cecina and the children simply love being here. These remain open only during the summers.

This is the most famous amusement park in Tuscany with roller coasters, pirate ships, 4D movie shows and many more.

There is a big school of bottlenose dolphins living in the waters of Versilia and the kids would love spending their day with these cute dolphins as much as you will do.

There is a beautiful hill at its backdrop and this ancient abbey in Tuscany is a photographer’s paradise with olive trees and daises surrounding it. The inside is beautiful as well with candles, feeble lights and travertine capitals.

This is the burial ground for Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo and various other famous personalities and is a popular tourist destination in Florence.

The Chianti Region between Siena and Florence is Tuscany’s wine-making region and some of the best vineyards that featured in various travel books are Val delle Corti, Villa Pomona, Fontodi, Le Boncie to name a few. Do not forget to taste the wines that are made in these vineyards.

The Tuscan Archipelago National park is Europe’s largest marine park and comprises of 7 islands, The Casentino Forest, Mount Falterona and Campigna National Park happens to the best preserved forest and woods in Italy, The Tosco-Emilian Appenine National Park that offers the perfect mountain parks in this region and are a must visit.

While talking about landmarks, the most famous one of course, The Leaning Tower of Pisa which is a free standing bell tower and is well known for the fact that it is tilted to one side. There is a lot to explore and make sure that you do it all. Apart from this, there are few other landmarks in Tuscany like the Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano in the province of Lucca, Fontana del Nettuno in Florence, Pisa Cathedral to name a few that would surely attract tourists and leave them mesmerised with their beauties. The Duomo is Florence church is an egg-shaped one. You need to climb the 463 stairs inside to see the entire of Florence and by doing so; you will also be able to see the beautiful interior of the dome

Apart from exploring the monuments and museums, you can hire a bike and explore the countryside. Trekking and hiking in Garfagnana is also possible.

There are many spas in Tuscany where you can relax after a tiring day trip and there are thermal baths as well.

The national parks and beaches of Tuscany are worth a visit here.

There are cafes, bakeries and restaurants where you can eat in Tuscany. If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine, then Teatro del Sale, Ristorante da Ventura,  and Ristorante Giglio are there to name only a few. You will get all other types of cuisines as well.

Pappardelle, Bistecca all Fiorentina, wild boar meat preparations, Cantucci are the specialties of this region.

La Cite, Leningrad Café, Be Bop Music club are some of the venues of live music here.

Tuscany nightlife is happening owing to the discos and clubs here. These high-end clubs are best way to spend your nights here.

Wine is famous is Tuscany and so are the bars. There are many bars and pubs here and make sure of visiting at least a few of them and try out the wines.

Upim in Livorno, Kohl’s at Corona are some of the departmental sores in Tuscany, though there are many more.

There is a flea market that is held on the first weekend of the month at Arezzo and it is one of the best in Italy. Flea markets in Lucca, Firenze Fortezza, Siena, Greve in Chianti are also worth visit as you will come across various stores that sell antique products, pottery, glassworks, ironworks, artifacts etc.

The streets in Florence as you head towards Via Tornabuoni are full of designer boutiques and there are stores in different streets that sell antique items, shoes and other leather products. Mercatino di San Lorenzo and Mercato Centrale in Florence, Fiera dell'Antiquariato Modernariato e Artiginato in Pisa are some of the other street markets here.

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