The perfect itinerary to discover Tuscany

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 23:14

Tuscany is a region of Italy that is undoubtedly worthy of a tour. With an approximate area of 23,000 km², it is best explored by car in order to experience its most stunning and occasionally inaccessible locations on foot. So, today we'd like to reccomend to you an itinerary to discover the wonderful Toscana.


Let's begin our tour at one of the most well-known cities in the area due to its architectural legacy. The Leaning Tower in Pisa is unquestionably one of the most iconic images of Tuscany, and it is also one piece of the Square of Miracles' architectural complex. The complex has a bell tower, a cemetery, the Pisan Baptistery, and the Cathedral.

The Pisa Cathedral in the style of Romanesque architecture, will amaze with its grandeur. Not far from the cathedral is the Baptistery of Pisa, also known as the Baptistery of St. John, with its unique acoustic properties that make it one of the most visited landmarks. A must-visit is also the ancient cemetery Campo Santo, which can be translated as “holy field”. The cemetery grew on top of the ruins of the old baptistery of the Church of Santa Reparata, which formerly stood on the site of the current Duomo.


Little Volterra is completely different from Pisa: its medieval buildings are devoid of sophistication. One of the attractions is the Medici fortress with a working prison inside and several times a year it hosts open days with lunch prepared and served by prisoners.

Volterra is famous for its mastery of artistic crafts. Here you can find numerous workshops where unique products are created from ceramics, glass and metal. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the manufacturing process and to purchase unique gifts and souvenirs.


In the Val d'Orcia valley you will enjoy the same vistas that you have so often seen on Pinterest and on the Internet, live. Seeing for yourself the beauty of the Tuscan landscape with undulating hills, graceful cypress trees and golden fields of wheat, will be an unforgettable experience. Val d’Orcia is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The town of Pienza, well-known for its Renaissance architecture and pecorino, a classic Tuscan sheep’s milk cheese, is one of the most representative locations in the Val d'Orcia.

In addition to Pienza, see the town of Montalcino, which is also the location of Brunello di Montalcino, the priciest wine in Italy.


Florence is the capital of Tuscany and the Mother-city of the modern Italian language. Just one day in Florence won’t be enough to see its most remarkable landmarks, so we advise to book a stay in places like the luxury hotel Tornabuoni in Florence, leaving your at the parking lot and explore it by foot. 

One of the symbols of Florence is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a Gothic structure with Brunelleschi's famous dome. In the Uffizi - one of the most famous museums in the world - you can see the works of such geniuses as Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli. At the Palatine Gallery you can enjoy a collection of paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance, including works by Titian, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

There are a ton of things we could say about Florence and Toscana, of course, but nothing beats experiencing it firsthand, which is why we sincerely hope you get to visit it. Buon viaggio!

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