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Holidays in Italy-Ten things to do in Tuscany

Updated on January 25, 2011

Brunelleschi's Dome

Holidays in Italy

If you are planning a holiday to Italy.A visit to Tuscany is a must for your holiday planner. The food and stunning landscapes alone would make this a holiday in paradise.When you think of Tuscany, Florence and Pisa immediately come to mind. But there are many attractions in Tuscany to make your holiday enthralling and memorable.


San Gimignano

Ten Things to do in Tuscany

1.For a truly spectacular view of the magnificent city of Florence, take a climb up the 463 steps of Brunelleschi's Dome.

2. Take time out for a trip to San Gimignano, known as the Medieval Manhattan with its all conquering skyline of tall towers.

3.The Pienza region is famous for it's outstanding goats cheese.Recommended is the pecorino di Pienza

4. Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's leading art museums. It displays some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo.

The Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery

5. For those who love shopping,enjoy the many jewellers shops at Ponte Vecchio, also try to grab some Tuscan hand made leather products.

6.If you are visiting in summer, the Florence Dance Festival takes place at the beginning June through to the end of July at the Teatro Romano in Fiesole.

7.Take a trip to the leaning Tower of Pisa and climb the unique spiral stairway.

Pisa Tower

8.Go to the Chianti wine region and visit one of the many vineyards that will offer you wine tasting.

9.Want a day off from culture, then visit theForeste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna, one of Tuuscany's national parks.

10.Have a great day out at the beautiful and mammoth Piazza del Campo in Sienna. This is perhaps the finest Piazza in Italy and the hugely popular horse race, Il Palio,is ran here twice every summer.



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