We could spend hours giving good reasons to visit the Tuscany (the climate, the gastronomy, the history, the art ...), but today we are only going to give you one: the beautiful towns that can be found in this region of northeast central Italy.
World famous for its history, its art, its famous characters and, of course, its beautiful landscapes, Tuscany has a heritage that is difficult to match. The best thing is that the inhabitants of the area strive to preserve it. To convince you that it is one of the best destinations in the world, today we are going to show you some of its towns more beautiful. Do you want to join us?
The first town on our list is Montepulciano, a corner Renaissance which also preserves its medieval spirit. Located on a hill, it offers from narrow alleys, to defensive arches, passing through spectacular monuments, such as the town hall or the cathedral.
We continue our tour of the most beautiful villages of Tuscany in Pienza, which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. An example of the Renaissance, it is located in the Val d'Orcia, very close to Siena. The city was devised by the humanist Eneas Silvo Piccolomini, who was also Pope of the Catholic Church: Pius II. Among its most notable monuments is the town hall, the Palazzo Piccolomini or the Duomo.
Located in the province of Siena, San Gimignano is known worldwide for the 13 towers that emerge from the landscape. It was also declared a World Heritage Site, something that is not surprising considering its history and its unique architecture. In addition, it preserves intact the medieval aspect. Beyond the towers, the Duomo, the Communal Palace and the SanGimignano1300 Museum are worth visiting, among many other interesting points.
The next town on our list is Volterra, another gem of medieval architecture. Surrounded by walls, it surprises for its beautiful landscape of green hills and ravines and its castles. Among its main monuments are the ramparts Etruscans, the Roman theater, the Medici fortress, the Duomo and the medieval palace, which has an art gallery.
We continue our tour in Cortona, which served as inspiration for the famous film "Under the Tuscan Sun". Located on top of a hill, it offers spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana. Cortona belongs to the province of Arezzo and stands out, in addition to its beautiful landscapes, its small streets and medieval walls and its beautiful historic center. Also, keep in mind that it is a place full of young boys, since many university students study here.
Halfway between Siena and Florence, the town of Monteriggioni stands on a hill, preserving its medieval appearance. In fact, it still preserves the walls and its imposing towers. Scene of films like "Gladiator" or "Life is beautiful", it is also worth it for its squares and gardens.
In the Mugello region, just 8 kilometers from Florence, we find Fièsole, a town that preserves many remains archaeological of the Etruscans and the Romans. In addition, it must be taken into account that it offers a spectacular climate, which is why since the 15th century it has been considered a perfect summer refuge.
We will end by talking about Pitigliano, a town worth visiting, although it is not usually taken into account when planning routes through Tuscany, since it is very close to the coast. Built on tuff, a porous and light limestone, the town stands out for its spectacular natural landscape, as well as for hiding a small Jewish quarter inside and numerous Etruscan caves.
So that you can easily plan your trip through Tuscany, we help you find each of these towns through this map of Google Maps.
ITALY famous towns of Tuscany (hd-video) (August 2020)
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