Tuscany is full of captivating beauty – everything from architecture to landscape is equally captivating and inviting. Choosing which typical Tuscan town and village to visit on your vacation can be challenging, especially if you want to stay away from the beaten track. The best way to explore is by car. Driving around this fantastic area is a revelation, and a great way to see as much as possible from your villa Tours in Tuscany. To give you a taste of Vita Italiana, we’ve researched some of the most authentic and beautiful towns and villages Tours in Tuscany. Medieval history, walled city, and Renaissance styling await.
In the southern Tuscan province of Arezzo, Cortona is a traditional walled Etruscan town. Sitting about 600 meters above sea level, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and Lake Trasimeno. Although the town is small, it is full of interesting sites to visit – such as the Diocesan Museum, where you will find a beautiful panel painting of Beto Angelico; And MAEC, which contains interesting specimens found at nearby archeological sites. Beautiful churches like the Santa Margarita Sanctuary are scattered around the city and it is worth a visit. You can recognize it from books and films, under the Tuscan sun. In this region, it is famous for its red wine – there will be no shortage of places to relax and enjoy a drink after a day of sightseeing. Find your way around Cortona!
Where to stay: Villa Montanare
Located on the stone throw from Siena, Montepulciano is a feast for the senses. Renaissance architecture completes this medieval city, brought in by the wealthy Medici family in the 16th century. Its architecture is so original that no major building work has been done here since 1580. Located in the city center, Piazza Grande, where you can enjoy a glass of local Noble wine and admire Duomor’s rough brick exterior. If that first glass is to play your flute, there are countless cellars and flavors to experience around the square.
Be sure to bring with you this useful map of the top ten Tuscan wineries and start closing them!
Where to stay: Casale Cocca
Luka Sarchio sits on the banks of the river, making it one of the few Tuscan towns and villages not located on the top of the hill. It has the walls of the traditional Renaissance city, but it takes them to the next level. They are lined with trees and popular for walking and cycling, providing a great place to admire the city’s paved roads and beautiful buildings. All the streets merge in the middle to create a perfectly rounded Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, lined with beautiful shops, bars, and restaurants. Famous for being the birthplace of Luka Puccini, and during their villa holiday Tours in Tuscany, visitors can enjoy the recitation of the concert at the San Giovanni Atmospheric Church most evenings. Plan your trip!
Where to stay: Villa Livia
Known as “Little Jerusalem”, this small Tuscan town is located in the beautiful region of Maremma off the coast. Tiered, tiled-roofed buildings perched on layers of red volcanic “tufa” rock, giving this beautiful hilltop town a distinct look. Unusually, historically for Christian Italy, the Jews were able to live peacefully in Pitigliano until 1622. You can learn more about the city’s Jewish history at the Museum of Jewish Culture and get some local Jewish food samples at “Efrati”. These are walnut, honey, nutmeg, orange peel and stick-shaped biscuits wrapped in flour. And was apparently invented by the Jewish community as a result of the police forcibly hitting their ghetto with sticks.
During your villa vacation Tours in Tuscany, you should also make sure to see the underground tunnels and caves dug in Tufa below the city. This maze of passages and rooms has been used since Etruscan times. Ask the tourism office for details on when they are open to the public.
Where to stay: Villa Volsini
In the Slipper Barga Garfagnana region, close to the more well-known town of Lukka. This hidden ancient village of Tuscany is a rabbit-warren with very narrow cobbled streets, small squares and steep stairs. The Duomo in the center offers antique and beautiful and panoramic views.Virtually untouched by tourism, uninterrupted by Barga tourists, your villa Tours in Tuscany is perfect for soaking the real area during the holidays. That would mean brushing up on your Italian before you go though! Plan your trip ahead!
Fosdinovo’s mysterious commune is located in the highlands of northern Tuscany. It is influenced by Brooding Castello, dating back to the 12th century, and now has a museum and cultural center that you can visit. As well as walking around extraordinarily well-preserved structures.
The view of the full circle from the top of Mount Fosdinovo is remarkable. On a clear day you will see all the way to the outer coast of the island, and the spectacular views of the mountains that are in the legend, have inspired Dante’s Inferno. The breathtaking narrow streets snake through the village, taking you to Piazza Garibaldi – an ideal square that can see the world and admire the environment.