Tuscany is a small yet beautiful place in central Italy with 23000, square kilometers in area. Tuscany is popular around the world because of its landscapes, natural beauty, tradition, history, culture and monuments. It is regarded as the birthplace Regarded as the origin of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany and has been home to many prominent and well- known figures in the history of art and science, and consists of great structures and place like the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace.
Tuscany is sometimes considered “a nation within a nation” because of the integrity the residents of the city hold. Tuscany has an immense cultural and artistic heritage, expressed in the region’s churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages, and piazzas.
The historic centre of Florence (in the year 1982); The Cathedral square of Pisa (in the year 1987); The historical centre of San Gimignano (in the year 1990); The historical centre of Siena (in the year 1995); The historical centre of Pienza(in the year 1996); The Val d’Orcia (in the year 2004), and the Medici Villas and Gardens (in the year 2013) have been regarded as the World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
Here are tips on few places you should not skip to visit on your trip to Tuscany:
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and this is where the Italian renaissance is believed to have begun. The city of Florence is known for its architecture and the beauty of the city itself. One of the greatest structures of all times, ” The Gladiator Tours “, is located in the city of Florence.
The famous Uffizi Art Gallery is situated in this place. Uffizi Art Gallery is one of the largest and well- known structures around the world. Not just these, Florence has many beautiful places to visit and one should miss out on these.
The leaning Tower of Pisa, the bell tower of the city’s cathedral is known worldwide. The leaning Tower of Pisa got its name from the tilt towards one side due to improper foundations. The titling of the tower started during the construction itself because the foundation was too poor that it could not balance the weight of the tower equally.
Two decades later the tilt started to increase and then stabilized at one point. This is one visiting place you are supposed to go.
Siena is one of the most visited places in the world. The landscapes and rich heritage of the city make it one of the most popular places on earth.
The Palio di Siena is a traditional medieval horse race around the Piazza del Campo which is run once in two years. Large crowds to people pool in to watch the beauty. The Siena Cathedral, The Piazza del Campo should be the must-watch places on your list you are on a trip to Tuscany.