Walking with hands intertwined with a loved one in the hoary paved Florence makes for one of the most passionate things for couples to do in Italy. Tuscany is undoubtedly the most idyllic part of Italy.
The region that spans verdant green landscapes and bouts of sunflowers to compliment the beautiful weather is a top tourist spot for many looking for a getaway experience in Italy.
The region is the true epitome of Italy’s la dolce vita lifestyle with expansive fields of olive groves and vineyards, breath-taking attractions like the Tower of Pisa, not forgetting the magical island of Elba.
Experiences in Tuscany
Being one of Italy’s major history shelters, Tuscany presents an allure unimaginable to history lovers looking to glance at the regal architecture dating back centuries. These are the experiences that we believe you will enjoy while staying in Tuscany.
Tuscany is famed for truffle hunting; the region has many fungi and an excellent outdoor experience. The famed San Miniato is well placed on top three hills and looks over the Arno Valley, just between Pisa and Florence.
The impeccable views from Lago Trasimeno will be a highlight of your visit to the ancient town of Cortona. The picturesque hill town on the Valdichiana Plain has been a tourist hub since the shoot of “Under the Tuscan Sun” in this region.
A hike to the top of La Verna
The 13th Century mountain retreat of St. Francis of Assisi is an important pilgrimage site in this region. The town is a much less crowded site when compared to Assisi and is a good getaway for those looking for quality time in the outdoors.
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Considered one of the finest art centers in the whole of Italy, your visit to the Uffizi Art Gallery will be a memorable one. The gallery that holds the most fantastic collection of Italian Renaissance art is one of the most visited in Tuscany.
The botanical nirvana is one the best nature walks you will ever experience and offers romantics a wonderful outdoor retreat. The Alpi Apuane is a series of well-marked trails in the vast verdant forests of beech and chestnut with a vast bird species (up to 300 species) to enjoy. The best time to visit the trail is spring.
6. Visit the vineyards of Chianti
Vineyards between Siena and Florence will leave in euphoria at the beauty of the countryside. The region is known to produce Italy’s finest wine also presents the most amazing views of Tuscan landscapes. While here, you can go wine tasting on many estates to acquaint yourself with the art and skill behind making wine.
Best time to visit Tuscany
Any successful trip begins with excellent preparation, and how you pack is hugely determined by mainly two things, where you plan to go and secondly, the season of travel. The months between September and November with the sun up and temperatures ranging above 27 degrees Celsius make it the best time to visit the region.
Packing for a summer trip to Tuscany
The list isn’t long for you to have a memorable trip to this region of Italy. During the summer and late fall, the temperatures are just right for you to have a good stroll in the picturesque part of the country. The following are the things to consider for your trip;
- Sunny glasses
- Shorts and skinny jeans
- Sneakers (well broken-in)
- Light sweaters
- Tank tops and light blouses
- A denim jacket (if you plan to go to the medieval villages as it can get chilly)
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