20 Stunning Photos to Inspire Your Tuscany Bucket List

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Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

Cute shop in Siena, Northern Italy, Tuscany

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Hiking at Montestigliano luxury villa estate in Tuscany  Annette White at Montestigliano luxury villa estate in Tuscany

Olive Tress at the Montestigliano luxury villa estate in Northern Italy's Tuscany

The view at Montestigliano Luxury Farmhouse Holidays in Northern Italy, Tuscany

A door in the small town of Sansepolcro, Italy

Traditional Bruschetta at Montestigliano Estate in Northern Italy's Tuscany

Scooters on the Streets of Florence

Scooters on the Streets of Florence

Scooters on the Streets of Florence

Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

The duomo in Florence, Italy

The arno in florence, Italy

The arno in florence, Italy

The arno in florence, Italy

The arno in florence, Italy

Travelers around the world (including myself) dream of visiting Tuscany’s rolling hills, Renaissance cities, and quiet villages—and for good reason.

Tuscany is a dream.

In Florence, three hours north of Rome, an impressive Duomo stands high among Renaissance-era towers, overlooking the sprawling city between the hills. White buildings with their red tile roofs squeeze themselves between restaurants, shops, and the galleries that house some of Italy’s finest art.

The renowned Uffizi Gallery, itself a 16th century palace, displays works by just about every Renaissance master you can think of, including Botticelli’s painting, The Birth of Venus. Art buffs will also want to visit the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze to see Michelangelo’s famous statue of David, among other classics.

While Florence might be Tuscany’s most famous city, it’s far from being the region’s only attraction. The city of Siena, in the center of Tuscany, retains its medieval roots and gives a gothic alternative to the soaring Renaissance architecture of Florence; the nearby Chianti wine region offers the world-class wines and postcard-worthy views that Tuscany is known for.

It’s best to rent a car to make the drive along Tuscany’s winding country roads — from the streets of Florence down through the hills of Siena, and past quiet parishes on your way to the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti.

To the west, you’ll find the city of Pisa and its famous tower. It is fun to make a pitstop here to take a cheesy travel picture posing with this famous structure.

Although not as popular as the Amalfi Coast or Capri, Tuscany’s southern coast offers its own serene beaches along the calm waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Visit Monte Argentario, a small promontory in the southernmost corner of Tuscany, for secluded beaches, or turn to the island of Elba—home to Napoleon during his exile—for white sand beaches and a rugged, cliff-lined coast

There are so many other narrowed cobbled street towns in Tuscany worth visiting: Volterra, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Montepulciano.

Tuscany enjoys gorgeous weather from April-June and September-October, but if you visit in the spring or fall you can also expect larger crowds and higher prices. August and July are the hottest times of year to visit for travelers, but also the quietest—in August, most residents drive to the coast to escape the city heat.

With charming villages, rolling mountains and blue sea in each direction, it is exactly as beautiful as the postcards depict. If you need more reason to inspire you to visit Tuscany, then these photos should do the trick.

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8 Comments

  1. Golden Triangle tour with Khajuraho August 21, 2017 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Tuscany is my dream place, i want to explore its every nook and corner. I am eagerly waiting for the circumstances so that i can go there but now thanks for the post it is really awesome glad to read it.

  2. shankar banjara August 22, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Wow the collection of these impressive pictures inspire any one to discover Tuscany once in a lifetime. i tag it in my bucket list too thanks for sharing and inspiring too visit.

  3. Erik Smith August 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Traveling is always a good thing in life, it fill your souls.

  4. Vida Equilibrada August 23, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

    A região da toscana é linda, assim como toda Itália!

  5. Izy Berry August 24, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    To walk those trails and see those sights myself!

  6. Shared Shuttle Civitavecchia port October 19, 2017 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Tuscany in the autumn is really beautiful. In the Chianti area you can see beautiful colors in the fantastic vineyards

  7. Julian Bayldon May 26, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Very Beautiful Pictures. I certainly love this website. Thanks!

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