Tuscany is a region of beautiful architecture, unforgettable landscapes and great wines. Join us a 7 days itinerary between art and fine wine.
Known in the world for its iconic hills and towns, Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy thanks to its great variety of architectures, landscapes and fine wines and with a 7 days itinerary it is possible to explore its most famous highlights.
7 days in Tuscany
What to see in 7 days in Tuscany? In this itinerary we will start from the most famous city, which is Florence, and then depart towards the other tourist hubs of this land, passing through vineyards and wonderful landscapes.
The itinerary we present will allow you to get to know the essence of this region, without missing the must-sees, but also going towards an authentic exploration.
We have selected 7 stops, figuring that you can explore one per day. Ready? Let's go!
1. 1st stop: Florence
Florence with its churches, squares and museums is the perfect place to start a 7 days itinerary thanks also to the main railstation and the airport which connect the biggest city of Tuscany with all the most important european and italian cities. It doesn't matter if it is the first time in Florence or not, the place where was born the italian Renaissance has so many attractions to visit: the Uffizi museum, Palazzo Vecchio or Palazzo Pitti, the Arno river with its typical bridges like Ponte Vecchio, the famous Signoria square and the Cathedral (Duomo) with the masterpieces made by Giotto and Brunelleschi.
2. 2nd stop: Chianti region
South of Florence, the region of Chianti wine is known abroad as Chiantishire, for its hills surrounded by vineyards and small medieval towns. With the typical Tuscany landscape, Chianti region offers many activities all connected with the famous fine wine Chianti. After a taste tour in one of the many cellars, or a visit at Museo del Vino (wine museum) the best way to value the Chianti wine made by red Sangiovese grapes is tasting it with a traditional Fiorentina steak.
A tour among the main towns of Chianti region, such as Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti with their churches and pieve gives the opportuny to discover the best medieval highlights of this region which in the past was called Lega del Chianti.
3. 3d stop: Pisa
Its leaning tower is famous everywhere in the world and taking a picture trying to hold up the tower is a must-to-do in Tuscany. Pisa and its Piazza dei Miracoli (square of Miracles) is an essential stop in a 7 days itinerary of Tuscany. Located along the Arno river, Pisa is a city where all the main attractions are located in the same place: the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the monumental cemetery, better known as Camposanto.
The medieval bell tower of Pisa Cathedral is four degree lean because of the unstable ground and it is tall 55.86 meters. During sunny days, from the tower it is possible to admire a great view of the city and the river.
4. 4th stop: San Gimignano
Known as the medieval Manhattan for its iconic towers, San Giminignano is one of the most beautiful villages of Tuscany thanks to the 14 medieval towers that are still up from the golden medieval age of San Gimignano (XII-XIII century) and which made an unmistakable skyline of the town.
In the main square it is possible to see all the most important buildings of San Gimignano, the romanic Collegiate church and municipalities mansions such as the Palazzo Podestà (the house of mayor) with a superbe gallery which hosts masterpieces made by Pinturicchio, Lippi and Fiorentino painters. San Gimignano is also famous for its wine, the Vernaccia of San Gimignano one of the few white tuscany wines.
5. 5th stop: Siena
Famous as the city of Palio (the medieval horse race that takes place twice a year), Siena is one of the most important european medieval cities, a prime stop in a 7 days itinerary in Tuscany. The iconic Piazza del Campo is a must to see with its shell-shaped planimetry overwhelmed by the Torre del Mangia a medieval tower built in the XIV century. With its 102m of height, Torre del Mangia is one of the tallest medieval towers in Italy and from to the tower it is possible to enjoy a superbe landscape of the city and the countryside up to Amiata mountain.The romanesque gothic Cathedral of Siena (Duomo) is a masterpiece with its black and white facade, the marble mosaic floor showed to the pubblic only few weeks a year and the well preserved Piccolomini library with paintings made by Pinturicchio and Ghirlandaio.
6. 6th stop: Val d'Orcia
With its hills and rows of cypresses, Val d'Orcia is a quintessence of Tuscany full of iconic corners famous all over the world: the ideal city of Pienza with its square which represents a masterpiece of reinanssance architecture, San Quirico d'Orcia and its Collegiata church on the Via (Road) Francigena, Bagno Vignoni and its thermal pool in the center of the main square, and Montalcino with Saint Antimo Abbey founded as the legend says by Charlemagne.
Val d'Orcia region is also the land of one of the most famous and expensive italian red wines, Brunello di Montalcino, a 100% Sangiovese vineyards which surrounds Montalcino town. A taste tour in one of many cellars or a visit at the Brunello museum (Museo del Brunello) is the best way to discover this wine, exellence of Val d'Orcia region.Find out more❯
7. 7th stop: Arezzo
It is known as the city of gold, thank to the goldsmith industries concentrated in this area which is considered the Italian gold district, but it is also the place of birth of many important italian artists and writers like Guido Vasari, Piero della Francesca and Francesco Petrarca: Arezzo with its city center represents one of the most beautiful medieval and reinanssance tuscan city. Piazza Grande (main square) hosts amazing buildings like Vasari Loggia and the Palace of the Lay Fraternity, the gothic Cathedral of Saint Donatus is embelisshed by a painting of Piero della Francesca while the Basilica of San Francesco hosts the History of True Cross cycle painted by Piero della Francesca. Arezzo city center is also known abroad for being the set of the Oscar prize winner movie Life is beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni, the perfect place to end a 7 days itinerary in Tuscany.
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