Italy is one of my most favorite countries in Europe. I’ve been there several times and I’m always looking for excuses to go back. It has so much to offer. Speaking of Italy, have you been to Tuscany? In case you haven’t been, you should book your ticket right away.
I love a good road trip and one of my friends had never been there before. It was simple: we were going on a trip together – but where to start?
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about Pisa. I mean, who hasn’t?! I think I’ve been there about six times now. Sounds crazy, I know.
When visiting Pisa, you should climb the Tower. Really, you should. I did it once and it was such a weird experience. I thought I was about to lose my balance but it was just my inner ear playing tricks on me. It feels a bit strange, that’s all.
By the way, don’t forget to take that one iconic picture. You know, the “leaning against the Tower” or “trying to prevent the Tower from falling” kind of picture.
My most favorite place in Tuscany? Florence, of course. There’s one building you really shouldn’t miss: Duomo di Firenze. This building is truly magnificent. The architecture is just breathtaking and just look at those details… Stunning!
Also, if you’re into museums and art, this will be the right place for you. Florence is home to many museums. We’ve been to one of them, the Galleria dell’Accademia. This is probably the most famous one as well.
Anything else to see/do? Absolutely…
Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, is one of the other main attractions. This bridge is filled with jewelry shops.
If you’re looking for great views, you should head to Piazzale Michelangelo. This square is located on top of a hill. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset.
You can’t visit Florence without having some wine. The Chianti region is known for its many wineries. The area is filled with vineyards and beautiful villages. We decided to take a wine tour with lots of wine tasting included. I might’ve been just a little bit tipsy…
Another beautiful place! This city is most famous for its shell-shaped square, the Piazza del Campo. There’s also a beautiful fountain, the Fonte Gaia, which might remind you a bit of the Trevi fountain in Rome. This fountain is just as beautiful but definitely a lot smaller.
During summer, you might be able to see the Palio di Siena, a horse race held at the piazza. You should check the specific date in advance.
Pienza might be the best hidden gem. It’s such a romantic place. I mean, there’s a street called via dell’ amore. Pretty romantic, no? The town is located on top of a hill and the views are pretty amazing.
If you’re thinking about planning a trip to Italy, you should definitely consider visiting this area. Amazing landscapes, picturesque villages, traditional wines and the best food in the world. Long story short: you won’t regret it.