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Things to do in Tuscany

When visiting Tuscany, you will not be able to escape the many cathedrals you will encounter on your journey. Each city has their own special church and each of these houses of worship are as unique and vibrant as the city that houses them. While you tour the province, you are sure to encounter countless museums and art galleries both on the main thoroughfares and off the beaten path. These sites will include artworks from local artists while others are solely dedicated to the renaissance masters that placed Tuscany on the map.

In the countryside, you will find yourself immersed in wine country. Enjoy a beautiful day at one of the wineries, touring the aromatic grape and olive orchards. The National Park system has various sites for you to explore, from the Tuscan Archipelago which was established in 1996 to the Parks of the Val di Cornia, which is comprised of three fantastic museums and two archeological sites.

Tuscany is steeped deep in Christian religion, evident from the many cathedrals. Their public holidays include all of the Christian special dates, such as Palm Sunday, Immaculate Conception, and All Saints Day. No matter where you might be on any of the special days, you are sure to encounter regional celebrations. There is a lot to do between eating authentic Tuscan food, imbibing in regional wines, and admiring art masterpieces.

  • Alab’Arte

    Carved horse heads and Roman gods crowd the studio’s shelves. But collector-worthy contemporary pieces, such as transparent spiral candleholders an... More
  • Antica Drogheria Manganelli

    Brother and sister Alessio and Cecilia Tessieri launched the chocolate company Amedei in La Rotta 18 years ago. Alessio sources the cocoa beans, wh... More
  • Arezzo Cathedral (the Duomo)

  • Arte e Moda

    The town’s mayor, Fabio Tinti, loves the area’s Casentino wool overcoats, sold here. More
  • Avignonesi's Fattoria Le Capezzine

    Sniff out a whole world—licorice, citrus, tobacco—in slow twirlings of fabled Avignonesi vin santo on the winery’s property overlooking the Sienese... More
  • Botanical Garden, Lucca

  • Busatti

    Beneath the vaulted showrooms of Busatti sit the original looms that the Busatti-Sassolinis have used to make linens since 1842. Traditional stripe... More
  • Caffé della Posta

    Stop in at Caffé della Posta, on the main square, to try one of Bolgheri’s reds: first produced in the 1980’s, these wines now rival French Bordeau... More
  • Carli

    The jewelry shop is divine with a 17th-century safe, bright frescoes, and its outstanding collection of silver, watches, and unusual objects such a... More
  • Carlo Fagiani

    Carlo Fagiani's leather workshop, specialising in shoes, handbags, belts, wallets and jackets, is one of the best in Tuscany. He makes shoes to m... More
  • Castello di Poppiano

  • Church of San Francesco

  • Clare Seyer

    Years as agent: 21. Other specialty: Italian countryside. Consulting fee: From $300. clareseyer@yahoo.com More
  • De Bondt Chocolate Workshop

    De Bondt concocts award-winning chocolates with everything from rose oil to fennel plus gives tasting tours. More
  • E Lucevan le Stelle

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