Tuscany

Things to do in Tuscany

As a region, Tuscany has inspired thousands of years of artwork and innovation, and the landmarks that remain make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the World. No matter your interests, the possibilities for things to do in Tuscany are endless.

Credited as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany gets much of its color from the iconic masterpieces that call it home. A list of things to do in Tuscany wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Florence and its many galleries and museums, including the Uffizi, Pitti Palace and more. In the course of an afternoon, art lovers can take in works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci and more.

Much of Tuscany’s cultural identity is tied to Christianity, and its hillsides are dotted with quaint stone villages, each with their own cathedrals. Hike or bike between these hamlets to take in fresh air and rural landscapes, or take your outdoor adventuring to Tuscany’s picturesque coastline.

Picks for what to do in Tuscany also revolve around the area’s rich culinary tradition. Dig into hearty fare at one of its top-notch restaurants, or tour one of its many resident vineyards and sample its famous wines straight from the barrel.

If your list of what to do in Tuscany includes ample time for relaxation, make sure to book a day at one of the region’s full-service spas, or take a soak in an ancient Roman thermal bath.

Choose from over 450 wines and from a seemingly endless selection of whiskies to taste at the restored Renaissance building. The wine bar takes its name from an Etruscan column that was discovered during the 2000 renovation.

 

De Bondt concocts award-winning chocolates with everything from rose oil to fennel plus gives tasting tours.

The town’s mayor, Fabio Tinti, loves the area’s Casentino wool overcoats, sold here.

Tuscany Now has been offering Italian rentals to its clients worldwide. We have more than 200 exclusive Italian properties that vary from the small cottage accommodating two persons to an entire hamlet accommodating 40 persons.

Angiolini's three modernized palazzi carry the latest looks from Gucci, Prada, and Marni, along with niche labels, such as Dosa and Haute by Vincenzo De Cotiis.

This contemporary gallery showcases Tuscan artist Sandro Chia and avant-garde duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

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 Bordeaux.

Archaeology buffs should head to the site where the remains of several ancient Roman ships are being unearthed, proving that this inland city was once a major port. Closed Mondays. Reservations should be made at least five days in advance.

Best flavors: ginger, pumpkin, and saffron.

Carlo Fagiani's leather workshop, specialising in shoes, handbags, belts, wallets and jackets, is one of the best in Tuscany. He makes shoes to measure and if you don't have time to collect them he will send them to your home by courier.

This contemporary gallery showcases Tuscan artist Sandro Chia and avant-garde duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Everything about this Tuscan outlet is designed to obscure its true purpose as the best place in the world to find Miuccia Prada's gems off-price. There's the obscure name, plus the impossible-to-find location—Space sits in the middle of a gloomy, gray industrial park close to Florence.