Places to Visit

Tuscany's beautiful landscapes and culture offers the ultimate travel experience. With so many things to see and do, we've narrowed down the list to 10 of our favored places to visit.


The jewel of Tuscan cities, Florence boasts the Uffizi gallery, which houses such classics as Michelangelos David and Botticellis Venus. Beautiful ancient bridges cross the Arno river, and magnificent sunsets drench them in rosy gold. The domitable Duomo is a red, green, and white marble masterpiece that dwarfs you in its awesome presence. Plan to spend several days here.


A beautiful medieval town, with its maze of hilly streets curving out from the Piazza del Campo. The stately city exudes aristocratic charm with medieval undertones and envelopes you in its dark red-orange hue. Making your way through the streets and sitting in the Piazza, you feel as though youve walked into a place forgotten by time.


Everyone knows the leaning tower of Pisa, but knowledge and pictures dont compare to seeing the leaning campanile for yourself. Due to its superior navy, Pisa dominated much of the Mediterranean during the middle ages, and the city still bustles with activity.


Situated on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Viareggio has all the flavor of a beach town with an Italian twist. Tuscans travel from all around by train to spend the day on sand and surf and in the designer shops that line the pier. Visit the historic fishing harbor, or investigate the luxury yachts the city is famous for producing.


Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and nestled at the foot of the Apuan Alps, this small medieval town became important when Michelangelo became the first sculptor to discover the beauty of its local marble. Pietrasanta still draws artists and sculptors from around the world.


Elegant and understated, Lucca is surrounded by wide walls that are still fully intact, a tangible remnant of the citys history as an independent city-state. Today the wall helps keep traffic out, and the citys streets still follow the original Roman pattern, both of which make Lucca a lovely city to explore on foot.

Montecatini Terme

A world-famous health resort town, Montecatini Terme offers spa facilities reminiscent of ancient Roman baths. Dip in mineral rich pools and sample the endless offerings of the ultimate in health and relaxation treatments.


One of Tuscanys highest hill towns. Climb its walls and fortifications to enjoy the breathtaking views of southern Tuscany. Sip the towns famous Vino Nobile wine as you drink in the towns serene beauty.

Massa Marittima

A lead, copper, and silver ore-mining town from as far back as Estruscan times, this little town still displays original Romanesque architecture. Among the towns attractions, you may wind through the mining museums tunnels, or explore the beautiful covered spring, the Fonte dell Abbondanza, where the waters reflections dance on ancient murals.


The founding city of the Communist Party of Italy, Livorno remains one of most left-leaning cities in Italy. In a departure from much of the rest of Tuscany, Livorno bears a modern appearance because of the heavy damage it incurred during WWII. However, the citys Venice district is still intact, and the still visible orthogonal street system attests to the original pentagonal design. An ancient melting pot of Jewish, Greek, Armenian, Dutch-Germanic, and English inhabitants, the city bears remnants of the many religions practiced there throughout the centuries.