There are literally thousands of reasons to travel Tuscany, one of the most visited and most popular tourist destinations of Italy. However, in this post, we have dared to bring to the table the top 8 reasons that draw in the biggest herd of travelers to Tuscany every year.
Yeah, Tuscany has some of the world’s most mouth-watering local produces including Truffles, which are mainly found in autumn. Truffles are harvested from the lush green forests of the Tuscan region; they grow beneath the ground at the toe of the trees. You’ll find truffles in two different colors – black and white.
How can an Italian feast or dinner be finished without having a glass or wine? Chianti region is Tuscany is best known as a producer of some of the country’s top quality wines. Tuscany has ideal climate and soil to grow juicy grapes, which are later used in wine production. Don’t forget to take a stroll by the wineries and vineyards of the Tuscany, while in Italy.
Well, here I am pointing towards the historical villages, towns and cities dotted all across the Tuscan region. If you’re a history buff, you are guaranteed to get spoiled by countless choices available there. Some of the most popular historical sights are the town of San Gimignano – which is called the city of towers, Monte Alto, Sieena, Lucca – known as the city of hundred churches, Cortona – home to 3000 years old walls, and Montepulciano.
No matter if you are a foodie or not, you will definitely enjoy the local cuisines including Rocciarelli cookies in Siena, olive oil, Tuscan kale, Pecorino cheese from Pienza and ribolita an aboriginal peasant soup. All of the Tuscan culinary delights are made of the seasonal and locally produced items such as cheese, mushrooms, pastries and legumes. Don’t miss to taste the Tuscan pasta (known as Pici) and Florentine steak.
The city of Florence is known as the artistic home of Tuscany with the highest number of artifacts and architecture dating back to the renaissance age. The popular artists including Filippo Lippi, Pisano, Donatello, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo have stayed in Florence and blessed the city with their great masterpieces of the art. Visit the museums as well as the local churches in the capital city of Tuscany, Florence, to explore the great work of art done by many famous Italian artists.
Festivals and Events
In Tuscany, festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Most of the festivals are celebrated with parades, fireworks and delicious delicacies.
If you combine agriculture and tourism, it is called ‘Agriturismo’. Simply put, during your trip to Tuscany, you can stay in one of the farmhouses, mingle with the locals, and relish in fresh locally grown produces. If you are looking for a Tuscany holiday rental (affitto vacanze toscana) where you can explore the real Italy and live like a local, stay in one of the farmhouses while here on holidays.
Explore the green rolling hills, scenic farms and beautiful forests in the rural Tuscany. You may also stay in one of the countryside villas of Tuscany during your trip.
These are just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other reasons why Tuscany is worth visiting once and again and again. If you don’t want to live in Tuscan countryside but want to stay close to the magnificent nature’s beauty of the region, you may rent a sea apartment Italy, appartamenti mare italia, in one of the major cities of Tuscany.
Browse the internet and you’ll find numerous deals on Tuscany holiday rental, or as said in Italian – affitto vacanze toscana. Jennifer has been working as a professional travel writer since 2006.