How much time do you need in Tuscany?

Tuscany is the place to be for lovers of all things good and delicious in life. From fine wine to sumptuous cuisine, ornate architecture and famous artwork, Tuscany is the place for even the most dejected wet socks to embrace their inner bon vivant!

Given that Tuscany is a rather large and diverse region, you could easily spend a few weeks there, traversing its charming towns and wineries whilst eating and drinking your way into an Italian gastronomical coma.

We recommend spending around three or four days there, just so you can take in Florence, the countryside and the very best this famous region has to offer, including:

The galleries

Florence is affectionately known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, so you can be sure that the city is home to some of this important historical period’s finest moments, some of which can be found at its two famous galleries: the Accademia and the Uffizi.

Take your time to meander around both galleries, as eventually you will come across some truly unmistakable masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s sensuous David at the Accademia and Botticelli’s sublime The Birth of Venus at the Uffizi.

Better yet, the galleries are just a short stroll from one another, so you can easily do them in one afternoon!

The views

Florence is a gorgeous, hillbound city that presents some remarkably gorgeous views, the best of which can be taken in from the renowned Piazzale Michelangelo.

Grab yourself some fine local produce and a good bottle of Chianti before enjoying a picnic at this most invigorating vista…


Because, of course, you have to go to Pisa. It might be one of the world’s cliche tourist destinations – but come on – who doesn’t want to see a tower miraculously leaning at a 3.99 degree angle and counting?

Even if you are there just to grab a daggy Gram photo, the tower is sure to impress you just as the surrounding Square of Miracles will, too!

The foooood

Because it’s Tuscany, and Tuscans are world famous for fine regional delights and some of the best wine in viticulture. Find yourself a trattoria – any one, really – and order yourself a plate of bistecca alla fiorentina (Florencian rare steak) with a glass or four of some local Chianti – it’s the ultimate nourishment after a big day’s Tuscan exploring…


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