Guide to Tuscany
Tuscany’s a household name amongst wine connoisseurs for its finest wines and gorgeous vineyard-patched hills.
Although a great synonym to classic wine, Tuscany is also a cultural destination, a paradise for adrenaline junkies and heaven for foodies. It is the place to be even if you’re not a big fan of wine.
We’ve master-crafted a list of amazing things to do in Tuscany if you don’t drink wine.
What to do in Tuscany if you don’t drink wine
Explore the everlasting artistic treasures
With seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an archive dating back to the Bronze Age, Tuscany is packed with fascinating history. From magnificent monuments to cobbled streets and aesthetic bridges, Tuscany reverberates with centennial history even when you are leisurely exploring the area. Visit the famous museums Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia that is brimming with priceless Renaissance masterpieces by unparalleled artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Da Vinci.
Drill down into regional Tuscan cuisine
Indulge in a culinary adventure that perfectly harmonizes simplicity and quality. The inherently unpretentious Tuscan dishes are made up of fresh seasonal ingredients mixed with grandmothers’ magical skills. In fact, the simplicity of the dishes come from the region’s history of misery and poverty, but it’s what makes Tuscan cuisine so great and unique! Relish the typical dishes like Bistecca Fiorentina, cacciucco, ribollita while connecting with the locals in an organic way.
Get your adrenaline pumping
Tuscany offers a variety of invigorating adventure sports to get your physical fix with its rugged Apennine Mountains, raging rivers and sandy beaches. Feel the cool air rush past you and your heartbeat in your ears as you zoom through the unspoiled countryside of Tuscany in a fancy Quad-bike. Also, the exhilarating feeling of hurtling over the surface of the sea as you try high-speed sailing, jet skiing and hydro-speed is truly enlivening.
Join the hunt for the sheer shopping pleasure
Tuscany is an ideal shopping destination with multi-generational family-run workshops, flea markets and chic boutiques. While lavish arcades like The Florence Mall is a great match for luxury brands, astounding flea markets are perfect for reasonably priced artisanal silk clothing and flattering accessories.
From the leather goods of Florence and the alabaster of Volterra to the crystal of Colle di Val d’Elsa and the high-end knives of Scarperia, Tuscany is the place to buy unique, handcrafter ‘Made in Italy’ goods.