Marie MonnierOne of the most amazing Cathedral I had the chance to visit. There is so much details and attention put in the place you'll never be disappointed. The ceiling is breathtaking and the size of the monument is huge. If you are in Florence you HAVE to walk inside and enjoy this historical place.
ChinaMexGirlBuy your tickets in advance! I heard someone saying they had waited 2 hours before going in! Go early to enjoy viewing everything you can. Definietly worth visiting, and don't forget to take picures of the river while your upstairs, and the dome.
LC大人麻麻The Florence Academy of Fine Arts has become a holy place in the hearts of artists, scholars, tourists, and students all over the world because of its collection of the David statue of Michelangelo, the great Renaissance master. The visitor flow around the statue of David will not be less for a moment, but it is still much better than the visit to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. After watching David up close, there are other sculptures by Michelangelo in the Academy Art Museum, some of which are like unfinished works, but actually present a scene of a desire to break through.
sculptorPiazza del Campo, the main public space in the historic center of Siena, Italy, is considered one of the most famous medieval squares in Europe, and is known worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. It was paved with red bricks of fishbone in 1349, with eight travertine lines that split the square into nine sections, radiating from the central drain to the entire square.
Along the via Francigena Route is located the beautiful medieval town of San Quirico, in the heart of the unique landscape of Val D’Orcia Natural Park. Beside walking around the historic center, l would recommend you two stops not to be missed:
📍📷 the Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giuditta, example of the Romanesque architecture
📍📷 Horti Leonini, which is another highlight of San Quirico, it’s a beautiful example of Italian renaissance style garden, you’ll find the entrance of the Horti Leonini proceeding to the main square. (Free entrance)
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It's a gem in a breathtaking landscape, in the heart or Val d'Orcia natural park.
The main road will lead you towards the center where instead of an usual main square, you'll have a large pool, the iconic rectangular tub source of natural thermal water, called Piazza delle Sorgenti (Springs' Square).
And just below the tiny center you'll be able to reach Parco dei Mulini, built in the 12th century, still actively feeding the numerous spa facilities surrounding the town and where you can freely treat yourself in the bath dug.
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Getting There - If you’re already in Italy, the best ways is to take a high speed train. From abroad, you can take a flight, if not directly to Florence, Bologna is the best option (only 30min away by train)
Attractions - There’s lots to visit, not only the Uffizi. Reserve your tickets online and check if they are open ahead.
Hotels - I would advise to stay in an apartment. It’s cheaper to eat out and you can choose between lots of options. the food is great in the city
Food & Restaurants - Check the reviews online, they will tell you if you need to reserve a table or you can just walk in.
Shopping - Lots of shops. Don’t fall for the tourists traps and avoid big brands.
HIDDEN GEM ALERT! Italy-Tuscany Roadtrip 🚗
After visiting the medieval old town of Colle Val D'Elsa (Colle Alta) 25 km from Siena, it's time to submerge yourself and your thoughts in nature, following the path of Elsa river, Sentierelsa, an easy trekking route of about 4 km.
📍Getting there: If you arrive by car the best location to park is in the location of Gracciano, near the San Marziale's Church and bridge, where the the route starts, equipped with explanatory signs.
📷 What to expect It's a perfect place to swim, relax, admire the unreal blue of the water, flowers and the Diborrato waterfall!
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Spent the past two days exploring the region of Tuscany and literally felt in love with it ! From its incredible landscapes made of wide hills and cypress trees to its historical cities with beautiful architecture, this is definitely a place to visit when in Italy ! Thanks to @airbnb, I was lucky enough to stay in a farmhouse (shot n°3) close to the main photography spots, nice accommodations and very helpful owners ! BTW, do you prefer landscapes or cityscapes ?
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Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.
Few cities are so compact in size or so packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticcelli, Michelangelo et al. Unsurprisingly, the entire city centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Italy's fashion industry was born and bred here. Homegrown designers Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo opened haute-couture boutiques in Florence in the 1920s and shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since. A-lister fashion houses lace Via de' Tornabuoni and a Pandora's box of specialist boutiques selling all manner of beautiful objects parade alongside family-run botteghe (workshops) in a glorious tangle of medieval backstreets. Watch fourth-generation Florentine goldsmiths and shoemakers at work, buy artisan scents evocative of the Florentine countryside and Tuscan sea breeze, and know the tag 'Fiorentina' is one of the finest international labels going.
Quality produce sourced locally, seasonally and sustainably is the holy trinity and Florentines share an enormous pride in their culinary tradition. Their city, surrounded by wine-rich hills, is a gourmet paradise where eating and drinking exceedingly well is mandatory. Be it a traditional bowl of earthy ribollita (bean, bread and veg soup), a tripe panino at a family-run food truck or a blue T-bone steak served in a market trattoria unchanged since 1915, dining in Florence is timeless and memorable. Raw cuisine, fish bistros, craft cocktails and the dazzling creativity of modern young Tuscan chefs add contemporary edge.
Siena is one of the most famous Italian cities and a place every tourist aims to visit during a trip to Tuscany. It is famous for its Palio that takes place twice a year, and for its characteristic narrow streets flanked by brick buildings.
The historic city is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is filled with beautiful and interesting places to visit. But what are the things you shouldn't miss, on any account? This post will help you by highlighting a selection of monuments, churches and buildings, and providing useful tips.
Siena is my favorite place to revel in medieval Italy. The town is an architectural time warp, where pedestrians rule and the present feels like the past.
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The construction of this famous medieval structure began in 1173 and took more than 200 years. It's one of four buildings in the ceremonial complex of Piazza dei Miracoli or Square of Miracles. You can climb to the top of the bell tower, then visit historic Pisa Cathedral and the Baptistery. Afterward, join hundreds of tourists posing at all angles to capture a photo holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Tuscany is famous for its sumptuous landscapes, classified among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe but also for the beautiful city of Florence and Siena. You will also find picturesque and preserved cities in Tuscany.
Protected by its imposing wall and its high towers, the city of San Gimignano has hardly changed since the thirteenth century. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B in San Gimignano at the best price or enjoy a stay in Florence or Siena and offer you the best activities and tours in Tuscany.