Private Tour in Tuscany
Private tours in Tuscany are a great way to explore the region and get an authentic experience.
You can book a private tour with a local driver (and guide) thanks to “Private Tour in Italy“, who will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra and many more.
You’ll also get the opportunity to visit some of the best wineries in the area and try some local wines. During your tour you’ll have plenty of time for photos and sightseeing along the way. Your guide can also help arrange any meals or accommodations that you might need during your stay.
The countryside and the lasdscapes in Tuscany
Tuscany is also famous for its stunning countryside and landscapes.
From rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees, to charming villages and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, Tuscany is one of the most picturesque regions in Italy.
The region’s hill towns are a must-see for their breathtaking panoramas. The medieval villages of San Gimignano and Volterra offer visitors a glimpse into the past. In addition to its charming towns and countryside, Tuscany also boasts some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches.
Whether you’re looking to relax on a golden beach or explore hidden coves along the coast, there are plenty of options to choose from in this sunny region.
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The wine in Tuscany
Some of the best wineries in Tuscany are Castello di Volpaia, Castello del Terrico, Antinori, Tenuta San Guido (home of Sassicaia), Frescobaldi, Ruffino, Fattoria Le Fonti and Avignonesi. These wineries produce a variety of wines including Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
What to see in Florence
1. The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral)
2. Piazza della Signoria
3. Uffizi Gallery
4. Galleria dell’Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David
5. Palazzo Vecchio
6. Ponte Vecchio
7. Boboli Gardens
8. Santa Croce Basilica
9. San Miniato al Monte Church
10. Pitti Palace
What to see in Siena
1. Piazza del Campo – This 14th-century plaza is the main public space in Siena and one of the most famous squares in all of Italy. It is renowned for its unique shell shape and hosting the annual Palio horse race.
2. Torre del Mangia – This iconic bell tower stands 102 meters tall, making it one of the tallest towers in Italy. It was built in 1338 and offers stunning views across the city from its observation deck.
3. Duomo di Siena – The Gothic cathedral is one of the most important churches in Italy and a must-see when visiting Siena. Inside you will find a stunning array of frescoes, sculptures, and stained glass windows, along with a crypt containing relics belonging to St Catarina dei Ricci.
4. Museo Civico di Siena – Located inside Palazzo Pubblico, this museum showcases artwork from the Middle Ages through to modern times, including some highlights such as Simone Martini’s Maestà painting and Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government frescoes.
5. Santa Maria della Scala – This former hospital is now an impressive museum complex located near Piazza del Campo which retains parts of its original structure dating back to the 13th century, including an outdoor terrace offering beautiful views across Siena’s rooftops and beyond.
What to see in Pisa
Pisa is best known for its world-famous Leaning Tower, but the city has much more to offer than just its iconic symbol. Other highlights include the Piazza dei Miracoli, with its Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto Monumentale; the medieval Torre di San Nicola; the Fiesole archaeological area; and the historical streets of Via Santa Maria and Borgo Stretto. Additionally, Pisa is home to a number of museums, such as the National Museum of San Matteo, Palazzo Blu and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. For those looking for some green space, there are several parks in Pisa, including Villa di Corliano Park and Giardino Scotto.
What to see in Lucca
1. Piazza dell’Anfiteatro – This beautiful square was once the site of a Roman amphitheater, and is now one of the city’s most popular spots to relax and people-watch.
2. Torre Guinigi – Climb up this iconic tower for spectacular views over the tiled rooftops of Lucca.
3. Duomo di San Martino – Marvel at this stunning Romanesque cathedral with its magnificent façade and interior frescoes.
4. Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi – Explore this fascinating museum, which houses an impressive collection of artwork from the 14th to 18th centuries.
5. Walls of Lucca – Take a walk around the city’s impressive 16th-century fortifications, complete with eight bastions and four gates.
6. Palazzo Pfanner – Visit this Baroque palace, once the residence of an important noble family in Lucca, and admire its beautiful frescoed ceilings and painted walls.
7. Chiesa di San Michele in Foro – Admire the intricate stonework of this Romanesque church dedicated to Archangel Michael, built between 1063 and 1120 AD.
What to see in San Gimignano
1. Torre Grossa: This 14th-century tower is the highest tower in San Gimignano. Make sure to climb up to the top for breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside.
2. Piazza della Cisterna: This beautiful piazza is located at the heart of town and features a beautiful 16th-century well, which is surrounded by several restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy Italian cuisine.
3. Duomo di San Gimignano: Built in 1239, this 13th-century Roman Catholic cathedral features stunning works of art from some of Italy’s most renowned painters and sculptors, including Domenico Ghirlandaio and Jacopo della Quercia.
4. Palazzo Comunale: This palace was built in 1290 and is known for its Gothic architecture, as well as its frescoes depicting scenes from Dante’s Divine Comedy and other notable works.
5. Rocca di Montestaffoli: This fortress was built in the 10th century and provides beautiful views of San Gimignano’s skyline, including all its towers!
What to see in Volterra
1. Roman Theatre – The well-preserved remains of this first century BC theater are still visible today, with seating for up to 3,000 people.
2. Palazzo dei Priori – This beautiful Gothic building is the seat of the town’s government and houses a museum dedicated to local history.
3. Piazza dei Priori – Located in front of the Palazzo dei Priori, this square is considered one of the most beautiful in Tuscany and is surrounded by medieval buildings.
4. Etruscan Walls – Built in the fourth century BC, these walls measure over 4km long and offer stunning views over Volterra and its surrounding countryside.
5. Guarnacci Etruscan Museum – This museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts from Volterra’s Etruscan era, including urns and sculptures dating back 2,500 years.
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