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Top 10 Things To Do in Tuscany

Destination(s): Siena

You can not be in Tuscany and feel like there is nothing to do, because this area is filled with art and wine making tradition wherever you turn. It is said that Italy hosts an overwhelming part of all important art pieces on the planet, so just make a short test and see how many valuable items you can find in Tuscany.

Start with the world famous David by Michelangelo at the Galleria dell'Accademia and work your way through the area's impressive art filled architectural monuments like Il Duomo or Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico. A more unconventional but certainly not to be missed activity is attending Il Palio, a horse race that dates back in the 15th century and has seen several life claiming intrigues ever since. Nowadays it is followed by a celebration where the entire town's folk participates, involving lots of wine, food and music. read more about Top 10 Things To Do in Tuscany

Pinacoteca Nazionale

Pinacoteca Nazionale

  • Via di San Pietro 29
  • tel:+39 0577 3 2810
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  • Siena, 53100
Opera della Metropolitana

Opera della Metropolitana

  • Piazza del Duomo 8
  • tel:+39 0577 28 3048
  • Visit website
  • Siena, 53100
Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico

Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico

  • Piazza il Campo
  • tel:+39 0577 29 2614
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  • Siena, 53100
Il Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria)

Il Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria)

  • Piazza del Duomo
  • tel:+39 0577 28 3048
  • Siena, 53100
Il Palio

Il Palio

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Florence, 50125

You can't miss the most recognizable landmark of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio.  Constructed in 1345, the Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge still standing in Florence, hence the name.  The multicolored structure bridge was first home to butcher shops. As the noble bankers would cross the Arno river to their offices, there was a rancid smell of pigs blood and rotted meat which extremely offended them.  In an effort to improve the area, the Medici stepped in and ordered the lower class shopkeepers out and moved goldsmiths and diamond-cutters in. Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge that escaped the bombing by the Germans in WWII.  Today, now a pedestrian bridge, the shops shimmer and shine with necklaces, rings and charms of the most expensive kind.  Tourists can enjoy an early morning walk over the bridge before the shops open or at sunset where lovers stare at the horizon as musicians sing and be merry.
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Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)

Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Florence, 50125

The vista which one can see the whole valley of Florence and of the surrounding hills is a must see.  The climb up is rewarding, the view is breathtaking. There are buses available to take you to Piazzale Michelangelo. Tourists, tourist groups and tour buses all congregate at this panoramic view.  Vendors set up early in the morning with cool beverages for the parched tourists and souvenirs for the eager shoppers. A sunset visit is for the romantics, bringing a wine bottle and gazing at the Florentine sky as it ends another day. There is never a bad time to visit Piazzale Michelangelo, there is always something to see from this height
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Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori)

  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • tel:055-230-2885
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  • Florence, 53100
Palazzo Vecchio (Museo)

Palazzo Vecchio (Museo)

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • tel:+39 55 276 8224
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  • Florence, 50122