Stunning scenery, bustling cities, an unbelievable wealth of culture and so much good food you'll be ready to diet for a month when you get home – the Italian region of Tuscany is a great choice whatever you're looking to get out of a trip abroad. The only problem you'll face on a holiday in Tuscany is working out how you'll manage to fit everything in!
With so many sights and attractions of note in the region, visitors really are spoilt for choice. Head for the regional capital Florence, considered to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and soak up the cultural delights of the Uffizi art gallery and the Pitti Palace. Pay a visit to Siena and walk around the city's famous historic centre, taking in its gothic cathedral and the Piazza del Campo where the Palio horse race is held twice a year.
The medieval walled town of San Gimignano is less than 40 kilometres to the north-west of Siena and is a must for its medieval architecture, many picturesque churches and wonderful mix of architecture. Then carry on north and explore the city of Pisa with its leaning tower and impressive Piazza del Duomo.
The rolling hills of Tuscany, dotted with small towns and villages, vineyards and olive groves, can seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Firenze and Pisa. Ideal for long, quiet lunches and relaxing strolls, it's easy to forget your cares when surrounded by such tranquillity. But remember, once the weather turns and the cold winter months arrive, Tuscany's peaks become home to hundreds of exciting ski runs, which attract winter sports enthusiast from across the world.
For an incredible holiday that will provide you with memories to last a lifetime, book one of Coop Travel's short breaks in Tuscany today. Our travel experts will be more than happy to offer advice and guidance so feel free to get in touch for a chat.
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