There are incredible things to do in Tuscany.
Tuscany is a region of central Italy which many people know for its wine. Many types of wine! These include Chianti, Morellino di Scansano, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Yet there is more to Tuscany than just incredible wine. Tourists also come to the Tuscany region for its beautiful landscapes and rich history.
Tuscany is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has had a substantial and lasting influence on art, architecture, music and high culture. The capital city of Florence is home to some of the most amazing historical landmarks as well as quintessential gothic architecture and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.
Top unique things to do in Tuscany
While the wine and cuisine is an experience in itself, there are a few more “not to miss” experiences while in Tuscany.
Beneath the region of Tuscany are some of the world’s most impressive natural hot springs – and the locals have been taking advantage of them for centuries. In addition, you can find open air natural hot spring baths all over the region. Terme di Saturnia is one of the more well known areas for natural hot springs.
Remember, getting off of the beaten path in Tuscany can be just as rewarding as visiting the major cities like Florence and Pisa. Truly, it’s an incredible experience. The region contains some of the most stunning Italian landscapes.
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
It’s hard not to mention at least one of the museums when talking about Tuscany. The Musea dell’Opera del Duomo is one of many museums located in bustling Florence – and one not to miss!
It contains most of the art that was originally created for the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – the cathedral of Florence and includes some of the most important sculptures in the world:
- Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise
- Donatello and Luca della Robbia’s Cantorie
- Michelangelo’s Florence Pietà
- Donatello’s Mary Magdalen
- Andrea Pisano’s reliefs for the Belltower