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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

Under the Tuscan Sun

Updated: Aug 28, 2022

Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. For a good reason, with its stunning landscapes, historical towns, and delicious food, it’s easy to see why this region is so loved by visitors.

  • The rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany make for a breathtaking landscape.

  • The food in Tuscany is some of the best globally, with simple ingredients making up delicious dishes.

  • The people of Tuscany are incredibly friendly and welcoming, always happy to chat with visitors.

And there’s plenty to do in Tuscany, from exploring ancient villages to hiking through the countryside.

Florence, Siena, and Pisa are all must-see destinations in Tuscany.

Some things that you can look forward to in the Tuscany region of Italy:

Piazza del Duomo: FLORENCE

Imagine a place in the heart of Florence where you can sit, smell flowers and breathe deeply. Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) offers visitors to Tuscany’s most visited city! The square contains some fantastic architecture, including churches like Santa Croce or Santa Maria Novella, which line one side while gonfanons furnished with statues face each other across its center. Not to mention the Florence Cathedral.

Visitors will also find many open markets located along this pedestrianized area, perfect for shopping before dinner reservations.

Palio di Siena: SIENA

Siena is one of the most important cities in medieval Europe and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of culture. From January until September 2021, there were about 217k arrivals, more than half from Germany or France. The city maintains its fame for cuisine and has been called “the heartland.” Many museums are devoted exclusively to art, including a Siennese painting school known as The lessons Paestum--and architecture, which cannot be found anywhere else on this continent outside modern-day Italy! But what makes Siena’s truly stand out? Horse racing.

The Palio di Siena is an Italy horse race in the medieval city of Siena. This particular carousel has been around since the 12th century and was first mentioned by “Palia” during the 14th century. It became well known abroad due to its importance to Tuscan culture (‘Sail’). It’s also called “The most important palaces’ because they’re both held on July 2nd or August 16th, depending on if you want your prize winners to be known as Provenzano Madonna winning team(maverick)or Assumpción angels ticket.

Leaning Tower of Pisa (among other architecturally profound buildings): PISA

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known for its nearly four-degree lean resulting from an unstable foundation. It stands as one part in a series that includes cathedrals and churches around Europe, including Paris Notre Dame Cathedral and Moscow Christuskirche. Both have incredibly noticeable amounts of metal perceived under wind pressure when fully deteriorated.

The leaning tower’s Italian name translates into “Tower Lifting Up High,” reflecting how much effort went into building it while standing tall above other structures surrounding them.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one structure in the square that includes four other buildings. It’s an iconic symbol for its nearly 4-degree lean, and it has become something people around the world know about when they visit Italy or even just go anywhere else!

Guglielmo and Bonanno Pisano were the most well-known artists from Pisa, but there is no evidence that they designed this tower. In fact, their work Date From Another City shows a different style entirely, which might be why people thought these brothers built it!

One legend believes the architect of the Pisa cathedral was Diotisalvi, who worked on it between 1173 and 1202. This dates back to when he built San Niccolo’ Duomo in Italy’s poorer cousin city-state; also note its similar design features with other buildings by this designer, such as bell tower relationship over there too! Not only did they both have rounded corners, but even their interior layout is very similar--the Baptistery contains five arches while.

Pisa Cathedral: PISA

The Pisa Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Italy. This striking building was begun during perilous times for architects because it contains within its walls not only two significant churches but also several other notable structures such as a Baptistry and Campanile known as Leaning Tower Of Pisa. The oldest church inside this historic site became established before completion on some parts like transepts allowing engineers room enough length-ways evenly distribute weight while still maintaining gravity flow throughout so no part becomes too heavy

Now What?

If you’re looking for a vacation destination that will sweep you off your feet, look no further than Tuscany. With its rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages, this region of Italy is sure to enchant visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing retreat by the sea, I can create the perfect Tuscany trip tailored just for you. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today, and let’s get planning!

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