6 days in Tuscany Itinerary
6 days in Tuscany Itinerary
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— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Mon, Aug 5 - Sat, Aug 10
Lucca — 1 night
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa and then kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at Canyon Park, make a trip to Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo, and then make a trip to Torre delle Ore.
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Pesaro to Lucca is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucca, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to San Gimignano.
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San Gimignano — 2 nights
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, then learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Le Colonne, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Rocca of Montestaffoli, then steep yourself in history at Mura di San Gimignano, then do a tasting at Poggio al Bosco, and finally do a tasting at Castello Monterinaldi.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Gimignano trip planner.
You can drive from Lucca to San Gimignano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.
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You can drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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Tuscany travel guide
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.