The region of Tuscany is one of the best known environments in Italy around the world. We love not only its postcard ocher landscapes, also its gastronomy and its wide variety of wines. If you have not yet decided to buy your tickets and get lost in the most Renaissance and medieval Italy, at Aerobús we offer you the best transport alternatives so you can move from the center of Barcelona to the terminals. In addition, we show you the best plans you can make in dream cities.
Surely you know the region by the cinema, which offers a romantic view of this area full of charm and cities where you can enjoy the best company. We make you a selection of the most popular cities and towns to make your own route, depending on the days you are traveling. Take note!
The wine route
One of the strong points of the area is the gastronomy and the Tuscan wines, because it is a region full of hundreds of vineyards. If you are a wine lover, we suggest you dedicate a few days of your trip to visit the villages with the best wine cellars. Via Chantigiana is a good option to explore the vineyards of the area by car, while enjoying the best views and sunsets. Another of the most outstanding enclaves is the town of Montalcino, where they produce the exquisite Brunello or the beautiful city of Pienza, a World Heritage Site and full of charm, especially for tourists who like the purest Italian culture. If you are a lover of photography, we recommend that you take this trip during the autumn, as the vineyards and cypresses acquire especially beautiful tones to capture.
A place to eat
If you are a lover of good food, Italy is one of the destinations that should appear in the top 10 of your list, since it has a livestock and a highly developed agriculture, where raw materials of the highest quality. In this region, in particular, you can enjoy the authentic Italian pasta whit mushrooms and touches of truffles, the most delicious cheeses (like the world-famous Pecorino) and the most exquisite pates that serve as a snack accompanying Florentine wines.
The beauty of Florence
The city of Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is one of the most touristic points of the whole country. Its streets are full of charm and, in addition, you can find world-famous monuments such as Santa María Novella Cathedral, Signoira Square, Ponte Vecchio or Palazzo Pitti. You can get lost in its historic center using public transport or on foot, the best way to admire first-hand the beauty of a city that keeps a lot of history.
Siena, the medieval city
Siena is one of the cities that had the most prestige during the Renaissance period and is known as the Red City, essential stop on your route through the Tuscany. Its streets are full of buildings that were built during its peak period, especially palaces and churches. The greatest charm of this city is that, to this day, it maintains its medieval city structure. We suggest you not miss the Plaza Mayor, Piazza del Campo and the Palio de Siena horse race, held since the 15th century.
If you stop in this city, take advantage of the proximity to visit Montalcino, the wine city that we mentioned above and San Gimignano, a town that stands out for its buildings with impressive towers worthy of photography.
Volterra and its Roman theater
Although Italy’s best-known theaters are located in Rome, the region of Tuscany has one of the most impressive amphitheaters you can visit. It is located in Volterra, a small city with cobblestone streets and with the medieval fairytale charm that prevails in all the cities of the region. You can also visit some Etruscan ruins that are worth a stop.
Pitigliano: the most cultural city
If you want to know a city that gathers traces of different cultures, Pitigliano is the ideal. Thanks to its Jewish, Etruscan and Renaissance past you can find very varied buildings, like Jewish synagogues. You can also get lost in his Jewish quarter, which is still standing today.
The Tower of Pisa
One of the most photographed pictures on trips to Italy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is actually a bell tower built on unstable foundations (hence its curvature). In Italian architecture, it is very typical that the bell tower is not annexed to the main building. In this case, the “mother” of the bell tower is the Duomo of Pisa, located very close to it. We recommend that if you want to enter this building, get tickets in advance, since there is a lot of visitors throughout the year. Take the opportunity to immortalize the popular photograph holding the tower.
As you will have seen in this small tour, Tuscany has hundreds of corners with Mediterranean landscapes where you can stop. Not only is its architecture and gastronomic culture remarkable, its hospitable people will make you come back again and again to lose yourself among its cities full of charm and culture. Run and buy your tickets online in Aerobús.