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Which Are Tuscany’s Most Beautiful Towns?

by Tours of Tuscany
Which Are Tuscany’s Most Beautiful Towns?

Which Are Tuscany’s Most Beautiful Towns?

Practically anyone who’s visited the breathtaking region of Tuscany will know that there’s no shortage of beautiful, rustic towns here. Whether you’re hoping to see some of central Italy’s most famous landmarks or quaint little villages, you’re bound to have an amazing time in Tuscany. With so many stunning choices though, you might find that picking the ideal destination isn’t too simple.

These are just a few of the magnificent Tuscan towns that you’re going to want to visit if you plan to have a vacation in this part of Italy.

Cortona

From stunning landmarks like the Santa Maria Cathedral, to the many restaurants serving traditional Tuscan dishes. You’re likely to find that there’s plenty in store for you here in Cortona. This hilltop town offers truly magnificent views from its piazzas, thanks to its position over the plains of Valdichiana, and this is just one of the many reasons why the area is considered to be so beautiful.

There’s more to this town than its breathtaking sights too; many tourists come here just to try the amazing traditional dishes and wines that are on offer. There are plenty of amazing trattorias, so you’ll have no excuse to leave Italy without first experiencing a tasty Tuscan meal. Additionally, you might want to do a bit of wine tasting during your trip, since Cortona boasts some world-famous wineries and vineyards.

Montepulciano

Montepulciano is most commonly known for its delicious red grapes and many vineyards; although you’re likely to find that the rustic and ancient feel of this town is just as magnificent. The fact that the Roman and Etruscan history is plain to see throughout the streets of this part of Tuscany only makes it that much more impressive.

While there are bound to be countless things for you to see and do in Montepulciano, there’s nothing quite like the marble and travertine masterpieces at the Piazza Grande in the center of the town. So before you head back, be sure to check out landmarks like the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi.

San Gimignano

There are numerous reasons why you might want to pay a visit to San Gimignano – although one thing that you must see during your visit are the 15 towers.

Florence took control over San Gimignano during the 14th century and, while the Florentines would typically show their prowess by lopping off tall towers, 15 of the original skyline of 72 were left intact.

This small hill town hasn’t changed much over the years, so there’s a good chance that you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time – which is why San Gimignano is a must-visit, regardless of what you’re interested in.

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