Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is one of the most famous regions of Italy appreciated for its lush nature, rich history, and mouth-watering wine. It occupies the central-west part of Italy and prides itself on its capital interwoven with Renaissance influences, Florence. Its name, Tuscany, derives from an Etruscan Tuscia tribe which settled in the area around 1000 BC; Though the name only became official under the rule of Roman Empire in the 3rd century.

Tuscan landscape is a mix of rolling hills, formidable mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs. Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the Apuan Alps border the region to the north and northeast; Ligurian Sea Tyrrhenian Seas stretch along its western coastline. Unsurprisingly, rolling hills make up almost two-thirds of the region and the mountains make up further 25%; Whereas the lowest and flattest areas center around the banks of Arno River.

Tuscan provinces include Massa-Carrara, Prato, Lucca, Pistoia, Firenze, Arezzo, Livorno, Pisa, Siena, and Grosseto. All those places, be it big cities or tiny forgotten villages, hide ancient reminders of the Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance heritage in forms of ruins, monuments or art. Hence, people from around the world visit Tuscany to admire some of the most imposing works of art ever created.

Besides flourishing tourism, Tuscany is one of the most thriving agricultural regions of Italy. It specializes in the production of cereals (wheat especially), olives and olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and wines. In particular, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Morellino di Scansano are the best wines Tuscany can offer.  Furthermore, its mineral natural resources include iron, zinc, copper as well as Carrara marble; It’s is one of the most famous and expensive marbles in the world.

Things to do in Tuscany

Whichever corner of the region you visit, you will encounter an array of landmarks, natural allures, and activities to explore. For instance, you can admire the untouched nature of the Apuan Alps, marvel at the picturesque cliffs of Cinque Terre, explore Medieval and Renaissance heritage in Florence, Siena, and Pisa, or savor a Chianti wine tasting. Scroll below to discover more exciting things to do in Tuscany!


Florence Walking Tours to see architecture and history of the city center
Florence Walking & Accademia Gallery Tour

Looking to see the best of Florence in a day? Book our Florence walking tours with skip-the-line access to the Statue of David! Expert guide guaranteed!

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Florence art Gallery and Uffizi Tour to admire the works by famous Gothic painters
Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour (Skip the line Entrance)

Book Florence art Gallery Tour with skip the line entrance and see masterpieces hiding in the labyrinth of this extensive collection during Uffizi Tour.

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35.00 Per Person
Duomo Tour take you to Baptistry featuring the famous bronze door
Duomo Florence Complex tour (climb up to Dome)

Visiting Duomo Complex in Florence doesn't have to be crowded! Book Duomo Tour with us to get the best experience as well as value for your money!

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35.00 Per Person

maranello ferrari tour and ride ferrari
Ferrari Tour With Lunch

Book your Maranello Ferrari Tour today and enjoy a full-day experience including lunch & visit to Parmigiano-Reggiano and Balsamic Vinegar factories for tasting!

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110.00 Per Person
Take Florence food tour to make amazing food
Florence Cooking Lesson Small Group Tour

Learn how to pick the ingredients and cook like an Italian chef! Book our Florence Food Tour today to enjoy a real Tuscan dish made by you.

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65.00 Per Person
Visit around the city by Florence Segway tour
Small Group Florence Segway Tour

Book our Florence Segway tour and get an insightful introduction to the history and modern life in Florence. Easy online booking & no hidden fees!

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75.00 Per Person

Buy Uffizi Gallery Tickets to visit world's top art museums

Uffizi Gallery Tickets | Skip The Line

Buying the Uffizi Gallery tickets with us will let you skip the line and enter the museum without hustle, straight to the 60 halls of art history.

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skit the line david and Accademia Florence Tickets to save time

Accademia Florence Tickets | Skip The Line

Buying Accademia Florence Tickets with us will let you skip the long lines and devote all your time to the exploration of the gallery!

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Duomo Florence Tickets also called Duomo di Firenze

Duomo Florence Tickets Skip The Line

Book now Duomo Florence tickets online which include the Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower, Duomo Museums, climbing the Duomo and enjoying the unique view of Florence.

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