The Hidden Tuscany
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Which are the main destinations in Tuscany?
Tuscany is a region full of history with many cities to visit, as well as numerous medieval towns to discover. If it's your first trip to this region, you absolutely can not miss Florence, the capital of Tuscany, Cradle of the Renaissance, with its enormous artistic heritage. A visit to Siena is recommended, another very important Tuscan town, and Pisa, famous all over the world for its Leaning Tower.
If you have already visited the main cities, we recommend you the small medieval towns, fascinating from the architectural point of view and that will also offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes. Among the most important villages, we certainly recommend to visit San Gimignano, with its many towers, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Monteriggioni.
Which is the best period to visit Tuscany?
Tuscany is definitely beautiful every season of the year, even though from the landscape point of view it offers the best of itself during spring and autumn, when the countryside colors make the scenario just amazing.
If you want to visit the art cities and do not like the confusion, we recommend to avoid the holidays and the long weekends, which is when most of the tourists arrive.
Which are the typical dishes of Tuscany?
Tuscany has an ancient culinary tradition, rich in dishes and desserts that have kept their recipes unaltered. Here, bread is still considered a fundamental part of eating habits and it is very difficult to be thrown away when it is stale: his is evidenced by many ancient recipes still very popular, such as “panzanella”, “pappa al pomodoro”, “acquacotta” and “ribollita”.
They are also widely used hunting dishes, salami and cheeses.