Tuscany is a hedonist's delight, a treasure trove of art, architecture, food, wine and amazing landscapes.
It's all worth experiencing:
From fabulous Renaissance and medieval cities Siena, Lucca and Florence to hidden perched and fortified villages like Casole d'Elsa, Monterrigioni, Massa Marittima or Pitigliano. Or the ever-changing landscapes, from the steep marble mountains of the North to the forested and vine-covered hills of Chianti and on to the rolling green landscape of the Val d'Orcia. From the Roman cities like Roselle and Luni to the ancient spas of Bagno Vignoni and Saturnia, the deep carved Etruscan roads around Pitigliano or the medieval monasteries and castles dotted around the landscape.
And this is before we've mentioned the food and the wine - Tuscany is the heart of the 'slow-food' movement, a celebration of eating local produce, prepared with care and eaten sitting with friends, the table flowing with good conversation and good wine. The wines produced here are work of art, some deeply embedded in history, like Chianti, others brave, new and exciting like the Bolgheri Super Tuscans from the coastal vineyards.
Here are some articles on the many places...