Hilly, lush green landscapes, golden wheat fields, olive trees, cypress avenues and vineyards as far as the eye can see: if you want to describe Tuscany, you simply cannot avoid these unmistakable trademarks. But the Central Italian region has much more to offer than those picturesque stereotypes. Beautiful islands and beaches along the Etruscan Riviera, caves, mountains and pilgrim paths waiting to be explored by adventurous hikers, thermal springs and, last but not least, the fantastic cucina contadina (farmer's cuisine) are waiting to be discovered. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the wonderful variety of the Tuscan landscape, the delicious cuisine and the breathtakingly paintings and sculptures in the core region of the Renaissance - and don't forget, despite all the excitement, to take part in an extensive #wine tasting of the local top wines around Chianti, Sassicaia and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
The metropolitan city and at the same time the capital of Tuscany is an absolute must for #art enthusiasts, foodists and all travellers in search of medieval history and culture. Hardly any other city is as full of art and architecture as Florence. Despite its urban flair, you almost have the feeling that time has stood still in some areas of the often called "Italian Athens" since the Renaissance. Make sure to visit the Duomo di Firenze with its frescoed dome, the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell'Accademia with Michelangelo's David. But also don’t forget to take your time to stroll along the banks of the Arno and enjoy the exceptional gourmet cuisine in the city's restaurants and cafes, the ambiente is simply magic and overwhelmingly beautiful.
Narrow and winding streets adorn the cityscape of Siena, whose character can hardly be better described than its #medieval brick buildings. Compared to urban Florence, the strongly gothic Siena with its 50,000 inhabitants looks like a small town. The highlight within Siena is certainly the main square Piazza del Campo, over which you should stroll comfortably and not miss the chance to order a freshly brewed #espresso in one of the numerous cafes. But above all, the surroundings of Siena and the areas Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and the hill town #Montepulciano, famous for its red wine Vino Nobile, provide those impressions that one first connects to Tuscany: tasteful Wine, hills and lush green landscapes - a dream come true!