Heart of Italy Tuscany

The heart of Italy Tuscany, the region of the Renaissance. The first things that come to mind when Tuscany is mentioned may be pathways surrounded by cypress trees, farms perched on green and yellow painted hills or castles that have stood the test of time, as well as Florence, the romantic capital of the region that smells of art. Pisa with its tower, Lucca with its walls, and Siena with its famous fan-shaped Piazza del Campo square.  With all these mentioned and much more, Tuscany is a magnificent region with a population of about 4 million that brings the past and the future together.  Tuscany, the heart of Italy, is home to countless works of art and museums, with these villages where the Renaissance was born and where famous scientists and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo lived.

There are many reasons to go to the heart of Italy Tuscany. Most importantly, when you leave the main roads and enter the village roads, you start to feel the smell of soil and flowers. You see the hills where every shade of green fluctuates. The heart of Italy Tuscany,looks a little more beautiful to your eyes.  And when you drink Tuscany red wine with your truffle pasta, you will get a nice smile on your face saying, I'm glad I'm in Tuscany.

The heart of Italy Tuscany, appeals to everyone's senses.  That's why Tuscany is a feeling, not a destination.  Once you understand this feeling, it is impossible not to love Tuscany.  Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance.  It is the period when we realize our individuality and question thinking.  Many unreal things have been prevented and prevented.  In addition, in this way, science and art went together and contributed to the progress of the art of Florence. The most important of these people are Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei.  With the experienced guides of Buongiorno Travel, you will better understand and enjoy the region where all these people live.

The heart of Italy Tuscany is not just Florence. It instantly takes you to the Middle Ages in the small towns of the region.  Important places such as Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi, Montepulciano, Pienza make you love Tuscany even more.  You will love Tuscany even more while learning how Palio races are done in Siena's Piazza del Campo, tasting world famous ice cream in San Gimignano, cheese tasting in Pienza and red Tuscan wine tasting in Montepulciano.


When should you go?

The heart of Italy Tuscany, always attracts tourists, and the period between April and October is the most beautiful period.  For the working people, July and August are the months when they can only have a holiday, although it is a bit hot, but it is still a period where you can enjoy the small towns and villages of Tuscany. Of course, it is necessary to pay attention to the noon hours.


 How to go?

 The closest airports to the heart of Italy Tuscany, is in Bologna.  In the south, Rome may be another alternative.  Many airlines have direct flights from New York.  Some of these airlines are Delta Airlines, United, American Airlines, ITA Airways.

 You can make ticket requests from the experienced staff of Buongiorno Travel.


What to eat?

 Central Italian cuisine usually consists of hearty and simple dishes. The heart of Italy Tuscany is one of the places where you will see this culinary culture most strongly.  Olive oil, tomato, pasta, delicatessen, cheese and truffles are among the most popular flavors.  Fresh mushrooms are mostly available in autumn, but dried mushrooms are on the menu of almost every restaurant all year round.  You can find all kinds of truffles in Siena.  But we should not forget about the porcini mushroom.  Another important taste of the heart of Italy Tuscany is wine.  You can also think of this place as the homeland of Italian wine.  The best quality red wines are produced in the Tuscan hills.  You can visit producers or vineyards in the towns of Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano and attend wine tastings. Brunello di Montalcino is among the classiest wines.  Chianti wines produced by the Antonelli family are another important Tuscan wine that should be tasted.  Not to forget Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.  It is a type of Tuscan wine in the Brunello setting but not as expensive.  Definitely a must try.

An important issue to be considered in Tuscan towns is not to miss the lunch hour.  Since Tuscans are sensitive about this issue, restaurants that are open between 12:00 and 14:30 are closed until dinner time.  (they usually reopen around 7pm) If you miss these hours, you won't find anywhere to eat.  Make a reservation for dinner, especially if there is a restaurant of your choice.  It can be difficult to find a place because restaurants usually consist of small places and have few tables.

 You will often come across 3 types of restaurants in Italy.

  1. The first is Osterias, which has several types of food on the menu. Don't be fooled by the little.  You can eat very delicious traditional Italian dishes in these small restaurants.  Osterias are family businesses where small local dishes are made and important examples of regional cuisine are found.
  2. The second is Trattorias. Trattorias generally continue their lives as family businesses.  Their menu is slightly larger and includes well-known national dishes alongside local dishes.
  3. The third one is the more extensive and luxurious Ristorantes. In these places, of course, there may be examples from Italian cuisine, as well as dishes from non-Italian cuisine.  For your understanding, we can say french fries as an example.



 One of the beautiful towns of the heart of Italy Tuscany  is Lucca. The regular street network of Lucca dates back to the Roman period.  At the beginning of the places to visit are the monolithic walls surrounding the old city.  You can take a walk on these walls, rent a bike and go for a walk.  You can go to Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, the cute elliptical square, by walking through the side streets and take a coffee break at the cafes here.  This square will relax you and make you love Lucca.

 Famous musician Giacomo Puccini is from Lucca and you will want to listen to his music while visiting the house where he was born, Casa di Puccini.

 As a restaurant, Buca di Sant'Antonio is a well-known and loved place.1076



Another important city of the heart of Italy Tuscany is Pisa. It will be enough to spend a few hours in Pisa, which is famous for its leaning tower.  The leaning tower, which was started to be built in 1173, started to lean in 1274 before the construction of the third floor was completed.  When it was completed in 1350, its standing despite its curvature made this place a center of attraction. Proving the roundness of the world, Galileo from Pisa made his famous experiment on the speed of falling objects here. In 2001, the inclination of the tower was reduced by 38 cm, making it safe.  Right next to the tower are the Duomo (cathedral) and the baptistery.  The first thing to do here is to queue up among hundreds of people to take creative photos and catch the right angle :)) When you write Pisa on the Internet, you will understand what we mean when you see thousands of strange photos that will appear.  You can choose to have fun by taking a picture or two and watching all the tourists take shape.



 The heart of Italy Tuscany is always increasing its importance with its important city Siena.  Places to see in Siena are located around the famous fan-shaped square, Piazza del Campo. It is very enjoyable to sit on the ground in one of the cafes surrounding this lovely square or to sit on the ground in the middle of the square as Italian youths do.  Passing through narrow streets and coming to the historical center of the city, this historical square suddenly takes us back to the medieval period. It's as if all these stories are still alive with this square.  It has a very different energy that affects people.  Torre del Mangia, the 102-metre bell tower of Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall located in the square, is the second tallest medieval tower built in the heart of Italy Tuscany. In many cafes and restaurants on the square, you can reward yourself by feeling the medieval atmosphere while eating your meals according to the time or drinking your Aperol Spritz as an evening snack.

 The streets around the square are full of souvenir and gourmet shops.  You can find a wide variety of truffles, cheese, olives, olive oil, wine and pasta in Siena.

 Not without mentioning the Siena Palio.  Horse races are held in Campo Square twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, since the 14th century.  Each horse and jockey represents one of the city's 17 districts, called Contrada.  In the square, the horses tour 3 times with their jockeys.  But these tours are not so easy tours.  Because the square is not a flat square. It is a sloping square and this can put horses and jockeys in a difficult situation.  the heart of Italy Tuscany has always made its name known to the world with these races.1552



the heart of Italy Tuscany, presents us with one of the most beautiful villages of the region, Pienza, with views like a postcard.  This medieval town, located in the heart of the Val d'Orcia valley, which is included in the world heritage list by UNESCO, should be at the top of your list of places to see.  The experienced staff of Buongiorno Travel is ready to help in any way in this heart of Italy Tuscany region.

 Duomo di Pienza, Palazzo Piccolomini and Piazza Pio II are the main places to see in the town of Pienza.  You feel like you are in a Renaissance fairy tale while you are walking on its streets.  With stone houses decorated with flowerpots, colorful shutters and elegant wooden doors, this charming town will be one of your favourites.  Do not forget to taste the Pecorino cheese, which is unique to this town.

 As restaurants, La Bandita Townhouse Caffe, Bucca delle Fate, La Terrazza del Chiostro, Osteria La Porta are important places known.


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