10 great escapes for this summer in Tuscany

Tuscany has an impressive cultural heritage and generally when you come here you want to visit all the famous cities you’ve seen in some photos. Pisa’s leaning tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s bell tower in Florence, Siena’s Piazza del Campo are just few examples of “must see” monuments. But if you’ve got a few days in a Tuscan city I suggest you to spend at least one day in the surrounding hills or organize a day tour at the beach or in the mountains. There are many unexplored and unknown places in Tuscany and they also deserve a visit. This is a list of 10 great escapes from the cities, which one is yours?
  1. A day of canyoning in Orrido di Botri: the biggest Tuscan canyon
    Orrido di Botri [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
    Orrido di Botri [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
  2. Visit the castles of Chianti: read this post for more info. 
    Brolio Castle [Photo Credits: nica Arellano-Ongpin]
    Brolio Castle [Photo Credits: nica Arellano-Ongpin]
  3. Discover the unique Sammezzano castle
    Sammezzano Castle [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti - Tuscany Social Media Team]
    Sammezzano Castle [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti - Tuscany Social Media Team]
  4. A tour of Maremma’s villages: Sorano, Sovana, Pitigliano and other amazing little towns to visit. 
    Pitigliano [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
    Pitigliano [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
  5. A day at the “balze” of the Valdarno region: discover the place that inspired the great Leonardo da Vinci.
Balze of Volterra [Photo Credits: Puybrun]
Balze of Volterra [Photo Credits: Puybrun]
  1. A visit to the San Galgano Abbey: a legend, a sword in the stone, an enchanting place surrounded by mystery. 
    San Galgano Abbey [Photo Credits: Stefano Olmi]
    San Galgano Abbey [Photo Credits: Stefano Olmi]
  2. An early awakening to go fishing in Talamone
    Fishing [Photo Credits: Leila Firusbakht - Tuscany Social Media Team]
    Fishing [Photo Credits: Leila Firusbakht - Tuscany Social Media Team]
  3. A trip in the fumaroles of the Parco of Biancane
    Biancane [Photo Credits: Giampaolo Squarcina]
    Biancane [Photo Credits: Giampaolo Squarcina]
  4. A tour of the Tuscan Archipelago: are 7 island enough for a great escape? ;) 
    Pianosa [Photo Credits: Roberto Miliani]
    Pianosa [Photo Credits: Roberto Miliani]
  5. A marble tour and a food tasting in the Apuan Alps: the white of the marble, the green of the mountains, the blue of the sky and the see from above. 
    Carrara Marble [Photo Credits: Emma Ivarsson]
    Carrara Marble [Photo Credits: Emma Ivarsson]