Zoover users tell their personal experiences in Tuscany!

Tuscany is known all over the world for its beautiful landscapes and artistic places. To have an idea of its treasures, here’s some Zoover users’ stories about their holidays in Tuscany.

Lucca

[Photo Credits: Yaniv Golan]
[Photo Credits: Yaniv Golan]

Lucca is one of the most popular Tuscan towns and has a special atmosphere. There are many nice churches and palaces, built in the typical Italian Gothic style, many shops with regional products and beautiful, picturesque streets. Walking along the stronghold walls you’ll enjoy beautiful views over the old, medieval town. Rent a bike, then you'll be able to cycle the stronghold walls: it’s a nice idea if you have children, too! Lucca is a very pleasant town, surrounded by a beautiful countryside! Tips:
  • On the top of the Guinigi tower you’ll have a wonderful view over the city with all its typical red roofs
  • Don’t forget to walk along the towering city walls
  • A definitely Lucca’s must see is the Piazza Anfiteatro, settled on the former amphitheatre.

Siena

[Photo Credits: Paolo Sammicheli]
[Photo Credits: Paolo Sammicheli]
Siena is a wonderful city and it’s worth a visit. It’s an extremely beautiful and charming old town, a nice city where you can face its ancient history at every corner. It’s a very well preserved town, where you can still clearly feel the glory of the past and enjoy the former artistic styles. From the Torre del Mangia you’ll have a great view over the city. The Duomo is a must-see, with its beautiful marble floors and magnificent arches. Furthermore, throughout the city there are some delicious panoramic sights and the atmosphere is fantastic. Tips:
  • Visit each district of Siena. They have all their own flag and icons
  • You have to visit the Piazza del Campo: it’s impossible not to see that, it’s so huge! Thanks to the annual Palio Horse race, Piazza del Campo is one of the most famous squares in Italy.
  • Don’t miss the “Bad and Good government allegory” fresco in the Palazzo del Governo

Pisa

[Photo Credits: Neil Howard]
[Photo Credits: Neil Howard]
If you’re in Tuscany you can’t leave without having visited Piazza dei Miracoli and the Torre di Pisa. The cathedral, the baptistery and the famous leaning tower are elegantly built. From the top of the leaning tower you’ll have a magnificent view over the city, the river and the monuments. Take a walk along the Arno River, stroll through the narrow streets and historic squares to enjoy the real Pisa experience. Tips:
  • Throughout Pisa’s little streets you’ll find small -but great- restaurants
  • Take a picture of the the Palazzo della Carovana in Piazza dei Cavalieri, in which the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa has its base
  • Visit the Museo San Matteo, with great medieval pieces of art

Firenze

  Firenze is Tuscany’s most famous city, the birthplace of the Renaissance. It's worth a visit almost once before one die for its stunning monuments, amazing museums and the romantic Ponte Vecchio: we can maybe say that Firenze is a big open air museum!  The huge Uffizi, the Duomo or the impressive Renaissance Florentine palaces: everything is definitely breathtaking. Besides these cultural attractions the city has also a great atmosphere: Firenze is a fantastic city, under every points of view! Art and culture lovers will surely enjoy themselves visiting this city! Tips:
  • The Central Market in San Lorenzo neighborhood is amazing with its Lampredotto stalls, small restaurants, meat, fruit and vegetables sellers!
  • Don’t miss to buy a precious jewel into one of the gold stores on the beautiful Ponte Vecchio.
  • Cross the Old Bridge and get lost into Oltrarno’s narrow street, then enjoy the old taste of this less-touristic part of the city, without the crowds
Many many thanks to Michele Aggiato, Zoover Italia country manager, for his guest post :)