In the collective imagination, Tuscany is characterized by green hills fringed with cypress trees and medieval hill towns on the top. It’s a realistic image, even though Tuscany is much more than that: beaches, mountains, hidden corners and famous art towns and cities.
But the question is: if I have only a few days to visit Tuscany’s hill towns, how do I choose the best ones? Here’s a list of the top 10 hill towns in Tuscany, selected from the many gorgeous medieval villages that dot our countryside.
All these scenic hill towns boast fantastic views, charming old streets, great museums and plenty of history to tell. They are often surrounded by thick defensive walls and vaunt ancient gates and watch towers. These villages are often rich in art, too.
And now the list... choosing just 10 Tuscan hilltop villages was no easy task!