8 Things to Do in Tuscany

8 Things to Do in Tuscany

Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto - Toscana

Looking for your Tuscany checklist? Here are 8 things to do in Tuscany perfect for any traveler.

1 Visit the Marble Caves of Carrara
Ever wonder where great Renaissance artists like Michelangelo got the raw material for their sculptures? From the Carrara Marble Mines. The historic site is definitely worth a visit.

2 Sail to the Island of Giglio
Located in the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the coast of Tuscany, the island of Giglio is one of the most beautiful in Italy, ideal as a vacation spot.

3 Eat Truffles
You cannot visit Italy in the autumn without trying one of its most prized foods – truffles. The season lasts from October to January and sees an abundance of truffles in the area of Tuscany. Splurge and try one of the most prestigious of the country – the white truffle.

4 Drink Brunello di Montalcino Red Wine
There are three words which are synonymous with Tuscany and they are Brunello di Montalcino. Made from the famed Sangiovese grape, this is a wine not only worth drinking while in Tuscany but taking home with you too.

5 See Michelaneglo’s David
Standing at a whopping 17 feet tall, the David was finished when Michelangelo was only 29 years old, from one single block of marble. It is one of his finest works and is a must see when visiting Florence, Tuscany.

6 Soak in Saturnia Thermal Spas
Located in the gorgeous Maremma, Saturnia spas are some of the most popular hot springs in Italy. Its waters come from a natural source and remain at a constant 98-degree temperature.

7 Visit a Monastery in Arezzo
If you are in search of the simple life, your best bet is to spend a few nights at one of the Arezzo third century monasteries. These small sanctuaries provide the perfect relief from city life.

8 Eat a T-bone Steak
Tuscany is known for its wine, truffles and t-bone steak, known as the bisteca alla Fiorentina. And the best part of it all? They all pair perfectly together!