Tuscany was a popular tourist destination long before its admittedly beautiful sun was written about in a best-selling book. From the capital of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, to a long stretch of coastline that’s often overlooked by foreigners, Tuscany has a little bit of something for everyone - and some of Italy’s best gelato besides.
You’ll explore world-famous art in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, after which you can slurp the city’s equally famous gelato. You’ll wander narrow cobblestone streets in towns like Lucca and Siena, and gush over the rolling hills with their cypress-lined lanes. You’ll try to eat an entire bistecca by yourself (and probably fail), pretend you’re holding up Pisa’s leaning tower in a photograph, and sail between the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. You’ll raise a glass of Tuscany’s famous wine to the setting sun, and you’ll understand why people rhapsodize about this region.