Share Your Best Tuscany Tips & Memories

01/14/2022 - 08:21

Hello everyone! We're working on the next issue of Bellissimo magazine and are will be covering all that is captivating and curious about the region of Tuscany. We know so many people are in love with this area, but what we want to know about are those hidden Tuscan places that most people overlook. 

So, please share your special travel memories and tips! Maybe a bustling market visit in Florence, dropping by one of the many festivals in the Val d'Orcia, discovering historic frescos in a village church, finding a lovely agriturismo in the outskirts of Siena, exploring the food scene in Livorno, finding a secret cove in Monte Argentario or a visit around the Garfagnana mountains?

Comment here with your stories...we can't wait to read them!



Where to begin? There are so many off-the-beaten path places in Tuscany!

Lucca--Beauty and charm, all "wrapped up" in ancient walls that are large enough to walk or bike on! Have lunch at the edge of Piazza Anfiteatro, and don't miss Torre Guigini with trees growing on top!

San Gimignano--tales of towers with scenic views

Siena--even when the Palio isn't happening, the shell-shaped piazza and striking church are reasons enough to spend the day

Saturnia--worth the drive to soak in the natural thermal baths, and then a relaxing lunch

Fiesole--Just a short ride from Florence gives you a postcard-perfect view of the Renaissance city

Arezzo--For fans of La Vita e' Bella, don't miss this Tuscan town!

Bolgheri--Cypress-lined roads lead to this charming hillside town known for its artists, wines and scenery.

We have really enjoyed the area around Orbetello. Capalbio is a must visit, Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole are beautiful! We had fun on a day trip  taking the ferry to Isola del Giglio. There are so many beautiful places to explore —we are excited to hear what others have to report!

The area round Montalcino is fab, great walks, lovely villages, good food and wine to die for. We can quite easily spend two weeks there just chilling out and day tripping from there. Pienza and San Giovanni d'Asso are well worth visiting, the walk from San Giovanni to Chiusure is stunning through forests and you may even met a trufflaio and his dog returned from a forage the right time of year.



I was in Tuscany back in 2003 as part of a classic tour of Italy, this was my third trip abroad. Pre-digital period, there are a few shots of a film camera of poor quality and memories. I remember the amazing "striped" cathedral and the people lying on the stones of the square.