If you are considering a short trip to Tuscany, this could be the perfect article for you: we're here to give you some tips for making the most out of a three day vacation dedicated to art, nature and gastronomy. Are you ready? So let's leave together for this lovely Tuscany tour!
First day: Lucca. If you come to Tuscany, you must absolutely pay a visit to the heart of downtown Lucca, whose 16th century walls have remained intact and became a world-famous pedestrian promenade in the nineteenth century. In addition to this, the best thing about this town is that you can wonder at random and stumble across hundreds of interesting corners, old churches, Roman streets, museums and tiny delicious restaurants, where you can taste real traditional dishes without feeling like a stupid, uninformed tourist. Don't miss Piazza Anfiteatro, San Michele, the Cathedral and the Clock Tower!
Day Second: Florence. Leave Lucca in the very early morning and head to the Capital of Tuscany; here is a list of things you can't miss, even if you only have a short time:
the Cathedral (whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi), the Bell Tower (partly designed by Giotto) the nearby Baptistry (one of the oldest buildings in Florence) Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery (book in advance because queues outside can be really discouraging!). If you find the Vasari Corridor open, don't miss the opportunity to visit it; if closed, just cross the Ponte Vecchio and head to Piazza Santo Spirito where you can look for a typical trattoria. If you're not tired go to Piazza Santa Croce, admire the astonishing Basilica and have something to drink before going to sleep.
Day three: the Chianti Classico road. Leave Florence always in the morning and drive south until you get to Greve in Chianti or rather “the gate into Chianti”: travelling along the SS222 you can easily reach Siena in 1 hour! So have your lunch near Piazza del Campo and if you have enough time left (3-4 hours) take a San Gimignano tour and have your dinner there.
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