Places of Interest
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is most famous for its leaning tower which is located in Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo houses many works of art taken from the cathedral, tower and baptistry. Pisa also has an internationally renowned university.
is easily accessible from Marina di Pietrasanta, and is a city rich in countless artistic treasures. Visit the cathedral and Medici’s Chapels, or stroll around the numerous art galleries and museums, including the world famous Uffizi Gallery which features paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, amongst others.
situated in the beautiful Chianti region, is a medieval town which is rich in history. Piazza del Campo, the main square, is one of the world’s finest examples of secular architecture. The magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain adorns the higher part of the square and gets its name from the celebrations of the townsfolk when they saw water gushing from it for the first time.
is a Unesco World Architectural Heritage Site famous for its beautiful 11th century towers. Places worth a visit include the People’s Palace which houses the Civic Museum, the Duomo with its many valuable frescoes and the 14th century wash-houses, a series of Romanesque and Ogival arches.
lies in a fertile valley just north west of Florence. Within its 17th century walls, the almost perfectly preserved medieval city emanates charm and intrigue from every corner of its narrow winding streets. Its Roman origins are evident in the layout of its central city square, which has retained the shape of the original amphitheatre and ancient arena. Numerous attractions include the majestic church of San Michele, St Martin’s cathedral and Palazzo Pfanner, one of the most beautiful gardens in the city.
is a poular seaside town with a gently shelving sandy beach, ideal for bathing. The town is particularly noted for its art nouveau architecture and Liberty-style villas which define its peak as a tourist town in the 1920’s. The attractive promenade is lined with shops, beach bars and cafés and is a focal point for locals and visitors alike, especially in the evenings. The town is also well known for its spectacular annual carnival, one of the largest and most celbrated in Italy and the local museum has an exhibition of floats, masks, carnival postcards and other memorabilia related to the event (museum entry is free).
is the third largest city in Tuscany and is primarily a stop-off point for cruise ships, although it also attracts visitors from the surrounding area. Livorno is a relatively new city, founded 400 years ago around its medieval port. In the Piazza Grande stands the city’s cathedral; the early 17th century construction which was dedicated to St Francis of Assisi was completely destroyed by bombing in 1943 and was rebuilt in the 1950’s in the same style. Other notable sights include the 17th century English Cemetery, the oldest of its kind in Italy and the Livorno Food Market, housed in a huge 19th century building and a highlight of any visit!