TUSCANY GRAND TOUR BY THE MOST AMAZING ITALIAN ART CITIES
Continuing the journey, you should have four more stops ad visits: Sorano, the Maremma village carved into the rock; - Pitigliano (pic n°2), set in a spectacular tufa cliff; - Cetona, a medieval village of Etruscan origin; Pienza with the impressive Palazzo Piccolomini. All of them are beautiful small art cities rich in history.
On the border between Val d'Orcia (Orcia Valley) and Val di Chiana (Chiana Valley) rises Montepulciano with a multitude of churches, millenary buildings, history, and arts. Montelpuciano is also famous for its delicious "Rosso", an excellent, fine red wine. Don't miss it! In Val di Chiana (Chiana Valley) have a stop in Cortona (pic n°1), a fortress of ancient Etruscan origins that has perfectly preserved its urban core.
On your way, you will find the city of Arezzo, famous for its traders in antiquity and goldsmith masters. Remember, most of the gold jewelry you can admire in the fabulous shops on Ponte Vecchio in Florence is produced here and around ... so, it is useful to have a stop and purchase here a precious gift, you could save money!
Shortly after Arezzo, you will enter the Casentino area where you should visit the ancient village of Poppi surrounded by the enchanting green countryside of the Valtiberina (Valley of river Tiber), with a suggestive historic center and a medieval castle.
The tour in Tuscany continues in the Apennines through the scenic drive road of the Consuma Pass that connects the Casentino area with the Valdarno (Valley of river Arno). The long descent after the Consuma Pass will take you back to Florence.
Hope you have enjoyed this beautiful tour visiting many amazing art cities in Tuscany! Just order our Roadbook Package if you like to follow this itinerary live.
Some pictures along the Tuscany Grand Tour:
Cortona (pic n°1); Pitigliano (pic n°2); The Terme di Saturnia the largest natural spa park in Italy (pic n°3); Monteriggioni (pic n°4); Montalcino (pic n°5); San Gimignano(pic n°6);
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