summer activities in tuscany

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Nína Hjördís Þorkelsdóttir

Summer Activities in Tuscany

Nothing beats spending a week in Tuscany in the summer. This Wanderguide is based on what I chose to do when I spent some time in Tuscany last June, plus some of the things I wanted to do but couldn't fit into my schedule.

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Activites and Attractions

Here's some nice stuff to do in case you grow tired of lounging by the pool (which I did almost immediately!)

Image - Lago di Bilancino
Lago di Bilancino
Nína:Spend the day swimming, kayaking or lingering on the beach. I loved it so much that I went there twice!
Image - Terme di Saturnia
Terme di Saturnia
Nína:Did not get the chance to visit this magnificent destination, but I will definitely do it next time.
Image - Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi
Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi
Nína:I drove to this forest and did a 10k trail run. Gorgeous views en-route and no tourists in sight.
Image - Bagno Vignoni
Bagno Vignoni
Nína:Did not get a chance to visit this stunning spa-town but I hope you will!
Image - Monti del Chianti
Monti del Chianti
Nína:Wine lovers have to visit the Chianti-hills. Spend the day visiting vineyards and tasting their local 🍷is a feast for your taste buds!
Image - Val d'Orcia
Val d'Orcia
Nína:You could easily spend a whole day exploring Val d'Orcia – a UNESCO heritage site abundant with vineyards, museums and castles.
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Top Cities/Towns in Tuscany

Every town in Tuscany is pretty, but here are some of the most interesting ones.

Image - Florence
Nína:Don't be fooled by this underwhelming photo, Florence is a gem!
Image - Pisa
Nína:Sometimes you just have to go to the super-touristy places.
Image - Lucca
Nína:Lucca is an ancient city famous for its renaissance-era city walls.
Image - Montepulciano
Nína:Montepulciano is a medieval hill town, famous for its wine production.
Image - Cortona
Nína:Cortona is a town in the province of Arezzo. Go there for medieval and renaissance architecture and the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca.
Image - Siena
Nína:Siena is one of the largest cities in Tuscany. Famous for art, culture and cuisine, Siena attracts thousands of tourists each year.

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  1. Lago di Bilancino
  2. Terme di Saturnia
  3. Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi
  4. Bagno Vignoni
  5. Monti del Chianti
  6. Val d'Orcia
  7. Florence
  8. Pisa
  9. Lucca
  10. Montepulciano
  11. Cortona
  12. Siena

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