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Tuscany is a region particularly rich in history, culture and art. The territory offers numerous points of interest for every kind of tourist, even for those with little time available.

The many things to see in Tuscany in one day allow you to plan out-of-town trips, real mini tours to do alone, as a couple, with family, with friends.

Tuscany in one day, places to visit

Tuscany is the homeland of the Renaissance, a location where art and culture have returned to the splendour of the classical era. It is also a territory rich in important historical and artistic testimonies from the Middle Ages and antiquity.

There are also naturalistic locations of absolute beauty: Maremma, Chianti, Val d’Orcia, Argentario, the Apuan Alps , the Tuscan archipelago .


Let’s find out together what to see in Tuscany in one day:

  • Florence: of course, we cannot visit all the attractions in the city. But we can build a sort of itinerary that will lead us to all the most important places: Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and Giotto’s bell tower; Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery; Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti; Boboli Gardens; Piazza Santo Spirito;
  • Lucca: rich in ancient wonders, the city welcomes us with its extraordinary city walls, the greatest example in Europe of walls built according to the principles of modern fortification. Moving around the city, we can admire the Church of San Martino with the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, the Church of San Michele;
  • Pisa: let’s visit the city of the leaning tower on foot and visiting precise points. Such as Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the Lungarno Galilei; Lungarno Mediceo and Piazza dei Cavalieri; Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, Duomo and Camposanto; Botanical Garden;
  • Siena: a one-day tour of one of the most visited cities in Tuscany cannot fail to start from Piazza del Campo, with the Palazzo Pubblico with the Torre del Mangia; the Duomo i.e. the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta; the Baptistery of San Giovanni; the Loggia della Mercanzia; the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina; Fontebranda; the Basilica of San Domenico; the Medici Fortress;
  • San Gimignano: one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Tuscany is ready to win you over with its charm. We are immediately captured by the unmistakable skyline with thirteen towers. Do not miss the Cathedral, the Santa Fina Chapel frescoed by Ghirlandaio, Piazza della Cisterna, the Palazzo Comunale, the Pinacoteca, the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, the Santa Fina Apothecary, the Torture Museum;
  • Orbetello e Capalbio: a visit that will captivate both adults and children. Orbetello is the gateway to the Monte Argentario area, surrounded by the lagoon and location of one of the first WWF Oasis in Italy. Capalbio is one of the most characteristic hillside villages in the region, with a breathtaking panorama. A short distance from it we also find the Tarot Garden, the artistic park created by Nikki de Saint Phalle;
  • Val d’Orcia: it is one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Tuscan countryside. We can take different routes from here. We can take a mini food and wine tour to discover products such as pecorino di Pienza, Brunello di Montalcino, Cinta Senese cured meats. Or we can explore the area by bike, on foot or on horseback. Finally, we can relax in the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni or Bagni San Filippo;
  • San Galgano and the Abbey: the municipality of Chiusdino gives us the unique beauty of a deconsecrated church and a real sword in the stone, set by a knight to use it as a cross for his prayers;
  • Versilia: a perfect location for a day trip.v It is an elegant and fascinating area all year round. We can take a walk along the Viareggio seafront and discover its Liberty buildings, go shopping in Forte dei Marmi, visit the art galleries of Pietrasanta, relax in the Pitagora Park in Camaiore;
  • Pistoia: a city rich in history, culture, museums. Let’s visit Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral of San Zeno, the Baptistery, the Palazzo dei Vescovi, the Palazzo Pretorio, the house-studio of the artist Fernando Melani, the zoological garden;
  • Populonia and Baratti: history and nature for an excursion that allows you to admire suggestive sceneries Let’s visit the Archaeological Park to discover one of the most important Etruscan city-states; we discover the ancient medieval settlement; we stop in one of the most beautiful stretches of sea on the Tyrrhenian coast;
  • Vinci: a small architectural jewel with an urban layout in the shape of a ship. Of course, the entire village is dominated by the figure of Leonardo. Let’s visit the Library and the Museum which preserve manuscripts, drawings and models of the genius;
  • Terme di Saturnia: an oasis immersed in the greenery of the Maremma countryside. It is one of the most suggestive and important spas in the region. The thermal water gushes out at a temperature of over 37° C and has many therapeutic properties. Do not miss the thermal complex and the Cascate del Mulino;
  • Monte Argentario: here, we find a mix of nature, culture and archeology. It is a scattered municipality, located between the Argentario Promontory and the Orbetello Lagoon, joined by the Giannella Beach and Feniglia Beach. The environment is full of beaches, cliffs, pine forests. The most famous place is Porto Santo Stefano. Also unmissable are Porto Ercole, Ansedonia, the ancient city of Cosa;
  • Sovana and Pitigliano: we reach Tuscia to visit the medieval village of Sovana, an ancient Etruscan centre with its beautiful Early Christian Church of San Mamiliano, the Etruscan Necropolises and the Vie Cave. Pitigliano is located 8 kilometres from the centre of Sovana and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy It rises suspended on a tuffaceous cliff, with buildings built directly into the rock;
  • Grosseto: the capital of the Maremma boasts a charming historic centre, protected by the ancient Medici walls. It is a jewel of medieval and renaissance times. Do not miss Palazzo Aldobrandeschi and the Archaeological Museum with finds from Roselle and Vetulonia, ancient cities of the Etruscan twelve cities;
  • Livorno: it is the largest port in Tuscany, but it is also a lively city. Do not miss the Liberty-style Mercato delle Vettovaglie, the elegant Mascagni Terrace, Fosso Reale.