Artistic wonders, culinary excellences, architectonic beauties. Tuscany has it all, but what makes this region so evocative and romantic is its marvellous countryside. Looking and living those landscapes is a once in a lifetime experience, something that you won’t forget easily. You will be struck by astonishing colours, peaceful sounds and authentic smells that will remain in your memories forever, especially if you are a nature lover. However, Tuscany’s countryside is huge. Really huge. Therefore, if you are planning to go on a trip to Tuscany and you want to experience its countryside at its best, you’d better follow some tips!
Go hiking on the hills
Walking is probably the greatest way to enjoy the beauties of the Tuscan landscape. The tour that starts from Via Francigena, in Siena, is 8-km long and will take you across the central area of the region, where you will discover characteristic villages, beautiful vineyards and massive castles, all with Tuscany’s beautiful colours in the background.
Rent a luxury villa
If you don’t want to miss a second of this region’s countryside, you should avoid staying in a city. On the contrary, choosing one of the many luxury villas offered by Tuscanynowandmore will allow you to be constantly surrounded by nature. In fact, these villas are often located in amazing areas, far from the crowdedness of the cities and they would be the perfect starting point for a day trip by car.
Don’t miss the Chianti
For any reason. The landscape of this area simply looks like a living painting. But the Chianti is not just beautiful, because the possibilities are virtually endless. You can visit forests, vineyards, and hamlets. You can experience small, authentic villages such as Radda, Castellina and Gaiole. You can taste a glass of local wine, accompanied by delicious food, during the many tastings that take place in the Chianti area. You can do all of this by yourself, simply by contacting the wineries to arrange a visit but you must book it in advance. In Tuscany, wine tasting is an art. And a lot of people want to experience it.
Disconnect from daily life
It is perhaps the most important and, at the same time, most difficult advice to follow. If you are planning to go on a trip along the Tuscan countryside you need to feel it, experience it. Put your phone away, enjoy nature, forget about work. It is your chance to live and lose contact with real life, which is always waiting for your. But this is your time to relax.