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Romantic Guide to Tuscany

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Tuscany is an ode to romanticism. You will fall in love, not only in one of the most famous cities for art, but also in the little hidden hamlets, with a fairytale atmosphere. A glass of wine in Piazza del Campo, a sunset seen from Torre Guinigi, or just a hand-in-hand stroll in Terrazza Mascagni: Love has never been so natural.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Piazza del Campo

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Torre Guinigi

Observation Decks & Towers

Terrazza Mascagni

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Piazzale Michelangelo

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Osteria Cacio e Pepe

Restaurants

Montecatini Alto

Historic Walking Areas

Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

Historic Sites

Tea Room

Restaurants

Antica Osteria da Divo

Restaurants

Marzia T's City Tips

  • While traveling from one place to another, enjoy the view around you: The Tuscan landscape is amazing.
  • In restaurants, eat like a local. Ask waiters for typical dishes of the area you're visiting.
  • Tuscany hides beautiful gems everywhere: Don't stop at the tourist track!
  • To move around Tuscany, the easiest way is to rent a car.
  • Piazza del Campo
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Marzia T Says:

    Piazza del Campo is one of the most evocative place in Tuscany. In the heart of Siena, home of the Palio horse race, and surrounded by historical buildings, such as the impressive Palazzo Pubblico and the Mangia Tower. It is worth a visit both during the day and also at night, when all the lights are on and the square becomes magical. A must in Tuscany to experience with your partner.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Drink a glass of wine in the pubs surrounding the square; better yet at sunset.
    • Take a rest here: Sit on the floor and stare at the beauty of the place.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 155 things to do in Siena
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Popular Circular Square with Many Things to See 10/12/2021
    • lovely large square 10/09/2021
    • Piazza del Campo
    Address:
    Piazza del Campo
    53100, Siena
    Italy
    Other:
  • Torre Guinigi
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Marzia T Says:

    This tower rises right in the center of Lucca, a compulsory stop for lovers who are visiting the city. There are more than 200 steps to reach the top, an ascent you will appreciate when you see the views of Lucca from above. The perfect background to take a selfie with your partner.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes, there are a lot of steps!
    • While you're in Lucca, take a walk on the walls of the city — another very romantic spot.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 141 things to do in Lucca
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What to expect 09/06/2021
    • Torre Guinigi 08/22/2021
    • Torre Guinigi
    Address:
    Via Sant'Andrea 45
    55100, Lucca
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0583 583086
    Other:
  • Terrazza Mascagni
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Marzia T Says:

    A large Liberty-style terrace, just in front of the sea: can you think about a better place to walk hand-in-hand with your partner? This corner of Livorno has been underestimated for long time, but it is a real jewel. The sea breeze and the landscape will enchant you.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Maybe it goes without saying, but the best moment of the day to have a walk here is at sunset.
    • The location is simply impressive during the summer, but trust me, it is worth a visit any time of year.
    • From here, you can see the whole Tuscan Archipelago: Capraia, Elba and Gorgona.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 107 things to do in Livorno
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • beautiful 08/06/2020
    • Perfect place to watch sunset or stroll beside the sea 11/09/2019
    • Terrazza Mascagni
    Address:
    Viale Italia 139
    Terrazza Mascagni
    57127, Livorno
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0586 894236
    Other:
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Marzia T Says:

    An evergreen location for lovers, not far from the center of Florence. There is an elevated terrace from where you can stare at the immortal beauty of the cradle of the Renaissance, with a statue of David right behind you. At night, be enveloped by the colors of the whole city; it's like living in a fairytale.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget the cameras.
    • Grab an ice cream and sit on a bench to fully enjoy the moment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 678 things to do in Florence
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Put this on your list 10/11/2021
    • Gorgeous views of Florence! 10/09/2021
    • Piazzale Michelangelo
    Address:
    Viale Michelangelo
    50125, Florence
    Italy
  • Osteria Cacio e Pepe
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian)
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    Marzia T Says:

    Situated in the woods — seemingly reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel — this little restaurant offers typical Tuscan food and wine of excellent quality. The staff are friendly and at your disposal for suggestions. Here you will find a peaceful location to share a good meal with your partner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you have pets, they are very welcome!
    • Try the pecorino with pears and honey.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 37 restaurants in Castelnuovo Berardenga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simple food, well prepared 09/22/2021
    • A surprise tip from new friends in Italy 09/21/2020
    • Osteria Cacio e Pepe
    Address:
    Localita Lodoline SNC
    53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0577 165 2898
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Montecatini Alto
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Marzia T Says:

    This little medieval village is really worth a visit. While strolling around the central square, you will discover this region is rich in typical restaurants, cafes and workshops. The fort overlooks a huge plain that will make you feel as if you are floating on air.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To reach Montecatini Alto, you can take the cable railway built in 1898 — the oldest in the world still in function. After about 10 minutes you will be at the top.
    • Have a rest in the typical local gathering place in the central square.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Montecatini Alto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A pretty little village 09/20/2021
    • A must do one night if you have more nights in Montecatini 08/07/2021
    • Montecatini Alto
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Other:
  • Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
    Historic Sites
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    Marzia T Says:

    In the heart of Val d'Orcia is a town 'born from a thought of love and a dream of beauty' (Giovanni Pascoli.) The idyllic Renaissance town of Pienza houses many streets dedicated to love, with very suggestive names, such as Via dell'Amore (street of love) or Via del Bacio (street of kiss.)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you can, also visit Monticchiello and enjoy the landscape between the towns.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 6,261 things to do in Tuscany
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Historic center 08/06/2021
    • Avoid the weekends, but do visit this beautiful town. 10/20/2020
    • Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
    Address:
    near Montepulciano
    Italy
    Other:
  • Tea Room
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Marzia T Says:

    In the center of Siena, in a hidden corner close to Piazza del Mercato, you can find this peculiar little local cafe where you and your love can relax for a bit. The location is elegant and intimate, with soft music, books, and musical instruments all around. The cafe serves lots of different teas and desserts which you can enjoy with good company.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • During a cold winter's night, this is the best place to go and warm up.
    • The atmosphere is very relaxed and perfect for a chat — but it is not so cheap.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 490 restaurants in Siena
    • Perfect Place for an aperitivo 07/03/2021
    • Amazing tea assortment, delicious cake and very relaxing atmosphere 11/13/2019
    • Tea Room
    Address:
    Via di Porta Giustizia 1
    53100, Siena
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0577 222753
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Antica Osteria da Divo
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian)
    Marzia T Says:

    Close to Siena Cathedral, with a location that is surely unique; the restaurant is in fact cut out of 'tuff' (soft volcanic rock.) The staff pays a lot of attention to detail and everything — from the menu to the furniture — is refined and elegant. Perfect for a romantic dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try dishes made with truffle.
    • After dinner, go to the Cathedral: It is spectacular, especially at night.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 490 restaurants in Siena
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive yes, food good but worth the wait ? 10/02/2021
    • Amazing food and experience 09/25/2021
    • Antica Osteria da Divo
    Address:
    Via Franciosa 25-29
    53100, Siena
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0577 284381
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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