5 Towns that are redefining Tuscan Travel
Tuscany is renowned for its amazing towns and picturesque villages with cobbled streets that are all surrounded by a beautiful country setting of rolling hills. It’s a region favoured by travellers for decades with an abundance of art and gastronomy to feed the soul. Been there, done that? Think again. We look at the towns that are redefining Tuscan travel.
Defined by its beautiful winding slopes lined with cypress trees and vineyards. Yet it has more than meets the eye. Visit medieval castles and charming farmsteads. Indulge in the food the locals’ favour and the wines that are synonymous with Tuscany. The area offers an abundance of colourful landscapes. From the gorgeous green vineyards to the golden glow of the many wheat fields. The Vitaleta Chapel (pictured) has also become a symbol of the town.
Stay at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in the super cute village of San Quirico d’Orcia. The boutique properties are scattered across the village. This gives you the freedom to choose your preferred accommodation style.
Tuscany is well known for the production of amazing wine, but it is also the perfect place to focus on health and wellness. Bagno Vignon is a charming town and thermal hot spring paradise. Experience the medical properties of the natural pools like a true Roman. Bagno Vignoni is located very close to the Via Francigena, part of the pilgrim route that was used to travel to Rome and onwards.
Sorano & Sovana
Nearby the Lazio region, you will find the stunning Jewish hamlet of Sorano. This town is truly redefining Tuscany. The hillside village is truly picturesque and offers a thermal bath experience, Terme di Sorano.
Another beautiful village with Etruscan origins lays close by. Be sure to visit Sovana with its charming atmosphere for a true Tuscan experience.
Sitting on top of a hill, the walled city of Cortona is rich in art and gastronomy. Immerse yourself in the lives of the past Roman and Etruscan civilisations by visiting the Etruscan museum. Housing wonderful art including bronze and ceramic traditional pieces, it is also home to an archaeological park with fortifications and Roman roads. Ten minutes outside of Cortona is The Monastery of Celle. It was the first monastery built by Saint Francesco of Assisi. You can also visit Villa Bramasole, made famous by the bestselling book ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’.
The best ways to travel through Tuscany
A small group tour or private experience is a great way to experience Tuscany. Choose the itinerary that suits you best – Tuscan Villages; Tuscany: Food & Wine Tasting or Tuscany: Food & Wine in depth or simply let us help you build your own! Each of our itineraries offers a chance to redefine the way you visit Tuscany. For those that are returning, or a chance to delight in all things Tuscan for the first time visitor – we’ve got an itinerary for you.
Travel on a Small Group Tour with a maximum of only 10 people, allowing for a shared experience but without the fuss of a bigger tour. A tour driver throughout means you can relax with the ability to explore further afield each day in your free time, knowing you can wine taste to your hearts content.
Work with the team at Ormina Tours to create the ideal Tuscan itinerary. Our experts can help you discover new Tuscan towns and experiences. Decide between group, self-drive or private itinerary options. Think beyond what you know and redefine what Tuscany means to you.
Tags: Tuscany, Cortona, Montalcino, Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Sorano, Sovana