Matt and I spent one day exploring Tuscany with a tour we booked through Viator. It was my favorite day in Italy. I HIGHLY recommend this tour. The tour picks up in Florence and starts with an hour in Siena. Siena is a UNESCO world heritage site and is known for its medieval architecture and its annual horse race called the Palio. We toured the main church (see picture of inside the church below) and shopped in the main plaza.
After Siena we had a wonderful lunch at an organic farm. We had the most scrumptious garlic bread and pasta topped off with an all you can drink wine tasting.
After lunch we went to San Giovanni. The architecture and town were incredible. I felt like I was walking through a real Renaissance town. We spent about an hour there. Matt and I hiked to the top where you can see an incredible landscape. We then went to what is said to be the best gelato place in the world. I believe the place was called Dondoli Gelataria.
Our last major stop was in Pisa. I am sure you can imagine what we did: we climbed the Leaning Tour of Pisa. I recommend getting advanced tickets so you don’t have to wait in line. This is a MUST DO.
The day ends around 7pm in Florence, Italy.