Visiting the Medieval towns in Tuscany is an indescribable experience!
There’s no doubt that Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy.
In some towns you can still sense a suggestive atmosphere. Have you ever visited the amazing Medieval towns in Tuscany, for example?
They are really suggestive and witness a past characterised by struggles and conflicts. Castles, towers, citadels and bastions provide evidence of this. Explore amazing alleys and discover the magic of Tuscany. Take part in this exciting travel through time.
Here is a short list of places we think you should visit.
The historic centre is a veritable maze of narrow streets. It is situated on a panoramic hill where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views and it is still surrounded by well-kept city walls.
The buildings that were used for the public life in the 13th century represent today the main attraction and they are all located in the main square: Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo del Podestà, Zecca, Duomo, Loggia del Mercato and Fonte Pubblica.
In the highest part of the town you can admire the fortress and the clock tower. There are also very interesting museums to visit and you can take part in exciting hikes to explore the territory in detail.
An authentic gem, a Medieval town rich in history and art, founded even before the year 1000 on the Costa degli Etruschi (the coast of the Etruscans).
The city walls that enclose the historic centre form a pentagon, along which eight defensive towers are placed at a certain distance form each other. There are plenty of churches, historic palaces, stone houses and museums: everything will take you back in time.
The historic centre is full of craft shops where you can buy wonderful artefacts made of wrought iron or wood.
Nature is another element that contributes to the outstanding beauty of Suvereto. Thick woods of Mediterranean vegetation cover the slopes as far as the beach.
The countryside is also crossed by the “Strada del Vino”, which is an itinerary whose central theme is wine. It couldn’t be otherwise in a region with so many wineries, olive mills and farms. There are also farms that are perfect for agritourism, where you can taste homemade typical products.
A visit to the Montioni Nature Park would be ideal to complete your “naturalistic” experience.
Another amazing town on the Costa degli Etruschi, a splendid Medieval castle.
The streets, the alleys and the palaces are arranged in concentric semicircles and create a harmonic pattern of extreme beauty. The historic centre is surrounded by walls. The Palazzo Pretorio is the most noticeable building because of its clock tower that dominates the scene. You will go through an exciting experience among churches, museums and craft shops.
Don’t miss the Teatro dei Concordi (a theatre) and the San Silvestro archaeo-mineral park.