25 Favorite Photos of Tuscany

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Photo by Margie Miklas

Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and these photos easily explain why.

25 Fab=vorite Photos of Tuscany


Located in central Italy, Tuscany  stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the rolling hills with scenes of serene countryside dotted with wineries, to vibrant cities famous for art, architecture, and food,  and to the pristine seashore, Tuscany has it all.

Please enjoy 25 of my favorite photos of Tuscany.

San Gimignano ~ Photo by Margie MiklasThe medieval walled Tuscan town of San Gimignano

The Renaissance Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano

Florence’s Campanile, also known as  Giotto’s Bell Tower

Fiesole Photo by Margie MiklasFiesole, a town high above Florence

Tuscany Siena Photo by Margie MiklasA view of Siena

Church of Saint Agostino in Montepulciano Photo by Margie MiklasChurch of Saint Agostino in Montepulciano

Siena campo Photo by Margie MiklasThe Campo in Siena, a great  place to congregate and people-watch

The incredible marble quarries in Carrara, where the marble for Michelangelo’s David was acquired.

Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence Photo by Margie MiklasPiazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence

View of Siena Photo by Margie MiklasView of Siena

Monteriggioni Photo by Margie MiklasThe walled, medieval castle of Monteriggioni, a town located between Siena and Florence

Duomo in Florence Photo by Margie MiklasThe stunning facade of the Duomo in Florence

Lucca wall Photo by Margie MiklasPart of the ancient wall surrounding Lucca

Photo by Margie Miklas Staue of David at Accademia in FlorenceThe incredible sculpture of David in the Accademia Gallery in Florence

The beach at Massa di Carrara Photo by Margie MiklasThe beach at Massa di Carrara


Carousel in Florence Photo by Margie MiklasThe iconic carousel belonging to the Picci family on the Piazza della Republica in Florence

Ponte a Serraglio in Bagni di Lucca Photo by Margie MiklasFog over the mountains in Ponte a Serraglio, one of the villages of Bagni di Lucca.

A view of Florence and the Arno River from Piazzale Michelangelo Photo by Margie MiklasA view of Florence and the Arno River from Piazzale Michelangelo

View from the top of the Leaning Tower of PisaPhoto by Margie MiklasThe view from the top of the  Tower of Pisa, well worth the climb

Ponte Vecchio in Florence Photo by Margie MiklasThe Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence

Fonte Gaia in Siena Photo by Margie MiklasThe Fountain of Joy in Siena

View from San Gimignano Rocca Photo by Margie MiklasRocca e Parco Montestaffoli  is the highest point in San Gimignano and well worth the walk up the hill to reach this peaceful setting.

Siena Cathedral Post by Margie MiklasThe Cathedral of Siena

San Michele in Foro Church in Lucca Photo by Margi MiklasSan Michele in Foro Church in Lucca, one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture

If you’d like to read more about Tuscany, you might enjoy traveling along with me in Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy, currently available on Amazon and Amazon UK.Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with Italy

Have you been to Tuscany? What was your experience? I’d love to hear about it, so please leave a comment.

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18 Responses

  1. a mindful traveler

    Gorgeous photos Margie. I absolutely loved Montepulciano when we visited last. There are so many smaller towns in Tuscany I would love to explore. Tuscany is such a picturesque region of Italy isn’t it? 🙂

    • margieinitaly

      Thank you so much, Lorelle. I agree. Tuscany is full of little hill towns ready to be explored.

  2. Karen DiRienzo

    Tuscany, my all time favourite part of Italy. I have been to Italy 5 times and visited many, many places but my heart belongs in Tuscany. I find an inner peace as I enter the region. The cyprus trees and beautiful rolling hills and gorgeous countryside make my heart happy. I would visit every year if I could. Thank you for sharing your pictures and taking me back to the places I love.

    • margieinitaly

      Thanks so much Karen. Tuscany is full of beauty and always provides a reason to return

  3. Lois Patton

    Thanks for the trip back to Tuscany. This area was among our favorites of all our trips. I will never forget looking at the David for the first time. I was overwhelmed with awe and a sense of privilege to see such magnificent work. The views from the hill towns were a close second.

  4. dollygoolsby

    Ah, Margie, you caught me while I was in a nostalgic moment anyway, dreaming of Florence. Of all you pictures, I have been to all those places, save one. I have never been to Bagni di Lucca, but it is on my list. Thank you for the great photos.

  5. karenincalabria

    I’ve been to many towns and cities in Tuscany, and spent a month each at language schools in Florence and Lucca. I really liked Lucca, lovely place to just hang out, walking the streets or the wall around the town, taking in the gorgeous churches. I wasn’t crazy about Florence, not that there wasn’t a lot of beauty and wonderful museums, but as a place to be for an extended time, I didn’t find it as “livable” as other places I’ve stayed in Italy. I love the interior of Siena’s Cathedral and the baptistry, in particular, of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.

    • Margie Miklas

      Thank you Karen…What an experience to study the language in two of the best places! I like Lucca very much also and would return in a heartbeat.

  6. Manja Mexi Movie

    I live in the south of Tuscany but have not visited anything from your photos other than Firenze, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. The latter is in my top ten Tuscan towns. Some others are Porto Ercole, Orbetello, Talamone, Volterra, Pienza and Capalbio where I live. Tuscany is surprisingly large, bigger than my country of origin Slovenia. Looking forward to further explorations, also by way of your blog.

    • Margie Miklas

      Thank you Manja. I really appreciate your perspective as someone living in Tuscany. I also have not been to many of the beautiful Tuscan towns you mention. It would take a year or more to visit all of them and really explore…I guess that’s why I keep coming back.

      • Manja Mexi Movie

        And I forgot to mention the two most unexpected ones, Pitigliano and Sovana. Really worth a visit. I’m glad I found your blog and I hope you come back often. 🙂

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