Medieval villages and castles. But also mines, olive groves and lagoons. This is Tuscany, a region of a thousand villages, one more fascinating than the other. We propose a list of 20 places to visit in Tuscany, excluding the most classic destinations.
1. Pieve di Santo Stefano
Pieve di Santo Stefano is a small village in the Aretino Apennines, on the border with Marche and Umbria. It is bathed by the waters of a young Tiber not yet blond, and houses the National Diary Archives, where the stories of ordinary people are contained.
Orbetello is a very special town. Lying on a narrow promontory within the lagoon of the same name, it is squeezed between the brackish waters and an incredible nature. It bears the signs of Spanish domination and is the ideal place to discover the Argentario with its seaside resorts and the Feniglia Park.
3. Terme di Saturnia
Saturnia is one of the most famous sulphurous spas in Italy. Both in summer and winter you can immerse yourself in the warm whitish waters that cure skin diseases. At the public baths open to everyone, you can enjoy the small waterfalls immersed in the countryside.
4. San Quirico d'Orcia
San Quirico d'Orcia is the ancient village of Etruscan origin, the main centre of the Val d'Orcia. Visit the splendid Collegiate Church, the Church of San Francesco and the Horti Leonini. Visit also the hamlet of Bagno Vignoni, with its large pool from which the miraculous hot waters flow.
5. Montecatini Terme
Montecatini Terme is located in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa and Pistoia. It is a town known for its thermal baths whose waters have rich therapeutic properties.