Even for other Italians, Tuscany epitomizes everything good about their country: beguiling landscapes carpeted with cypresses and vineyards, delicious food and wine, and some of the greatest art and architecture of the Renaissance—the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s “Allegories” in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico, and the perfectly preserved Gothic hill town of Sam Gimignano. As Tuscany’s transportation hub, Florence is perfectly situated within easy day-trip reach of several of these sights: You don’t even need to switch hotels to see these highlights of central Italy. See Fiesole, Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano for more information.

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