Traveling as a young couple is unlike anything else. You and your significant other can travel as a unit, experiencing all of the excitement that a truly great trip has to offer together. You can see places for the first time, try new foods and discover something new about yourself and each other. While there are an array of places to do this, what better place to travel than one of the most lush and romantic spots on the planet -- Tuscany, Italy.
Although the region is a prime vacation destination at any time of year, the most popular season to visit is the summer when the weather is at its warmest.
Lying on the west coast of the country, Tuscany is well-known for its unique culture, artistic heritage and winemaking. Many also admire it for its natural and breathtaking beauty, delicious cuisine and serene lifestyle. Whether you plan to stay for a week in one of the many villas for rent in Tuscany or want to extend your visit, we've listed four great reasons why young couples should visit Tuscany.
1. To explore the rich history and culture of Tuscany
Tuscany is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, so spend a day seeing and learning about the rich history of the region. Visit Florence, the capital of Tuscany, where you can see the Duomo and Baptistery. Explore the various museums and art galleries filled with paintings and sculptures. Make your way over to the city of Pisa and see its popular Leaning Tower.
2. To enjoy a taste of fine wine
Because of favorable climate of the region, Tuscany has long been famous for its winemaking. It's especially well-known for its popular Chianti. Be sure to make your way to the vineyards and take a guided tour or go wine tasting.
3. To eat authentic Italian cuisine
While Tuscan cuisine is usually simple, the vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices that are mixed in are what help to give it its authentic flavors. It's also the skill involved in preparing the food that plays a role. Whether you want to try a pastry or a dish, or even something simple like pizza, all foods are prepared with skill.
4. To see the hills and land
The Tuscany region contains 120 nature reserves, including plains, hills and mountains, making it an opportune place to spend time hiking. You can book a walking tour and take a stroll, or spend a day touring a city.