10 Reasons Why Tuscany is Ideal for Couples
Posted by Sonia (05/02/2016)
Tuscany is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. It’s filled with rolling hills, charming cities, olive groves, and breath-taking scenery. It’s a region that naturally feels romantic, making it ideal for holidays, weddings, honeymoons and unforgettable proposals.
Whether you and your partner prefer an idyllic escape in the countryside, exploring mesmerising cities or an active break, there will be somewhere in Tuscany that’s perfect for you both. Here are ten reasons why Tuscany is ideal for couples.
1. The scenery
The scenery in Tuscany conjures up images of vineyards stretching for miles, fields filled with lush greenery and hilltop villages. There are 120 nature reserves in the region, so it’s definitely worth taking some time to go walking or hiking during your romantic break.
Some of the most scenic spots where you can take some amazing pictures include the Chianti hills and vineyards, Val d’Orcia (a UNESCO natural heritage site) and Crete Senesi. You will also witness some of Tuscany’s most impressive scenery if you drive on the road that runs from San Quirico D'Orcia to Bagno Vignoni.
2. The cultural sites
Another reason why Tuscany is ideal for couples is because of its rich cultural heritage. If you and your partner love a bit of culture and history then you won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer in Tuscany, which is home to seven World Heritage sites.
The Renaissance era played a big part in shaping the culture of this region. There are lots of castles and iconic churches to uncover. Some of the major cultural gems include the medieval towers in San Gimignano, Siena's historical centre, Palazzo Piccolomini, Florence Cathedral and of course, the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
3. The wine
Tuscany is filled with vineyards and wineries where you can taste the local wine. Head to a vineyard for a few hours and go on a tour or sample the Tuscan wine over a romantic dinner in a local restaurant. The Tuscan wineries are a fantastic place to learn about Italian wine, this region boasts some of Italy’s most famous wines including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
4. The sunsets
On a visit to Tuscany, you will most likely experience some jaw-dropping sunsets. Of all the things you see on your trip, the sunsets will be something that will stay in your mind forever. Share a romantic moment whilst taking in the views and watching some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets. Some of the best places to see a stunning Tuscan sunset include along the pier in Viareggio, The Mascagni terrace in Livorno and from the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
5. Luxury private villas
There are plenty of secluded villas throughout Tuscany where you can enjoy complete privacy. Relax in your very own charming private villa filled with everything you need for a perfect romantic getaway. We have handpicked authentic Tuscan villas that are ideal for couples looking for a quiet escape. Check out our romantic private villas here.
6. Beautiful hilltop villages and romantic towns
Tuscany is well known for its scenic hilltop villages filled with character and charm. There are some classic medieval towns to explore. Perhaps the most famous hill town is San Gimignano and others worth a visit include Montepulciano and Pienza.
If you want to visit some of the towns that are less overwhelmed by tourism then head to Massa Marittima, Pitigliano or Volterra. Lucignano is a small little village between Siena and Arezzo that’s known as the ‘town of love’.
7. Delicious Italian cuisine
Couples who enjoy eating out and sampling the local cuisine will really appreciate the food in Tuscany. You will drink plenty of wine and eat lots of delicious food during your romantic break in Tuscany.
The food here is fresh from local farms as the Tuscan people take a lot of care in the ingredients that they use and aim to maintain local culinary traditions. Sample some of the best regional cuisine in Italy on a holiday to Tuscany.
8. The spas
There are lots of spas throughout the region where you and your partner can find some peace and tranquillity. Treat yourselves to a relaxing massage at one of the excellent local spas. You can also visit the natural outdoor hot springs such as the thermal springs in Saturnia.
9. The beaches
Tuscany is so well known for its beautiful countryside that a lot of people don’t realise it also has gorgeous beaches. From the rugged coastline of Maremma to the secluded islands off the Tuscan coast, there are plenty of places where you can spend some time soaking up some sun on beach.
10. The activities
There’s plenty of things for couples to do in the Tuscany region, from cycling and outdoor sports to wine tasting and cooking classes. You certainly won’t run out of things to do, see Florence on a Segway, walk through nature trails or drive through Tuscany on a Vespa. Create some unforgettable memories in Tuscany on a romantic getaway.