1 The Duomo, Florence

Climbing Brunelleschi’s dome is a must.

2 The Uffizi, Florence

The world’s greatest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings.

3 Chianti

The country’s most famous vineyards.

4 The Leaning Tower, Pisa

Still defying gravity and still continuing to amaze.

5 Lucca

A stunning array of Romanesque churches in this most urbane of Tuscan towns.

6 The Palio

Siena’s historic horse race, run over three frenetic laps of the Campo.

7 Tuscan hill-towns

Tuscany’s hill-towns epitomize the region for many visitors, with San Gimignano the most popular.

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