Tuscany

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tuscany - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente)

    Building/Architectural Site

    Legend holds that Galileo conducted an experiment on the nature of gravity by dropping metal balls from the top of the 187-foot-high Leaning...Read More

  • 2. Battistero

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This lovely Gothic baptistery, which stands across from the Duomo's facade, is best known for the pulpit carved by Nicola Pisano (circa 1220...Read More

  • 3. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Pisa's cathedral brilliantly utilizes the horizontal marble-stripe motif (borrowed from Moorish architecture) that became common to Tuscan cathedrals...Read More

  • 4. Marina di Campo

    Beach–Sight

    On the south side of Elba, this small town with a long sandy beach and protected cove is a classic summer vacationer's spot. The laid-back marina...Read More

  • 5. Monte Capanne

    Mountain–Sight

    The highest point on Elba, Monte Capanna is crossed by a twisting road that provides magnificent vistas at every turn; the tiny towns of Poggio...Read More

  • 6. Museo Archeologico

    Museum/Gallery

    Exhibits at this museum reconstruct the island's ancient history through a display of Etruscan and Roman artifacts recovered from shipwrecks. ...Read More

  • 7. Palazzina dei Mulini

    House/Mansion/Villa

    During Napoléon's famous exile on Elba in 1814–15, he built this residence out of two windmills. It still contains furniture from the period...Read More

  • 8. Porto Azzurro

    Town/Village

    The waters of the port at Elba's eastern end are noticeably azzurro (sky-blue). It's worth a stop for a walk and gelato along the rows of...Read More

  • 9. Rio Marina

    Town/Village

    Elba's quietest town is an old-fashioned port on the northeastern edge of the island. Here you'll find a pebble beach, an old mine, a leafy...Read More

  • 10. Villa San Martino

    House/Mansion/Villa

    A couple of miles outside Portoferraio, this splendid villa was Napoléon's summer home during his 10-month exile on Elba. Temporary exhibitions...Read More

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