O'Reilly logo

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany by Alexandra Lawrence, Reid Bramblett

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

TopTen

Northwestern Tuscany

The coastal northwest corner of Tuscany is a land of craggy mountains, wide plains and beautiful Romanesque architecture. Proud, independent Lucca, with its bicycling grandmothers and exquisite Renaissance sculpture, managed to stay a Medici-free republic until Napoleon came along. Lively university city Pisa retains the cultural heritage from the 11th–13th centuries, when its navy ruled the Western Mediterranean. Brash upstart Livorno has grown in leaps and bounds since the 16th century to become a major port. The three cities still nurse bitter rivalries.

1. Pisa

Tuscany’s favourite daytrip offers more than just a leaning tower. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required