The holiday destination for thousands of tourists every year, the charm of Tuscany never stops. Surrounded by stunning landscapes and entrancing towns, the region almost seems frozen in time. You would be surprised how much Tuscany and it’s capital, Florence, could offer to your gap year experience!
Famous for its history, arts and priceless heritage, the city of Florence attracts thousands of young people from all over the world. This makes it an incredible city, rooted in history and, at the same time, so in step with the times.
Art exhibitions, local festivities and cultural events are only a few of the many opportunities this place has to offer to get the most out of your gap year.
If you are not particularly interested in the artistic roots of the city, you can still opt for the many excursions that leave daily to discover Florence and its surroundings.
Among the many tours you can experience, there are three Tuscany excursions aimed to explore Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti, the heart of Tuscany!
Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano
This excursion, run by the Italian company Sightseeing Experience, will guide you through the narrow alleys of San Gimignano, also called the Medieval Manhattan due to its ancient towers which are visible from miles away.
The same day you will also enjoy some free time exploring Pisa (with the unmissable picture under its leaning tower!) and Siena, famous for the annual Palio, a medieval horserace held in the city’s main square, Piazza del Campo.
Pisa & The Leaning Tower
If the time spent in Pisa was not enough for you, you can always opt for the second excursion, all focussed on this incredible city and on its cultural heart: Piazza dei Miracoli. An expert tour leader will be happy to tell you all the curiosities about the ancient Babtistery of Pisa, its medieval walls and its stunning leaning tower!
Wine experience in Chianti Hills
The third and last noteworthy excursion — Wine Experience in Chianti Hills and Radda in Chianti — has nothing to do with the artistic or historical features of Tuscany, but rather with its gourmet aspect! What’s better than enjoying a day of wine tastings and local specialities?
With all that’s been mentioned and much more, Tuscany certainly is the perfect destination for an authentic, immersive and dynamic gap year. Give yourself the possibility of spending precious time in the company of authentic traditions, making unforgettable memories!
Find out more about what Tuscany has to offer by visiting the Sightseeing Experience website and don’t forget to share your moments with them on social media:
Save your money by using the promo code GapYearFlorence on their website!
This article was in partnership with Sightseeing Experience