This year we can go back to exploring the world and Tuscany is ready to welcome visitors, with its incredible sights, delectable wine and food, and unforgettable experiences. Here we suggest some of our favourite activities and our pick of the best things to do in Tuscany in 2022. We include top art exhibits, tours and some great destinations around this marvellous region.

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Top things to do in Tuscany in 2022

1. Check out an exhibition in Florence

For anyone passionate about art, Florence is one of Italy’s top destinations. Here you find top-rated museums such as the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery, dedicated to Renaissance masterpieces. There’s also an array of places – like Palazzo Strozzi or Museo del Novecento – that host temporary exhibits from contemporary artists. And don’t forget the collections of paintings and special interest museums at the Pitti Palace.

HIGHLIGHT => In 2022 (from 1st March to 1st August), you can see the famous ‘Pietà’ by Michelangelo at the Opera del Duomo Museum, as part of an exhibit dedicated to Michelangelo amongst the Best Art Exhibitions in Florence this year.

=> Insider tip: book a Guided Tour for Uffizi and Accademia Gallerygreat value for money, don’t waste time in the queues and have an art expert revealing all the secrets of these amazing works of art.

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A view of Florence

2. Visit Volterra, Tuscany’s Capital of Culture 2022

This year Volterra has gained the title of Tuscany’s Capital of Culture. Volterra is one of Tuscany’s most scenic hilltop towns, with its handsome main square, ancient cobbled streets and Etruscan heritage. And it keeps alive a long-held artisanal tradition: the art of alabaster. A browse around the fascinating alabaster workshops in Volterra is definitely among the top things to do in Tuscany in 2022.

INSIDER’S TIP => Delve deep into Volterra’s past and take part in the Medieval Festival AD 1398 – on Sunday 14th and 22nd August 2022 (see the official site).

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Volterra – Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

3. Wine tasting in a Tuscan winery

Wine lovers look no further, because this is a Wine MeccaTuscany is one of Europe’s most important wine regions, with an viticultural tradition that dates back to Roman times. With world famous red wines such as Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino.

Visiting one of the towns where wines are made – be it a hamlet in the Chianti region surrounded by beautiful vineyards or a hilltop town crammed with ancient cellars – is a must-do for anyone who loves wine. Check out the Best Wine Towns in Tuscany to explore.

=> Join this popular Chianti Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour from Florence to enjoy all the flavours and aromas of Chianti wine and learn the secrets of Tuscan wine making.

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4. Truffle hunting

Italian truffle hunting has been recently included on the Unesco Cultural Heritage list. Truffles represent a way of living in some rural areas in Tuscany, such as the woods around San Miniato, the Casentino and the Crete Senesi. Joining a truffle hunt is a unique experience that you can try in Tuscany.

=> Book your Half-Day Truffle Hunt with lunch outside the town of San Miniato – Experience the thrill of an authentic truffle hunt with an experienced ‘tartufaio‘ and her truffle dog.

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5. Join a Cooking Class

Italian cooking is a bit like alchemy, and to learn all the magic tricks you can join one of the cooking classes in Tuscany that are becoming more and more popular. Pick the freshest ingredient, see an experienced cook at work and learn some authentic Italian recipes first hand.

There’s something for every taste => 4-hour cooking class in Siena led by a local chef, who will teach you how to craft some Tuscan favorites, or a Half-Day Cooking Class in the Tuscan countryside learning to cook a complete meal (and eat it afterwards!)

6. Reconnect with nature: Hiking in Tuscany

Hiking in the Tuscan forests might be just what you need to reconnect with nature and exercise surrounded by wonderful scenery. If you like forests and off the beaten track places, the Foreste Casentinesi National Park in the Casentino area is the place for you. What will you find there? Ancient woods, plenty of clean air and secluded monasteries hidden among the trees.

Or you can work your way up to the Apuan Alps near the coast, one of the best destinations for hiking in Tuscany . For the best scenery ever, idyllic countryside and soothing landscapes, choose to walk the stages of the Via Francigena in the Val d’Orcia, the scenic region south of Siena.

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Hiking in the Apuan Alps – photo: digital341 on pixabay

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