Get Inspired / Italy Tuscany and Umbria, Italy - Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Italy Tuscany and Umbria, Italy - Highlights story by: Inspire France & Italy San Gimignano - One of Tuscany’s most popular towns. Famous for its towers, its nickname is the Manhattan of Tuscany. There were originally 72 towers surrounding the town, now only 14 remain. Walk the old city wall and enjoy the great views down the valley before exploring the little side streets. Lucca - A wonderful walled medieval city, a true hidden treasure. In July it hosts a summer concert series over 10 days in the picturesque Piazza Napoleone (recent artists include Pink, Simply Red, Eric Clapton) the concerts are intimate and the setting is sublime. Siena- Built on 7 hills with the Campo (main square) in the centre, expect to be walking up, down and all around. It has alot of charm and when you are exploring the mostly pedestrian streets of the various neighborhoods, you can’t help but soak up all that atmosphere. You will gaze in wonder at how they could possibly get horses and people into the Campo for Palio in July and August. Perugia - The capital of Umbria is a cool university town. As well as cool, it is also an amazingly well preserved walled medieval city. Home to the delicious Baci chocolates - try some while you are here. Assisi - One of Umbria’s most famous and most fabulous hilltop towns, and of course the home of St Francis Pienza - As you wander through the narrow cobblestone streets you will be captivated. Drink in the colourful window boxes and shuttered windows while your nose will be wondering what that strange smell is - it will be the cheese as Pienza is famous for its wide variety of quality cheese. Greve - sits on a hilltop entirely covered by trees and vineyards. Greve is the centre of the famous Chianti wine producing area and is home to a wonderful wine library with a museum on the history of winemaking (and of course a sample corner!) >Book your trip to Italy now, check out our HOT deals here! Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Milan day trips for the budget-conscious Read more Add or remove from Wishlist These adventures should be on everyone's bucket list Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.