Tuscany is a region of Italy that is renowned for its beauty, from the Renaissance capital of Florence to the area’s medieval villas and spectacularly untouched natural landscape. As well as a variety of ancient churches, palaces and bridges, there are also a huge number of castles in Tuscany dotted across its countryside that range from 11th-century fortress to recently restored wine estates. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale!
History, art and architecture lovers will find more than enough to captivate them while exploring Tuscan castles, with highlights such as museums, preserved frescos and artworks, and guided tours available in some locations. Many of Tuscany’s castles are now also available to rent as holiday accommodation, offering a unique travel experience and the chance to properly experience life in a medieval or Renaissance property.
Whether you’re looking for sightseeing spots, unique winery experiences or a hotel with a difference, here’s a guide to some of the best castles in Tuscany that are not to be missed on your next Italian holiday.