Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Travel Hit List: Tuscany

Sunset on Siena. Photo: Christine Thompson. Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Sunset on Siena. Photo: Christine Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Tuscany never fails to pleaseit’s one of our favorite destinations and we’re sure you’ll love it too. Read on to find out all about this enchanting region.

Read: about a 600-year-old pharmacy begun by Florentine monks, where staff continue to make traditional herbal elixirs, in Smithsonian magazine.

Listen: Festa Italiana – Colorful folk music from Italy from Smithsonian Folkways.

Watch: Secret message or not? Learn from Smithsonian Channel about a mysterious inscription in a fresco by the Tuscan-born painter Vasari. Some believe that his fresco, Battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana, hides another secret fresco painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

Eat and Drink: Get the best of Tuscany’s food and wine traditions, guilt-free! Join our cycling journey through Tuscany.

Check out:rare Michelangelo drawing, discovered in our own collections at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Travel: Now is a great time to book a journey to Tuscany.

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