One of the first things I do when I arrive in a new city is head to its highest point, whether that be a hilltop or a tower. I like to admire my surroundings from above in order to familiarise myself with the place I’ll be exploring for the following few days. I also love the photographic opportunities it affords, and the sense of freedom and isolation I feel if I happen to find myself alone at the top.
So I was overjoyed to discover that Tuscany is brimming with towers of varying heights and archeological styles, many of which you can climb.
Unfortunately you can no longer do this for free but in my opinion, it’s an activity whose rewards are worth the little splurge.
3Here are 4 historical towers with incredible views of Tuscany.
San Gimignano is known as “the town of fine towers”