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Can Tuscany ever have too Many Tourists?

With Tuscany being such a popular place to take a holiday, can it ever have too many tourists?

This is a very good question if you intend on visiting Tuscany. You certainly don’t want to be too crowded when visiting this beautiful countryside. But that’s not something you really need to worry about. Tuscany is a rather large place.

With cities such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Chianti, as well as many coastal areas and small villages along the way, there are plenty of places for tourists to go. You can stay in a hotel, hostel, villa, apartment, or a farmhouse. Because of all of these options, there are plenty of accommodations for tourists.

Really, the only place that you’re going to see overcrowding is the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. This is because people flock to this gallery well before it opens and the lines are long. But you can avoid the long lines simply by making reservations when you decide to take a trip to Tuscany. Many individuals do not realize they can do this, which is why they tend to stand in line for hours on end so that they can see the artwork of Michelangelo and many other famous and historic artists.

You’ll especially find traffic around Michelangelo’s David because everyone wants to see this historic sculpture. However, a little bit of patience will pay off.

Once you have battled some of the crowds, you can enjoy wine tasting tours and check out the famous Tuscan olive groves. You can even head over to Pisa and take a look at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You could spend days without seeing another soul if you want.

So if anyone says, “Don’t go to Tuscany because everyone does,” don’t listen. You’ll be able to do everything you want. Mainly because everyone keeps on moving so that they can see as much as possible.