Tuscany woos travelers with its lush vineyard-dotted countryside, charming medieval towns, rich history, luxurious hotels and mouthwatering food and drink.
While many not be able to visit Italy’s west central region right now, we tapped Senai Ibraimi, better known as travel photographer and influencer @sennarelax, to sate our wanderlust with a tour of its most Instagrammable spots. Ibraimi’s stunning landscapes have earned him more than 1.4 million Instagram followers, and he was an influencer before it became a ubiquitous term.
He is based in Wallis, Switzerland, where there’s no shortage of nearby pristine backdrops, but he considers Tuscany a special place. “I could stay there forever,” Ibraimi says. “Everything is unique, from countryside to seaside, passing by beautiful villages and towns.”
Take the above capture of Val d’Orcia. “It’s one of my favorite spots in Tuscany,” Ibraimi says about the photo of the cypress-lined curved path. “The road leads to a private property, but it’s known by almost all Instagrammers. I was one of first people to take a drone image, which is now a classic shot!”
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“Terme di Saturnia offers natural hot springs that are about 3,000 years old. It’s easy reachable and free for everyone who’d like to relax for a while. This shot was taken early in the morning, sunrise time! I wanted to be there before it got crowded.”
“Capalbio is a medieval village that sits on a green hill in Southern Tuscany. It’s nicknamed ‘Little Athens’ for the important artistic and historical role it played during in the Renaissance. This is an aerial view of the tower standing among the red roofs of stone houses.”
“Inside the double 15th-century walls, Capalbio is filled with charming streets.”
“I love these fluffy green hills in Val d’Orcia, especially with the misty morning light.”
“Isola di Giglio is beautiful with its crystal-blue water and well-preserved nature.”
“Sorano is an amazing medieval village with stone buildings and its great Orsini fortress dating from the 13th century. There are many beautiful streets, and a clock tower provides a gorgeous panoramic view. Many buildings are connected by underground walkways.”
“Another charming small island called Isola di Giannutri, and it is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea. I found this colorful, flowery street while exploring there.”
“This little village in Isola di Giannutri is visited by few tourists. The island is mainly privately owned with only 27 registered residents.”
“Talamone is a fishing village in Orbetello. Many people don’t even know that there is sea near the countryside. There are many beautiful places like this.”