For a start, you can visit both Lucca and Pisa which are the most-visited cities in north west Tuscany, and for good reason: Visit Lucca's charming historic centre set within its 16th Century walls, and in Pisa of course you can visit the most famous tower in the world - the leaning tower of Pisa. Both cities are due west of Florence; the landscape along the way isn't Tuscany's finest, but it has several smaller cities with low-key appeal: good restaurants, a few noteworthy sights, and a taste of Italian life away from the main tourism centres.
You will find a great choice of beaches and charming seaside resorts along the coast from Viareggio northwards towards Liguria. These resorts can become pretty lively especially during July and August when the Italians take their holidays, but come in May, June and September and you will have more room to breathe. There is no shortage of entertainment for all the family, and shops and restaurants.
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