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Vivere la Toscana

TUSCANY... Authenticity, seduction and traditions...

Tuscany never ceases to amaze.

In addition to the most characteristic destinations such as the cities of art (Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, etc.) or those related to the best-known villages, such as the evocative Volterra and San Gimignano, there are many other areas to unveil, such as the Maremma, for example. They outline the most unseen but equally inviting part of Tuscany, made up of traditions, crafts, ancient walls, alleys, genuine flavors of the past, unspoiled nature and postcard landscapes.

If you have chosen to come to Tuscany, we will present valuable tips that will allow you to easily discover the places to visit in Tuscany and everything you need to know to unveil this wonderful region.

Where to go and what destinations not to miss will be questions you can immediately answer after visiting our portal, created to best present this enchanting territory and offer many activities and tourist services that can be conveniently booked online.

Vivere la Toscana - Una regione da esplorare

Between history and culture

Tuscany is the land that gave birth to many of the protagonists of the history of our country and the entire world: by visiting it you will have the opportunity to get to know the cities of Dante Alighieri, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Macchiavelli, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, just to name a few of its illustrious heirs.

Moreover, the roots of Italy soak very deeply into this place that gave rise to the vernacular that later became the ‘Italian we currently speak, and in these lands lived and studied protagonists of Italian history that the whole world envies us, such as Michelangelo to Donatello.

The major art cities of Tuscany-Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo and Pistoia-are, without a shadow of a doubt, worth visiting. In fact, history and culture in Tuscany do not remain relegated to monuments and medieval villages, but live daily thanks to its inhabitants who, with care, love and dedication, devote themselves to keeping local customs and traditions alive. Unforgettable examples of this are the masked parades, such as the Viareggio Carnival or historical games such as the ‘Game of the Bridge’ in Pisa or the ‘Historical Football’ in Florence, and again The Palio of Siena, and many, many others.

What to do in Tuscany?

Festivals, art and nature

An undisputed destination for world tourism, coming to this land also means relaxing to the pleasure of a good glass of wine, tasting unique flavors rooted in the past and indulging in the relaxation of the spa resorts.

We cannot forget the festivals, which are a true collective event in every village in the region; depending on the season and the products that the land leaves as gifts, each festival holds its own peculiarities and stands out distinctly, as in a picturesque Renaissance painting by Brunelleschi.

If you wonder which places to visit in Tuscany we recommend mountains, hills and the sea, which alternate to create harmonious panoramas that will take your breath away.

The Tuscan mountains from the Apuan Alps to the Apennines are home to many ski resorts, walking and hiking trails, protected areas and nature parks… a perfect paradise for lovers of nature and high altitude air! From the mountains gently and sinuously slope the hills and sunflower fields that have always represented the typical Tuscan landscape par excellence.

After much wandering among the cities of art and meandering hills, one blissfully arrives at the sandy shores washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, with its Tuscan resorts and beaches of undisputed beauty.

The real marine masterpiece of this splendid land is its Archipelago, whose maximum intensity is embodied in the enchanting Island of Elba, flanked by as many naturalistic beauties such as the Island of Giglio, the Island of Giannutri, the Island of Pianosa and the Island of Capraia… characterized by crystal-clear blue sea, the seductive sunsets and the pristine golden beaches!

And during the cold period of winter, why not be caressed by the regenerating warmth of Tuscan spas?

In addition to a huge number of spas with facilities for all-around pampering, there are also many sites where you can benefit from natural thermal springs freely: among the most renowned we mention the resort of Petriolo, twenty minutes away from Siena, and the natural waterfalls of Saturnia, in Maremma.

In this gentle and sinuous progression of landscapes and panoramas…let us not forget that Tuscany is also much more to savor and taste: fertile hills, irradiated by golden sunsets, where the gaze loses its perspective, are in fact the background of a countryside rich in products that the whole world envies, from olive oil to wine, from cured meats to cheeses, the fruits of a millenary food and wine culture.

Every village and every “podere,” whether small or large, has its own specialty of Tuscan cuisine!Tuscany is a land to be experienced in its traditions and its past that has its roots more than 2,000 years ago, to be tasted in the present through the fruits of its land and to be appreciated thanks to the skill of those who preserve the typical recipes, handed down from generation to generation, and those who have preserved the environment and cultural heritage.

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