Cities of art in Tuscany
In a perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside, the cities of art in Tuscany offer an absolutely extraordinary historical artistic heritage, hard to find in other Italian regions.
Walking in the streets of towns and medieval villages is like going back in time.
All the artistic beauties in Tuscany, as historical buildings, churches, monuments, squares and museums remind not only the glorious past of our region but also the histories and the events that made Tuscany the cradle of Italian civilization und culture.
Florence, a real museum in the open air, universally known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, enchants visitors every time with its wonders of the Renaissance architecture, its masterpieces in the Galleria degli Uffizi or in the Galleria dell’Accademia; Siena, the city of Palio, whose historical centre is considered by UNESCO humanity’s heritage, is a wonderful example of medieval architecture with Piazza del Campo and its masters' works of the 2nd and 3rd century.
And then Pisa, with the leaning tower, Lucca with its walls of the 6th century, perfectly conserved, Arezzo with its goldsmith’s tradition.
Up on the hills lie the medieval villages: ancient fortified towns, little pearls of history arrived until today thanks to the care and passion with which they have been maintained in the time.
The beautiful San Gimignano towers, the ancient Monteriggioni walls, the tuff ground and the alabaster quarries of Volterra. And Certaldo, Boccaccio’s town, Massa Marittima, very closed to the sea, San Galgano and the sword in the rock…
Fascinating and mysterious places where every corner hide absolutely unique treasures of art an culture.
Holidays in Tuscany
A holiday in Tuscany is an absolutely unforgettable experience. Art, history and natural beauties blend with harmony in enchanting landscapes and old-days atmospheres. The little villages, the rural districts, the artistic heritage and the wine-and-food products, come together to make of Tuscany an unequalled land.
Tuscany is able to satisfy every tourist’s requirements as it offers in a sprawling but easy-to-visit region, all types of holiday.
The seaside for holidaymakers who don't want to renounce to a dive in our very clean and deep blue seawater; the countryside is Tuscany's visiting card in the world, suitable for all those tourists looking for relax and peace among green hills and sweet smelling woods; the cities of art for those who love to plunge into the history, into the culture and into the emotions of the great past of our region; the mountain in summer and in winter for all those who will not renounce to spend a day on the snow or to make an excursion up on the Appennino.
Few other regions in Italy can boast a cultural, historical, artistic and naturalistic heritage like the Tuscany’s one, and above all, a wide range of tourist activities in one region.
An interlacing between landscape and popular tradition, between nature and man's hand that with the passing centuries took root till to become a typical way of life, that "Tuscan way of life" well known all over the world, which makes our region so special. So special that everyone who spends a holiday here, will fall in love with Tuscany and will come back again.
The seaside in Tuscany
The Tuscan coast, about 300 km long, and the wonderful islands of the Arcipelago Toscano offer unique and varied landscapes: sandy or pebbly beaches, sheer cliffs dropping into the blue depths, large and shady pinewoods.
In the many entertaining tourist resorts you can spend amusing or relaxing, exciting or worldly holidays.
Tuscany’s bathing offer is so wide to satisfy every type of holiday need, even the most particular one. Besides views and wonderful landscapes, along the coastline, you can find areas with unpolluted nature where wordly life alternate with places where peacefulness and relax are the rule of the day.
The Versilia, with its nightclubs, pubs and shops and exclusive beaches, accommodate a tourism characterized by quality and worldly. Maremma and Argentario coastlines offer on the contrary, natural characteristics of rare beauty and charming environments, almost unreal that remind the charm of life in harmony with nature and the importance of the rediscovery of ancient traditions. The Costa degli Etruschi with its inlets and its blue seawater offer great possibilities for pleasure boating due to the well equipped tourist harbours.
Spending a holiday on the Tuscany's coastlines is a very pleasant experience thanks to the very clean beaches and seawater so that our region is among the firsts in Italy for pureness and respect of the environment.
Some of the most visited sea-towns like Forte dei Marmi, Castiglione della Pescaia, Castagneto Carducci, Castiglioncello receive every year international recognitions for the quality and the safety of their coastlines.