Unique region in the world.
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, genius, art, famous for its cultural heritage and natural beauty unmatched.Two, and distinctly different, are the main tourist flows: one addressed to art, lively since the last century, which is concentrated around the museums and monuments of Florence, Siena, Pisa and many other cities, large and small (like San Gimignano and Cortona); and one addressed to the seaside resorts, especially regarding Viareggio and Versilia, but also the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, as the island of Elba, and Grosseto, as Porto Santo Stefano, at the base of Monte Argentario.
The agritourism has had a great development lately. Farmhouses are the highlight of accommodation in Tuscany. Often derived from ancient farmhouses, they are characterized by an elegant yet rustic charm. In step with the times, the majority of farmhouses in Tuscany are equipped with the latest amenities. The region also has the famous spas, starting from Montecatini Terme, in the province of Pistoia; expanding mountain tourism in the highest areas of the Apennines, especially in the ski resort of Abetone. Protagonist of national art and culture in several moments of their long evolution, Tuscany still has alive signs of its history; it is not a simple legacy of the past but an original patrimony persistent and able to renew itself. The region, in fact, is still very vital from the point of view of culture and is able to exploit its artistic patrimony, without damaging it, but reworking it in a creative way. This is confirmed by the fact that UNESCO has included in the world cultural heritage five sites of this region. Tuscan wine and food culture can be defined as ancient and wise, characterized by fresh ingredients, which are prepared with different recipes.
Among the typical Tuscan remember ribollita (bread soup, cabbage and beans), pappardelle with hare sauce or duck of the Aretino, the gnocchi of the Casentino (with spinach and ricotta), pici of Siena, panzanella, and even those made with fish from the Tyrrhenian coast (the famous fish soup and the mullet of Livorno). Among the second courses dominate the hunting meat (such as wild boar, prepared in cacciatore way, stewed etc.) and normal meat: especially known are the Florentine (beef steaks with the bone) on the grill. Often accompanied by the characteristic bread without salt and thick crust and extra virgin olive oil, it is the cold cuts (ham and sausages, but also finocchiona,biroldo, soprassata). Outstanding are also the wines, which are devoted more than ten thematic routes: from the very famous DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano to the many DOC wines, such as Ansonica, white Pitigliano , Colli Etruria Centrale Elba, the Montecarlo, the Morellino di Scansano, the Rosso di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, San Gimignano, the Sant'Antimo, the virgin white wine of the Val di Chiana. Deserve a particular mention the vin santo wine, liqueur made from dried grapes, andalchermes, lively red, still used in confectionery.
Among the many products we can mention the DOP Tuscan pecorino cheese, Tuscan ham and chestnut flour of Garfagnana. The IGP has been attributed, among others, to the Tuscan olive oil, chestnuts from the Mugello, Garfagnana spelled and Colonnatalard.
Bolgheri is a fraction of the town of Castagneto Carducci and is located a few kilometers north-west of the capital.
It rises to the Province of Livorno, on the foothills of the Metalliferous Hills.
The quaint village has developed around the medieval castle (extensively remodeled over the centuries) which stands on a small hill reachable through the beautiful cypress avenue, almost five kilometers long road that begins in the valley, on Via Aurelia, just in front of the 7thcentury Oratory of San Guido, the place was made famous by the verses of Carducci in his poem "In front of San Guido" (1874).
Craft shops, wine bars, taverns, and well-known restaurants offer local products and the culinary tradition of this land, together with the wonderful wines of the DOC Bolgheri.
The surrounding countryside, where roads wind through magnificent greenery as the avenue of Bolgheri and Bolgheri Road, is rich in holiday farms and important equestrian farms, ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Castellina in Chianti
Situated along the Chiantigiana Road, which reaches Siena from Florence, it is among the main destinations of Chianti. With an Etruscan originCastellina passed under the dominion of Florence in the 12th century, and became an important outpost due to its strategic position along the road between Florence and Siena.
Located in the valley with the same name, this village offers great views of the surrounding area.
On the hills surrounding the Orcia Valley and on the way up to Mount Amiata
Castiglione della Pescaia
Famous tourist resort of the Costa del Tirreno, in a unique and fascinating place.
For the quality of the sea and beaches, environmental care and equipment is considered an exclusive tourist destination of Maremma.
ChiancianoTerme is a spa resort with mineral water enriched with healing elements, situated approximately 550 meters above the sea level, that offers all the advantages climate and tourism resulting from its happy geographical position.
Beautiful village in the province of Arezzo. It 'a fortified village famous in ValdiChiana, between Umbria and Tuscany.
There are important medieval and Renaissance monuments.
Founded by the Romans in 59a.C., Florence is worldwide the ideal city of art.
Due to its beauty and the numerous monuments located in the old town, it is definitely one of the city that deserves a visit at least once in their lifetime.
Gaiole in Chianti
Massa Marittima is a small village near the sea (15 km) on a beautiful panoramic hill, rich in art and history; the main square, where you find the cathedral, is one of the most beautiful in Italy. In spring the landscape is framed by flowers and cultivated land with vineyards and olive groves.
The particular location on the ridge between Val di Chiana and Val d 'Orcia has marked the history of the town of Montepulciano, also for its urban design. The City of Montepulciano has about 15,000 inhabitants, one third of them live in the capital and covers an area of 165 sq km; so it’s the largest municipality in the surrounding countryside.
A small town but a real renaissance jewel. Declared throughout the centuries as the “ideal city”. Pienza has kept untouched its charm and beauty. From the narrow streets you can catch breath-taking views of the surrounding Orcia countryside.
Radda in Chianti
Radda in Chianti is a beautiful medieval village enclosed by imposing walls. Situated on a hill between the valleys of Arbia and Pesa, it has ancient origins. Inhabited since the ninth century b.C. is mentioned in a parchment of the year 1002.
As one of the most famous check points on the Cassia Road for centuries, this town controlled the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Latium.
San Casciano dei Bagni
San CascianodeiBagni has been known since ancient times for the richness of its thermal waters. The 42 springs that flow in its surroundings were discovered by the Etruscans and valued by Romans; frequented by the feudal nobility in the Middle Ages, they reached the height of its fame between the Renaissance and the mid-eighteenth century.
San Gimignano, a small fortified city halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers that make the city unique profile.
San Giovanni d'Asso
Included in the splendid landscape of the Crete Senesi, The council is famous for white truffles
San Quirico d'Orcia
San Quirico d'Orcia it’s a village with Etruscans origins and has well preserved its medieval structure. It is located on the Francigena road, on a hill in Val d’Orcia with famous views.
The village of Scansano is the heart of the production of Morellino di Scansano Docg.
Siena is the capital of the province and is located between the valleys of the rivers Arbia, Merse, Elsa and the hills of Chianti, the Montagnola and the Crete Senesi, surrounded by a hilly landscape of considerable charm.
History has left in Volterraits mark with continuity from the Etruscan period until the 18th century, with art and monuments of great importance, which can be admired simply walking through the streets of the historic center, but also visiting the city museums.