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Welcome to Tuscany

Located in the center of Italy, the Tuscany region was the land of Dante and the Renaissance and is one of the favorite destinations of international tourism, very appreciated for the beautiful landscapes, villages, art, architecture and the good wine.

In Tuscany region you can discover places of incredible natural beauty, such as:
  • The Val d'Orcia, included in the UNESCO list for the beauty of the views and landscapes, with its ancient villages and rows of vineyards, where nature is in perfect harmony with man
  • The crystal clear waters of the long Tuscan coastline (500 km): the wild Maremma, the beaches of the Apuan Riviera, Pisa and Versilia, the scenic rocky coasts of Livorno and the picturesque coves of the Etruscan coast
  • The islands of the Tuscan archipelago: Capraia, Giannutri, Gorgona, Elba, Giglio, Montecristo and Pianosa, precious islands that can give crystal clear waters and unforgettable views
  • The mountains of Tuscany region: Amiata, Abetone, Mugello and the Apuan Alps famous for the white carrara marble caves in which Michelangelo rode from Rome by horse to choose marble for his works, such as the Pietà
  • Mount Argentario and the lagoon of Orbetello
  • The hilly wine roads, the Chianti and the Val di Chiana
For people who love art, architecture and archaeology in Tuscany region there are extraordinary monuments tell the fascinating civilizations of the past, some of these listed in the UNESCO World heritage sites:
  • Historic center of Florence, fulcrum of the Tuscan cultural identity, cradle of the renaissance: the Duomo with the dome of Brunelleschi, the bell tower of Giotto, the museum Uffizi Galleries, the Vasari Corridor, Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, known as the Square of Miracles, dominated by the famous leaning tower, architectural perfection of the Pisan Romanesque style
  • The elegant village of San Gimignano with its towers, called the Manhattan of the Middle Ages with its landscapes and its culinary excellence such as the Vernaccia white wine
  • The historic center of Siena, an example of Gothic and medieval Italian architecture, the city of the Palio, with its fan-shaped Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral, which houses precious works of art, including those of Michelangelo
  • Pienza, the city of Pope Pius II, the first ideal Renaissance city built on a human scale in which stands out the Palazzo Piccolomini. Pienza is also known for its typical cheese, the Pecorino di Pienza
  • The Medici villas and gardens, places of peace, fun and enjoyment as the Boboli Garden in Florence and the Medici Villa of Fiesole
Tuscany is one of the Italian regions with the largest number of spas, frequented since ancient times by famous people and writers such as Napoleon and his sister Pauline, Byron, Shelley, Montale and Maria Teresa D'Austria. Among the most striking are the Falls of the Mill in Saturnia.

In Tuscany region there are the oldest historical and religious itineraries such as the Via Francigena, the Via di San Francesco, the Cammino di San Bartolomeo, the Via Degli Dei, the Via Lauretana and the Etruscan Ways in which you can admire the archaeological evidence related to the ancient civilization of the Etruscans.

The Tuscany region has an important Italian cycling tradition with Gino Bartali, a professional cyclist from 1934 to 1954, biggest rival of Fauto Coppi and winner of the most famous races such as the Giro d'Italia, the Milano Sanremo, the Tour de France, etc.

Today the Tuscany region is one of the most popular destinations for those who love cycling and hosts numerous cycling and gran fondo races including the Eroica, the Strade Bianche, GFNY, Gran Fondo del Mugello, Granfondo Gallo Nero, etc.

A trip to Tuscany region is a dip in the flavors and aromas of a land rich in excellence!

The Tuscan gastronomy and cuisine are certainly characterized by simplicity, among the dishes to be enjoyed traveling in Tuscany there are the Florentine steak, Pecorino and ricotta cheeses, chestnuts of Mount Amiata, honey of Lunigiana, the Saffron of San Gimignano.

Tuscany is a land of the excellent Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and prestigious wines known throughout the world as Chianti, Vin Santo, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Maremma wines like Morellino di Scansano, etc.

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