The list of things to do in Tuscany is almost endless. It's almost impossible to be able to cover everything in one trip. Our rundown of Tuscany highlights is a great place to start.
This tailor-made gastronomic journey in Tuscany and Amalfi Coast gets your senses tingling. Taste the most wonderful and freshly made Italy food in Naples one day and enjoy the most beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast the next. Experience Italy's smells, tastes, feels and sights when travelling from Florence to the Amalfi Coast.
With this tailor-made Trip Back In Time, you have a great opportunity to discover Florence and its awe-inspiring art and astonishing architecture.
Home to over 300 bird species, the Alpi are also known for their vast beech and chestnut forests and series of dramatic marble quarries. However, if you want colour visit in spring to see the area's spectacular wildflower displays.
Once you've gazed at the art make time to wander around historic Arezzo. If this handsome city seems familiar, you may recognise it as one of the locations on its right, you may also recognise it as a location from the award-winning 1997 film, 'Life Is Beautiful'.
The town attracts hordes of tourists in summer but it's still a delight to explore and possibly one of the reasons Italy is second only to New Zealand in the most beautiful countries in the world.
Stay at a beautiful hotel in San Gimignano, a medieval hill town halfway between Florence and Siena. Tuscany is known for its wines and food and that's what you'll be exploring on this tailor-made trip to Wine and Food in Tuscany- several wine and food pairings await. All are hand-picked by your local travel specialist.
However, you can't possibly miss Campo's vast Romanesque cathedral and Camposanto is where to see some of Italy's most extraordinary tombs and frescoes. Unsurprisingly, Pisa is always very busy in the summer. All big sites are busy in summer, so it's a good time to look at the 6 best alternatives to Italy's famous landmarks.
Don't miss the Medici-era pool in the main square, although not open for bathing it looks marvellous and if that intrigues you might also like 25 fun facts about Italy you didn't know.
Castello di Velona south of Montalcino is a perfect example. This former 12th-century castle sits in the open countryside only 30 minutes drive from Siena. Each bedroom is individually designed, there's a spa and the Tuscan restaurant showcases Castello di Velona wines.
Castellina’s one sizeable church is the neo-Romanesque San Salvatore, which is notable only for a single fifteenth-century fresco and the mummified remains of the obscure St Fausto. But what brings in the tourists to Castellina is, of course, wine and olive oil. The local vintages and olive oil can be sampled during the tours at several places in town.
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