Tuscany – The cradle of the Renaissance, among medieval villages and exceptional wines

It is impossible to wonder what to see in Tuscany without getting lost among the great cities of art, countless historic villages, hills and landscapes with a unique charm on which the characteristic vineyards and cultivated fields give rise to some of the most famous wines and gastronomic products of Italy. Here are some tips to not miss the most beautiful places.

  • Saturnia thermal baths:

they are the favorite place for people looking for a stay rich in wellness , nature and culinary tradition. The Mulino waterfalls are the most popular and consist of a series of terraces where you can immerse yourself. Furthermore, the waters of this thermal spring have been known since ancient times for the benefits brought to the pathologies affecting the epidermis.

  • San Quirico d’Orcia:

is one of the municipalities of the enchanting natural and cultural landscape of the Val d’Orcia, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco . The most important religious monument is the Collegiate Church together with the Church of San Francesco and the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. Moreover the “Rose Garden” with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta is also worth a visit.

  • The Chianti hills:

is the hilly area of Tuscany famous all over the world for its picturesque landscape and excellent wine. Between spring and summer the scenery is like a postcard: vineyards, flowering trees, green meadows and cypresses that shade the old stone houses. Without forgetting these offer medieval villages, such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina and Castelnuovo Berardenga.

  • Saint Gimignano:

called the city of towers , because it had no less than 72. Today, about fifteen remain standing in the Tuscan town, the last witnesses of a glorious past. Its architecture has kept its medieval structure almost intact which allows the visitor to take a dip in history. Piazza della Cisterna, located on the top of the hill on which San Gimignano was born, is among the most beautiful medieval squares in the world. But Tuscany holds many other treasures such as:

it is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Italy; a labyrinth of narrow streets, alleys that converge around Piazza del Campo, the heart of the city. Overlooking the square there are: the Palazzo Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia and the Fonte Gaia, one of the most beautiful Sienese sources. Another place not to be missed is certainly the Duomo: an incredible Gothic-style complex that houses numerous treasures. Furthermore, the floor is rich in symbolism: here there are 56 engraved and carved scenes on the marble made by numerous Tuscan artists. (click here to discover a fantastic itinerary)

known as ” the cradle of the Renaissance ,” it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Its streets are rich in history, the museums among the most beautiful in the world. Ancient palaces, sculptures, art everywhere: walking through the streets of Florence is truly an extraordinary experience. Starting from the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, to then reach the Uffizi Gallery, cross the Ponte Vecchio and indulge in a well-deserved relaxation in the amazing Boboli Gardens. (at this link a fantastic way to discover this wonderful city)

Elba Island is the third largest island in Italy and is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Not to be missed is the town of Portoferraio : also known as the “pink city” for the pink limestone with which the streets of the historic center were paved in 1700, it houses the Napoleonic villas and numerous forts and bastions, evidence of the ancient defenses. (click here to discover our programs)

D’Annunzio, passing through Pisa was so entranced by its beauty that he defined the Tower, the Duomo and the Baptistery as real miracles, and it is precisely since then that Piazza del Duomo has taken the name of “Piazza dei Miracoli”. Furthermore, Galileo Galilei was born and studied here and here is still one of the most prestigious universities in the world (the Normale) as well as the headquarters of the CNR (National Research Council) where the greatest Italian researchers work. You can admire the wonders just described, in our GO IN ITALY programming – click here to discover it.

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